Fagen, McDonald and Scaggs team up for tour

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Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs have revealed plans to come together under one banner for a string of shows as the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue this summer. The trio will make their way to Boston for a show at the Citi Wang Theatre on Tuesday August 31. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $45 to $125, are on sale now through Telecharge.

In a press release announcing the tour, Fagen explained the inspiration for three to team up by stating, “Back in the early ’90s, my wife (Libby Titus) was producing little shows in Manhattan restaurants featuring mostly friends — musicians, comedians and so on. This grew into ‘The New York Rock & Soul Revue’ which toured nationally for two years and produced an album, Live at the Beacon Theater. The 1993 show featured, among others, Mike McDonald, Boz Scaggs and myself. The shows were such a blast that we decided to tour together again this year as the mighty ‘Dukes of September’”.

The three legendary singer-songwriters have put together an all-star band for the occasion to bring of their best mix of blue-eyed soul, rock, jazz and R&B in a series of collaborative concerts. The shows will give fans the opportunity to delve deeper into each artist’s classic catalogs along with select hits and tributes to some of their influences.

Scaggs explained the trio’s approach to creating a dynamic setlist in the press release by saying, “This time around, we’re going a little farther afield with our trio, but the setlist in progress reflects the basic approach which is: out of the hundreds of songs we’ve picked out of the hat, what are the gems and how can we fit it all into a two hour show? How about Mike McDonald singing ‘Hurt So Bad’ by Little Anthony or doing Ray’s ‘Tell the Truth’ or Donald Fagen doing David Ruffin’s “My Whole World Ended”? And I might get to do Mink DeVille’s ‘Cadillac Walk’ or some Curtis Mayfield. What I know for sure is that I’ll have the best seat in the house.”

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