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Steely Dan Reviews

ConcertsJazz & Blues

Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 12

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2.0 star rating Rb from Las Vegas, Nevada

TOUGH NIGHT FOR DAN FAN

While I was really looking forward to this I have to say I was disappointed. Here’s why. The theater was perfect- my seats were great. Unfortunately mr fagans voice was in bad shape this night. But as he said- you have to roll the dice. So that wasn’t the only thing. As a long and loyal dan fan- I found that the songs they decided to play were just to vanilla . They had such a tremendous cast of musicians And could pull off anything , really. I would have liked to hear them play some more stuff from royal scan and Aja ( Jazier) but also after all of these years a little more interpretation of their own music . I really like some of the covers of the steely dan songs - particularly by the jazz crowd, and with the band they have I don’t think it would be much of a challenge to them to experiment a little. They certainly have toured a lot, and for folks like me - I just want a little more from my favorite band ever!

5.0 star rating STEVEN P from Las Vegas, Nevada

STEELY DAN VENETIAN MAY 4TH 2019

GREAT SHOW!

1.0 star rating Barb from Rochester, New York

BAD SOUND MIX

Very muffled sound on vocals. Very disappointed as I paid $99 to see Steely Dan. Great venue, although costly to park.

5.0 star rating Steven Schuyler from Boston, Massachusetts

THE DAN AT BOSTON'S ORPHEUM--DOES IT GET ANY BETTER?

Over the last 25 (!) years, my two daughters and the family have seen Steely Dan perform about 6 or 7 times. Older daughter Stephanie bought 8 tickets in the first balcony of the 150+ year old Orpheum Theater for Friday's opening night performance ("Aja and greatest hits"). I should contextualize last night's experience to say that my daughter had seen the Dan last week in New York (where David Crosby sat in for a surprise rendition of "Wooden Ships") and that our first family concert was to see them at the so-called Tweeter Center, when the kids were maybe two and six. We had a great dinner at Pho Pasteur, right around the corner, and then walked up to the Orpheum, which is an intimate setting for a concert. The band was tight, Donald's voice was stronger than ever. Watching the drummer perform is actually mesmerizing! The set list was "something for everybody." The crowd was generally above 50, and obviously digging it, but not more than my 25 and 29 year old daughters!

2.0 star rating Andy Skaff from Boston, Massachusetts

NEVER PICKED UP THE PACE

I went to the Steely Dan Show Saturday Night at the Orpheum Theater in Boston. I kept waiting for the pace to pick up. Started by playing the entire Night Fly-Donald Fagen record which put the whole audience into snooze mode. Even the Steely Dan songs that were eventually played were somewhat odd choices. Never really got rockin' in any way. The show was extremely well rehearsed, sounded great, very professional. But I think it left most fans wanting more great Steely Dan songs. Too many solo Fagen songs. Never got the crowd going.

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