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Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers Pack the Key Arena

The Summer of Living Dangerously Tour featuring Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers made its way to the Key Arena in Seattle. Both bands are acting as co-headliners on this tour and each band performed ninety minute sets chocked full of timeless classics that had fans young and new get out of their seats and start singing and dancing with many famously known songs that have withstood the test of time.

Getting the evening started were Northern California’s Doobie Brothers, who performed a fifteen song hour and a half long set that featured tracks that have spanned the band’s career which is nearing its fifth decade. Featuring members Tom Johnston (guitars / vocals), Patrick Simmons (guitars / vocals) and John McFee (guitars), along with touring musicians John Cowan (bass), Bill Payne (keyboards), Marc Russo (saxophone), Ed Toth (drums) and Marc Quinones (percussion), the band had everyone on their feet from the moment the house lights went down. Opening with “Natural Thing” and followed by “Rockin’ down the Highway”, the band’s sound was superb and the musicianship was on point. The band played many a hit single and fan favorites such as “Taking it to the Streets”, “Jesus is Just Alright”, “Eyes of Silver”, “Black Water”, “Long Train Running” “China Grove” and “Listen to the Music”.

After a short intermission, musicians and vocalists who were to support Donald Fagen for the nineteen song set had made their way to the stage. String instruments (guitar and bass), drums, horn section, keyboard and backing vocalists started the set with a cover of Maynard Ferguson’s “Fan It, Janet”. As the band started “Green Flower Street”, Fagen joined them on stage and they proceeded to performed many Steely Dan hit songs, such as “Hey Nineteen”, “Aja”, “Kid Charlemagne”, “Rikki Don’t Lost That Number”, “Bodhisattva” and “Reeling in the Years”. Fagen and company also performed a good assortment of covers such as “Keep that Same Old Feeling” by The Crusaders and an instrumental version of Nelson Riddle’s “The Untouchables”.

Doobie Brothers Set List
Natural Thing
Rockin’ Down The Highway
Road Angel
South City Midnight Lady
Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
Jesus Is Alright (The Art Reynolds Singers cover)
Eyes of Silver
Disciple
Takin’ It To The Streets
The Doctor
Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) (Kim Weston cover)
Black Water
Long Train Runnin’
Encore
China Grove
Listen to the Music

Steely Dan Set List
Fan It, Janet (Maynard Ferguson cover)
Green Flower Street
Hey Nineteen
Black Friday
Aja
New Frontier
Time Out of Mind
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
Black Cow
Dirty Work
Babylon Sisters
Bodhisattva
Keep That Same Old Feeling (The Crusaders)
Josie
Peg
My Old School
Encore
Reelin’ In the Years
The Untouchables (Nelson Riddle cover)

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