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New York, NY 5/26


May 26 2013
New York, New York
Beacon Theatre

New York, NY

May 26, 2013

"Steely Dan has 26 sold-out shows here, huh? Looks like we have some work to do, Wayne."

Tom smiled slyly at Wayne Williams (Benmont Tench's long-time tech who also works with Donald Fagen and Walter Becker) as he examined the plaque commemorating the duo's long association with the Beacon.

It's a few minutes before Tom and the band take the stage for the final night of their five-night run at the Upper West Side theatre, and the mood backstage is loose. As band members make their way down in the elevator that carries them down from the dressing rooms on the floors above, friends and family mingle in the narrow hallway that leads to the stage. With four amazing nights of music in the books, Tom dug even deeper into the bag for tonight's setlist, pulling out "Honey Bee," "Spike," "Down South" and the ultra-rare "Girl on LSD" along with covers of J.J. Cale's "13 Days" and Paul Butterfield's Blues Band's "Born in Chicago." "It's Good To Be King" was the cornerstone of the set and served as a great transition between "Willin'" and the rest of the acoustic mini-set and the electric heavy hitters to follow. "I Should Have Known It" has grown into a show staple, priming the pump for the set-closing one-two punch of "Refugee" and "Runnin' Down A Dream."

"New York City, thank you!" Tom said before strumming the opening notes of "American Girl." "We've had a great time playing here this week and won't soon forget it. We're gonna end it back where it all began!"

We're coming home to LA! We'll be at the Fonda next week, but keep checking back for more from the Beacon Theatre run!


Set List:

Rock & Roll Star

Love Is A Long Road

Honey Bee

Born in Chicago

13 Days

Best of Everything

Cabin Down Below

Woman In Love


Tweeter And The Monkey Man


Time To Move On

Down South

Girl on LSD


Good To Be King

I Should Have Known It


Runnin' Down A Dream


E: Listen To Her Heart

American Girl


Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

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dianna's picture

Oh my my......oh hell yes!!!!