Donald Fagen Illness: The news of Steely Dan’s other key member, Donald Fagen, who still performs with the band and on his own, astounded fans of the band more than anything. Recently, Fegan was asked about the condition of one of his bandmates.
Fegan stayed mum about the condition that finally led to Baker’s passing on September 3, 2017. When Fagen plays in front of an audience without Baker, he claims to immediately feel an enormous absence. Fagen is now on tour with Steely Dan till the end of October.
Since Baker’s death, Fegan has experienced personal hardship. Fagen postponed his final solo tour, citing an unidentified ailment, two days after announcing a new tour with Steely Dan and ten days following Baker’s passing. Since September 24th, Fegan had been on the road with his other group, the Night Flyers.
Fans started to wonder what was wrong when Baker skipped Steely Dan’s high-profile summer appearances at the Classic West and Classic East stadium events. Fagen and the rest of Steely Dan were still able to perform during Baker’s illness; Fegan didn’t say anything in the media about it.
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Due to sickness, Donald Fagen was compelled to postpone the final four shows of his North American solo tour. The following dates, according to Pollstar: September 12 in Portland, Oregon; September 13 in Seattle, Washington; September 15 in Saratoga, California; and September 16 in San Francisco, California, saw concerts by Fegan and The Nightflyers cut short.
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The keyboardist’s scheduled performance on September 3 at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas, has reportedly been postponed owing to the passing of Walter Becker, a former bandmate from Steely Dan. Baker passed away at the age of 67 from undetermined circumstances.
Following this week’s declaration that Steely Dan would launch their first official tour with autumn performances in North America due to Baker’s passing, information about Fegan’s health problems became public.
Beginning on October 13 in Thackerville, Oklahoma, and concluding on October 25 in National Harbor, Maryland, the demonstrations will last for two weeks.