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Steely Dan announces first tour after Walter Becker's death

Steely Dan is soldiering on after the death of founding member Walter Becker.

The band announced a new string of tour dates Monday, just a little over one week after Becker died at 67.

Steely Dan’s decision to continue rocking even as they mourn made good on a promise from Donald Fagen, who founded the band with Becker in the early ’70s.

“I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band,” Fagen said in a statement.

Steely Dan rocker Walter Becker dead at 67

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Becker died Sept. 3 at 67.

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The tour includes eight North American dates, kicking off Oct. 13 in Thackerville, Okla., and wrapping up Oct. 25 in National Harbor, Md., according to Ultimate Classic Rock.

Steely Dan will then head across the pond for a trio of gigs with the Doobie Brothers, as part of Blues Fest 2017.

This won’t be the first time Fagen has played without Becker.

In July, his recovery from an unidentified “procedure” forced him to bow out of the band’s performances at the Classic East and Classic West concerts in New York and Los Angeles.

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Becker’s final Steely Dan show was May 27. He died Sept. 3.

See below for the newly announced dates:

Oct. 13: WinStar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville, Okla.

Oct. 16: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Oct. 17: Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, N.Y.

Oct. 19: Casino Rama Resort, Orillia, ON, Canada

Oct. 20: Caesars Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

Oct. 22: Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Ct.

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Oct. 24: Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, Md.

Oct. 25: MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Md.

Oct. 28: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

Oct. 29: The O2, London, UK

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Oct. 30: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

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