Both bands have a long and storied history together going back decades and now, once again, the classic rock veterans return for a co-headlining tour this summer titled The Summer Of Living Dangerously.

While this won’t be the first run of shows since Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker’s death in September – Donald Fagen, the band’s other founder, led a run of shows in October – it certainly underlines Fagen’s determination to keep Steely Dan moving forward. The new tour – details are available on the Steel Dan website here – will see both bands playing thirty seven dates in the US and Canada across May, June and July 2018.

Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers Tour

At the time of Becker’s passing, Fagen had stated that he intended “to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band.” In a Rolling Stone interview in December, he’s said, "I would actually prefer to call it Donald Fagen and the Steely Dan Band or something like that” but revealed that promoters insisted on the original name for commercial reasons. Fagen has since been in a dispute with Becker’s estate over control of the band, a matter that is still ongoing.

Go here for all the details on Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers’ The Summer Of Living Dangerously tour.