OK, so DeRo refers to "dad rock" in his review today of the new Wilco record, and no doubt this qualifies. However, the person writing this particular post may be unashamedly a slobbering Steely Dan fan but is a thirtysomething very much without kids. So there.
The Dan band will be holding court later his summer for four — count 'em, four — nights at the Chicago Theatre as part of the lumbering-on classic rock band's Rent Party Tour. Each night will feature a different album played in its entirety, plus some frills:
Aug. 31 — "Aja"
Sept. 1 — "Gaucho"
Sept. 3 — "The Royal Scam"
Sept. 4 — "Takin' It to the Seats" Internet Request Night, in which the setlist is determined by Internet votes from ticket-holders
Perhaps some of you fans, like me, need to take a moment to mop up after your spit take.
The "tour" includes multi-night stands like this in only two other cities, which you can guess: New York and L.A.
Tickets for all four Chicago shows go on sale at 11 a.m. June 6 at the Chicago Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. To charge-by-phone call 800-745-3000.