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Steely Dan and Steve Winwood to Play A Day On The Green

Posted by Daniel Stevens on Oct 13th, 2011 and filed under Breaking News, Events, Parents. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

After dazzling audiences with their first ever Australian shows in 2007, jazz rock icons Steely Dan are returning for an encore tour in October – and in a real treat for music lovers, legendary British vocalist Steve Winwood will be the special guest in his first visit here in more than two decades!

The Frontier Touring Company and Roundhouse Entertainment are thrilled to announce that Steely Dan and Steve Winwood will play at Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale on Sunday October 30.

After recently completing a stellar 10th anniversary summer, the concert is the first to be announced for a Day on the Green’s 2011/12 series. With General Admission tickets at just $99, the chance to see two multi-Grammy Award winning artists on one stage is a night not to be missed and a fine way to kick off the upcoming season!

Steely Dan has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ’70s, with hits including ‘Do It Again’, ‘Reelin’ in the Years’, ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’, ‘F.M.’, ‘Peg’ and ‘Hey Nineteen’. They reunited in the early ’90s and have toured throughout the decade and beyond, releasing the four time Grammy winner Two Against Nature in 2000 and its acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003.

Donald Fagen and Walter Becker will be joined by a talented group of musicians, now dubbed the Miles High Big Band, including Keith Carlock (drums); Jon Herington (guitar); Freddie Washington (bass); Jim Beard (keys); Michael Leonhart, Walt Weiskopf, Roger Rosenberg and Jim Pugh (horns); plus their backup trio, named the Embassy Brats, singers Carolyn Leonhart, Cindy Mizelle and Catherine Russell.

Steve Winwood was just a teenager when he rocketed into the international spotlight as the prodigious singer of the Spencer Davis Group. The blues and R&B-influenced rock of ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ and ‘I’m a Man’ had Winwood’s singing drawing comparisons to that of his idol Ray Charles – despite his tender age.

Later albums Refugees of the Heart, Junction 7, About Time and 2008′s Nine Lives (which gained his highest ever Billboard album debut at #12) all continued to display Winwood’s supreme musical talents.  This will be his first Australian tour since 1990.

Information for parents:

Are you a young parent who thinks that they can no longer attend festivals? Think again. A Day on the Green comes up soon and thankfully it’s child friendly.

Children under the age of 12 can enter free of charge. Don’t let your child run wild however, as persons under 18 must be accompanied by a ticket holding parent or legal guardian at all times. Children are only allowed in the general admission area. The venue is pram friendly, but unfortunately there are no baby changing rooms at the venue.

If your child needs certain refreshments throughout the day, the venue will be selling a large range of drinks. However, if you want to bring some from home you will have to abide by a few guidelines. Drinks required for dietary or health purposes are allowed in sealed containers with written consent from a health professional. Unopened bottled water no bigger than 700ml in plastic bottles can be brought into the venue.

For further information contact Roundhouse Entertainment.

Ticket Prices:
Platinum (first 4 rows only): $230
Gold: $190
Silver: $149
General Admission: $99

Tickets now on sale from Ticketek and ticketmaster.com.au.

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