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Doobie Brothers to co-headline on 37-city tour

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As promised, Donald Fagen is taking Steely Dan on the road again for an extensive tour—and he's bringing the Doobie Brothers with him.

The two classic rock bands from the 1970s will launch "The Summer of Living Dangerously" May 10 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The two-month swing will visit 37 cities nationwide by the time it wraps up July 14 in Bethel, New York.

A ticket pre-sale begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Citi cardmembers; tickets for the general public go on sale Friday.

This is Steely Dan's first full-fledged tour since the death of co-founder Walter Becker, 67, in September. Fagen, 69, immediately vowed "to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can," a promise he began to fulfill with eight shows in October.

The shows will go on despite Fagen's ongoing legal fight to retain control of the band he started with Becker 46 years ago. Shortly after Becker's death, his estate filed a lawsuit to nullify a 1972 agreement that transferred the entire Steely Dan franchise to the surviving member. Becker's widow is demanding a 50 percent stake in the enterprise and wants to be appointed an officer or director.

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