Classic US jazz rock supergroup Steely Dan will play Dublin's 3Arena this October, their first gig in Ireland since they played The Point in 1996.

They play on October 28 and tickets for the show, which is part of BluesFest 2017, are priced from €79.50 and go on sale this Friday, May 12. Fellow FM rockers The Doobie Brothers will play support. 

Steely Dan, who are currently touring on a classic rock bill with The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Journey in America, last played Ireland in September 1996 at The Point.

Fronted by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Steely Dan are probably best known in Ireland for penning the theme tune to RTÉ's hugely popular nostalgia show Reeling in The Years, although a cover version of the song was used on the programme.

Other hits from the multi Grammy Award winning band include Do it Again, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Babylon Sisters, Hey Nineteen, and Haitian Divorce

Steely Dan released seven albums of increasing musical sophistication between 1973 and 1980 before they split up. After working on solo projects, Becker and Fagen reunited in 1993 and released two more studio albums. 

They are one of the most sampled acts in music with everybody from Kanye West to Beyonce and All Saints to De la Soul using sections of Steely Dan songs for their own work.

Steely Dan in action: Becker and Fagan front and centre

In other gig news, rumours of a Rolling Stones gig at Croke Park began circulating again today with the announcement of the band's new European tour. However, no UK or Irish dates have been included. 

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