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Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen explains why Aimee Mann was dropped from tour: Buzz

Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen explains why Aimee Mann was dropped from tour. Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen has confirmed that Aimee Mann will no longer be opening for the jazz rock band’s 2022 tour, including a June 23 concert at the St. Joe’s Amp in Syracuse. Mann, who was booked to replace previous opening act Steve Winwood, said Wednesday she was removed from the lineup without notice and suggested “they thought their audience wouldn’t like a female singer-songwriter,” which Fagen denies.
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Aimee Mann’s Claims About Being Dropped From Steely Dan’s Tour Are Only Part True, Donald Fagen Suggests

Hours ago, Aimee Mann revealed she had been dropped from a Steely Dan tour, writing on Instagram, “No one is entirely sure why, but it seems they thought their audience wouldn’t like a female singer-songwriter?” Now, the band’s Donald Fagen has responded, and as far as Mann’s status as a “female singer-songwriter” being the reason she was cut, it appears she was only right about the “singer-songwriter” part.
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Donald Fagen Denies ‘Ridiculous’ Claim About Why Aimee Mann Was Dropped From Steely Dan Tour

Click here to read the full article. Donald Fagen has denied Aimee Mann’s claim that she was dropped as the opening act for Steely Dan’s new tour because, as she speculated, “they thought their audience wouldn’t like a female singer-songwriter.” In a statement to Rolling Stone, Fagen explained, “Well, first of all, the idea that I would make any decision based on the gender of a performer is ridiculous. That’s something that would never even occur to me.”  Fagen also noted that female singer-songwriters like Phoebe Snow and Rickie Lee Jones had served as opening acts for Steely Dan in the past. On...
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Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Explains Dropping Aimee Mann From Tour

Yesterday, Aimee Mann revealed via a comic strip on Instagram that she was dropped from the spring/summer Steely Dan tour after previously being announced as an opening act. “It seems they thought their audience wouldn’t like a female singer-songwriter?” the illustration mused. Donald Fagen has denied that was the reason Mann was dropped in a statement issued to Rolling Stone.
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