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On Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8PM the Ives Concert Park Summer Concert Series continues with Steely Dan--Jazz-Rock Ambassadors to the Galaxy. Rock & Roll Hall of Famers STEELY DAN dazzled both the public and the critics in 2009 with their classic-albums-in-full Rent Party Tour. Responding to overwhelming popular demand, Steely Dan masterminds Walter Becker and Donald Fagen bring on more action with the Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven summer tour. The tour, which kicks off in Seattle on July 2nd and concludes in Boston on September 30th, will showcase greatest hits and deep cuts alike. Select shows will also feature performances of complete classic albums, and set-lists determined by fan voting online. Steely Dan have announced this year's program will also include special guests, and an idealistic strategy for World Peace. Acclaimed jazz artist Sam Yahel is on board as the tour's main support act. For Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven, Fagen and Becker bring back their awesome group of players, this year dubbed the Miles High Big Band: Keith Carlock (drums); Jon Herington (guitar); Freddie Washington (bass); Jim Beard (keys); Michael Leonhart, Walt Weiskopf, Roger Rosenberg and Jim Pugh (horns) — along with their saucy backup trio, the Embassy Brats: Carolyn Leonhart, Cindy Mizelle, and Catherine Russell. Check the website for further information.