Should you cling round Aimee Mann’s Instagram, you’ll come throughout a number of hand-drawn comics. One four-panel illustration posted in the present day appeared to announce that Mann was dropped from her opening slot for Steely Dan’s summer time tour as a result of “it looks like they thought their viewers wouldn’t like a feminine singer-songwriter?” Mann added throughout the comedian: “Because it occurs, Steely Dan is the one band that I 100% love, with no reservations, so it actually sucks.”
The complete textual content of the comedian reads:
I used to be presupposed to open for Steely Dan this summer time. I simply came upon that they took me off the invoice. Nobody is totally positive why, however it appears they thought their viewers wouldn’t like a feminine singer-songwriter? Because it occurs, Steely Dan is the one band that I 100% love, with no reservations, so it actually sucks. However you understand what? Individuals are allowed to not such as you, for no matter motive.
“Good luck to all bands,” Mann concludes on the finish of the strip.
Mann has spoken about her love for Steely Dan as lately as final fall when she advised Forbes, “I really feel like folks have a critical injury after which I all the time relate to that.”
A take a look at Steely Dan’s web site reveals their spring/summer time 2022 tour dates with Snarky Pet being listed because the opening act. (Mann and Snarky Pet had been introduced as openers simply final month when Steve Winwood dropped out.) We now have reached out to Mann’s representatives for affirmation.
UPDATE: Mann has commented on Twitter, confirming she received’t be hitting the street with Steely Dan. Nonetheless she’s bought her personal beforehand scheduled tour kicking off subsequent month.
My spouse hates Steely Dan. I’ve mentioned that with Aimee Mann, who actually loves Steely Dan. Now I’ll by no means once more attempt to persuade my spouse that Steely Dan is nice. https://t.co/E1npXodopA
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) March 17, 2022