Donald Fagen says Walter Becker is on the mend after not being able to play with Steely Dan last month at Classic West in Los Angeles and Classic East in New York.

Becker was advised by his doctor not to fly from his home in Maui, so Fagen recruited Larry Carlton to fill in.

Steely Dan have two shows scheduled for Dublin and London at the end of October, and they plan to resume their annual residency at New York's Beacon Theater, which they usually do in the fall, in February.

Fagen and his other band, The Nightflyers, perform in Atlanta Wednesday night.