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Doobie Brothers Add New Dates to 50th Anniversary Tour

The Doobie Brothers have added 23 additional shows to their previously announced 50th Anniversary tour with former frontman Michael McDonald – nearly doubling their run. This tour marks the first time in nearly 25 years that McDonald will head out on the road with his fellow Doobies.

The majority of the new shows will be interspersed among the previously announced dates with four others extending the tour by one week. The Doobie Brothers also revealed that the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will serve as the opening act for the entire tour.

“Next year our tour will include Tom [Johnston], John [McFee] and myself, along with Michael McDonald,” Patrick Simmons said in a press release. “The fans will have a chance to hear all our hits, as well as deep cuts and new material. I know these will be very special performances.”

See below for a complete list of tour dates. Note: new dates are in bold.

The news of the band’s reunion comes on the heels of The Doobie Brothers’ first-ever Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination. Nominees were announced last month and the Class of 2020 inductees will be revealed in January.

Fans can vote daily for up to five nominees in the Klipsch Audio Fan Vote here.

“I wish we had been in a long time ago,” Johnston told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Our band has definitely been around long enough, made enough noise hit-wise, given a lot of people a lot of pleasure and is still out doing it. I don’t know what else would be required. I think those are the requirements.”

In order to qualify for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, an artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior.

Doobie Brothers 2020 50th Anniversary Tour

Jun 9 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Jun 10 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jun 12 — Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
Jun 14 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (Formerly Verizon Amphitheatre)
Jun 17 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Jun 19 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jun 20 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Jun 23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Jun 24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Jun 26 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
Jun 27 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Jun 29 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jun 30 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jul 2 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul 3 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul 5 — Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater
Jul 18 — London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
Jul 19 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Jul 21 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Jul 22 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 24 — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Jul 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul 29 — Toledo, OH @ The Zoo Amphitheater
Jul 30 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug 1 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Aug 2 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug 6 — Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
Aug 8 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 9 — Mt Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Aug 12 — Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Center
Aug 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 15 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
Aug 28 — St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
Aug 30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sep 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Sep 3 — Boise, ID @ Ford Amphitheatre
Sep 5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sep 6 — Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sep 8 — Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Sep 10 — Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheater
Sep 12 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep 13 — Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Sep 17 — Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheater
Sep 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Oct 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct 7 — Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Oct 9 – Irving, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
Oct 10 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct 12 — Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
Oct 14 — Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Arena
Oct 15 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Oct 17 — Memphis, TN @ FedExForum

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