The Doobie Brothers will reunite with former frontman Michael McDonald for a North American tour celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the band’s founding.
Singer-guitarists Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons along with multi-instrumentalist John McFee have continued to perform together as The Doobie Brothers for years and recently announced a Las Vegas residency in February 2020. This, however, will be the first time in nearly 25 years that singer-keyboardist McDonald will be joining them on the road.
The 30-city trek, will launch on June 9, 2020, in West Palm Beach, FL, and finish on October 10, 2020, in Houston, TX.
The band made the announcement at the conclusion of their November 18th Nashville show at the Ryman Auditorium, during which they performed two of their albums in full – 1972’s Toulouse Street and 1973’s The Captain and Me.
In a surprise appearance, McDonald joined the others on stage during the encore for a performance of The Doobie Brothers’ smash hit “Takin’ It to the Streets,” after which Simmons announced that the band, including McDonald, would be hitting the road in 2020 for an anniversary tour.
“We’re truly excited about our 50th Anniversary Tour, as it’s a celebration of the band’s entire history,” Johnston said in a statement. “We’ll be performing songs from our full catalog, as well as new music.”
Tickets for the 50th Anniversary tour go on sale to the general public starting Friday, December 6th, at 10 a.m. local time via Live Nation.
The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour Dates
9 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Jun 10 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
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 19 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Jul 22 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul 30 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug 2 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug 8 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
Aug 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
Aug 30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sep 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Sep 5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sep 12 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Oct 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct 9 – Irving, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
Oct 10 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion