The Doobie Brothers announced at their recent concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville that they will be celebrating the band's 50th anniversary by reuniting with former frontman Michael McDonald for a 2020 North American tour.
Kicking off June 9 in West Palm Beach, FL and wrapping Oct. 10 in Houston, TX, this 30-date tour will be the first time in nearly 25 years that singer-guitarists Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, singer-keyboardist McDonald, and multi-instrumentalist John McFee will tour together.
When they announced the tour, McDonald was in attendance and came out during the encore for a surprise version of “Takin’ It to the Streets,” the title track of the first album McDonald was a part of.
“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.”
McDonald was part of the band's lineup from 1975 to 1982, appearing on four albums total. He also joined the band for stints in 1987, 1992, and 1995–1996.
Tickets for the 50th anniversary tour go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Dec. 6 at 10am local time via Live Nation.
Check out the 50th anniversary tour dates below.
June 9 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 10 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 14 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (Formerly Verizon Amphitheatre)
June 17 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
June 19 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 20 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
June 23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
June 24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 26 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
June 27 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
June 29 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 30 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 2 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 3 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 19 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
July 22 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 30 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 2 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
August 8 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
August 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
August 30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
September 5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
September 12 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
October 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 9 – Irving, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
October 10 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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Article image: The Doobie Brothers in 1977. (Warner/Reprise Records [Available through Public Domain] via Wikimedia Commons.)