THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
ANNOUNCE 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
FEATURING TOM JOHNSTON, MICHAEL MCDONALD,
PAT SIMMONS & JOHN MCFEE
COMING TO THE ‘FABULOUS’ FORUM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
BAND TEAMS UP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS FOLLOWING THEIR ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME NOMINATION IN OCTOBER
TICKETS GO ON SALE TO PUBLIC STARTING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT LIVENATION.COM
November 19, 2019 – New York – Four-time GRAMMY Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees The Doobie Brothers today announced a 30-city North American tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s founding. TOM JOHNSTON, MICHAEL MCDONALD, PAT SIMMONS and JOHN MCFEE will be back on tour together for the first time in nearly 25 years. The announcement came at the conclusion of the band’s performance at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, in which they played two of their iconic albums, Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me. MICHAEL MCDONALD took to the stage during the band’s encore and gave a surprise performance of The Doobie Brothers’ smash hit single, “Takin’ It To The Streets,” before Pat Simmons announced that the entire band would be teaming up for a North American tour.
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR will kick off on June 9, 2020 in West Palm Beach, FL and will make stops in 30 cities, including Nashville, Toronto, Denver, Seattle, Inglewood at the “Fabulous” Forum on Friday, September 18, and more, including a special hometown show in Mountain View, CA at the Shoreline Amphitheatre on September 12. The tour is being produced by Live Nation.
Tickets to THE DOOBIE BROTHERS 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 6 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats, transportation, preferred entrance and more. Check LINK for LaneOne details.
Selling nearly 50 million albums worldwide, The Doobie Brothers have had five top-10 singles, 16 top-40 hits, 3 multi-platinum albums, 7 platinum albums, 14 gold albums and own a rare diamond record for their 1976 album, Best of the Doobies. The Doobie Brothers’ collection of timeless hits will once again be played by the artists who wrote them, providing fans the rare opportunity to see these Rock and Roll legends performing their full catalog of songs on stage.
“We’re truly excited about our 50th Anniversary Tour, as it’s a celebration of the band’s entire history. We’ll be performing songs from our full catalog, as well as new music,” said TOM JOHNSTON.
The Doobie Brothers represent the best of a diverse range of American musical styles, incorporating elements of Rock n’ Roll, Blues, Soul, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, and R&B. Their sound has influenced artists across all genres of music and their impact on the industry can be seen across generations, from their start in 1970 through to today.
Fans who attend THE DOOBIE BROTHERS 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR can expect to hear wide range of the band’s hit songs, including “Listen To The Music,” “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “Long Train Running,” “Black Water,” “What A Fool Believes,” “China Grove,” “Minute By Minute,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Jesus Is Just Alright With Me” and many more.
“With the Doobies, everybody in the band was proud to be a Doobie Brother. And to this day, I think of myself as a Doobie Brother — all these years later.” – MICHAEL MCDONALD on NPR’s Ask Me Another (October 25, 2019)
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2020 DATES:
|Tue Jun 09||West Palm Beach, FL||Coral Sky Amphitheatre|
|Wed Jun 10||Tampa, FL||MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre|
|Sun Jun 14||Alpharetta, GA||Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (Formerly Verizon Amphitheatre)|
|Wed Jun 17||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|Fri Jun 19||Charlotte, NC||PNC Music Pavilion|
|Sat Jun 20||Raleigh, NC||Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek|
|Tue Jun 23||Virginia Beach, VA||Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach|
|Wed Jun 24||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|Fri Jun 26||Allentown, PA||PPL Center|
|Sat Jun 27||Camden, NJ||BB&T Pavilion|
|Mon Jun 29||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|Tue Jun 30||Wantagh, NY||Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater|
|Thu Jul 02||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Fri Jul 03||Mansfield, MA||Xfinity Center|
|Sun Jul 19||Toronto, ON||Budweiser Stage|
|Wed Jul 22||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|Sun Jul 26||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|Thu Jul 30||Noblesville, IN||Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center|
|Sun Aug 02||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|Tue Aug 04||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|Sat Aug 08||Tinley Park, IL||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago|
|Fri Aug 14||St. Louis, MO||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis|
|Sun Aug 30||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|Wed Sep 02||Salt Lake City, UT||USANA Amphitheatre|
|Sat Sep 05||Seattle, WA||White River Amphitheatre|
|Sat Sep 12||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|Fri Sep 18||Inglewood, CA||Forum|
|Sat Oct 03||Phoenix, AZ||Ak-Chin Pavilion|
|Fri Oct 09||Irving, TX||Toyota Music Factory|
|Sat Oct 10||Houston, TX||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
About The Doobie Brothers
For over four decades, The Doobie Brothers have been known for delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll – all of which recently culminated in a nomination for the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, selling more than 48 million albums, and winning four GRAMMY® Awards, The Doobie Brothers continue to write and record new material and tour the world. Their No. 1 singles “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes,” both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include: “Listen to the Music,” “China Grove,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” “Takin’ it to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” “The Doctor” and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street, the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum, and 14 Gold albums. Best of the Doobies has sold more than 12 million copies – a rare “diamond record.”
About Live Nation Entertainment
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About the Forum
The award-winning “Fabulous” Forum, located in Inglewood, CA, is the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment, in addition to select sporting events. The interior of the bowl features flexible seating that ranges from 17,500 seats to 7,000 seats, enabling the venue to attract a wide variety of premier events. Fans at the Forum enjoy approximately 8,000 square feet of event level hospitality offerings, including merchandise, along with food and beverage options from some of SoCal’s most celebrated brands. A tinted glass wall separates this concession area from the arena, ensuring fans do not miss a moment of the performance. A 40,000 square foot outdoor terrace surrounds the perimeter of the building and offers food and beverage options, as well as comfortable furnishings, to further elevate guests’ enjoyment. The Forum delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for all thanks to its superior acoustics, intimate ambiance and state-of-the-art facilities. Designed with entertainers and performers in mind, the venue includes nine, star-caliber dressing rooms that provide unparalleled comfort. The Forum is part of The Madison Square Garden Company’s portfolio of iconic venues, which also includes: New York’s Madison Square Garden, the Hulu Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall, the Chicago Theatre, and the Beacon Theatre. For more information, please visit www.fabulousforum.com.
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