The 20th-century rock band, Doobie Brothers, have extended their 50th -anniversary tour with 23 additional dates in their already 30 dates.
The Doobie Brothers were already planning for their 50th-anniversary tour of 2020 with 30 concerts in different venues. Now, they have added 23 more venues to their path, all dispersed between their previously planned dates. They will now start on June 9 and end on October 17, with a total of 53 concerts.
The tour will be the first time the group will be performing with Michael McDonald in it in nearly 25 years. The brief reunion run in 1995 was their last with him in the band, but it was back in 1982 that he performed at their group leader. At the time, they had announced their hiatus, but when it reformed in 1987, McDonald didn't join since he was already a successful solo artist.
McDonald had been separated from the band in over 30 years. Source: Wikipedia Commons
The announcement of the tour came earlier this month, during their show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The singer-keyboardist joins Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee for the tour.
"Next year our tour will include Tom, John, and myself, along with Michael McDonald, and the fans will have a chance to hear all our hits, as well as deep cuts, and new material," Simmons announced. "I know these will be very special performances."
The band also announced that Dirty Dozen Brass Band would open for the Doobie Brother on all their tour dates. Tickets will go on sale for the public on December 6 at 10:00 pm local time, with the exception of the performance at Soaring Eagle in Michigan, which will go on sale on December 21.
Here are the entire tour dates (recently added ones are in bold).
June 9 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre June 10 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre June 12 — Jacksonville, FL @ Daily's Place 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 5 — Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater July 18 — London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens July 19 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage July 21 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater July 22 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center July 24 — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion July 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center July 29 — Toledo, OH @ The Zoo Amphitheater July 30 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center August 1 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena August 2 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre August 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center August 6 — Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion August 8 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre August 9 — Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort August 12 — Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Center August 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre August 15 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre August 28 — St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair August 30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center September 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre September 3 — Boise, ID @ Ford Amphitheatre September 5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre September 6 — Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater September 8 — Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena September 10 — Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheater September 12 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre September 13 — Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center September 17 — Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheater September 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum October 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion October 7 — Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater October 9 – Irving, TX @ Toyota Music Factory October 10 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 12 — Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena October 14 — Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Arena October 15 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center October 17 -- Memphis, TN @ FedExForum