Journey & The Doobie Brothers Set 2016 Dates

Get ready for the “San Francisco Fest 3016” tour with Journey and The Doobie Brothers along with special guest Dave Mason. Phoenix, Houston, Toronto, Des Moines and Denver are among the host cities with tickets going on sale in December.

Photo: Dave Needle
OC Fair, Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Journey fans will see a familiar face when the band welcomes drummer Steve Smith back to the fold. Smith last played with Journey in 1998. Joining The Doobie Brothers for this extensive outing will be keyboardist/Little Feat co-founder Bill Payne, who appeared on several of the Doobs’ albums.

“It’s gonna be a great summer for fans of Bay Area music, and for guys like us who have the pleasure of teaming up with our good friends from Journey and the Dave Mason Band,” Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons said in a statement.  “We look forward to taking the stage with Journey. We love their songs, and think we will all complement each other musically.  It’s going to be a powerful tour.  We can’t wait to share it with the fans!”

Photo: Adam Grim
Mystic Showroom, Prior Lake, Minn.

The “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour is produced by Live Nation.  Here’s the plan:

May 12 – Irvine, Calif., Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
May 14 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 15 – Albuquerque, N.M., Isleta Amphitheater
May 18 – Austin, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater
May 20 – Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 21 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 23 – Wichita, Kansas, Intrust Bank Arena
May 25 – Memphis, Tenn., FedExForum
May 27 – Indianapolis, Ind., Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 28 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
May 31 – Rogers, Ark., Walmart AMP
June 2 – Birmingham, Ala., Oak Mountain Presbyterian
June 4 – Charlotte, N.C., PNC Music Pavilion
June 5 – Raleigh, N.C., Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
June 8 – Atlanta, Ga., Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
June 10 – Tampa, Fla., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 11 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
June 22 – Bangor, Maine, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 24 – Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
June 25 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
June 27 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
June 29 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
July 1 – Virginia Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
July 2 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
July 5 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 7 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 9 – Darien Center, N.Y., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 10 – Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
July 13 – Syracuse, N.Y., Lakeview Amphitheater
July 15 – Camden, N.J., BB&T Pavilion
July 16 – Burgettstown, Pa., First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 – Nashville, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., Ascend Amphitheater
July 29 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
July 30 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 2 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
Aug. 4 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 6 – Omaha, Neb., CenturyLink Center Omaha
Aug. 7 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
Aug. 9 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 11 – Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford Premier Center
Aug. 13 – Tinley Park, Ill., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
Aug. 17 – North Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena
Aug. 20 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
Aug. 21 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Usana Amphitheatre
Aug. 23 – Auburn, Wash., White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 – Ridgefield, Wash., Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Aug. 27 – Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay Events Center
Aug. 28 – Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center
Aug. 30 – Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre 

The Doobie Brothers will not appear May 27 and July 27.  Dave Mason does not appear May 27.

Presales begin Nov. 30.  A presale via the Live Nation app begins Dec. 3.  VIP packages will be available via VIP Nation.  General onsales launch Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. local time.  Click here and here for more information.