Michael McDonald Rejoins Doobie Brothers For 50th Anniversary Tour

The Doobie Brothers
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The Doobie Brothers are bringing back former member Michael McDonald for a 30-city 50th anniversary tour, marking the first time he’s performed with founding members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee in more than 25 years.

McDonald joined the band at the conclusion of the Doobies’ performance last night at the Ryman Auditorium, where the group played its classic albums Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me, to make the announcement.

The tour launches June 9 at Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Fla., and hits arenas and including Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, PNC Bank Center in Holmdel, N.J.; Northwell Health at Jones Beach in Wantaugh, N.Y.; Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, Mich.; Pepsi Center in Denver; Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif.; the Forum in Los Angeles, and wrapping Oct. 10 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston.

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 at LaneOne website.  

The Doobie Brothers, winners of four Grammy Awards, have sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide and have been a touring force during most of its career. In the past three years the band has averaged sales of 6,733 tickets sold and gross of $387,498, in additional to mounting a co-billed tours with Steely Dan in 2018 and Chicago in 2017.

“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 Johnston in a statement.

“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,” McDonald told NPR in October.



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

Los Angeles, CA

The 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