The Doobie Brothers Postpone 50th Anniversary Tour To 2021

The Doobie Brothers
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Doobie Brothers fans will have to wait another year to help the band celebrate its big 50th anniversary because the coronavirus pandemic has forced the band to postpone its milestone tour to 2021. 

The excursion is extra special because the band is bringing back former member Michael McDonald, marking the first time he’s hit the road with founding members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee in more than 25 years. The tour was supposed to launch June 9 at Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Fla., but it’s been pushed back to kick off at that venue on July 17, 2021. 

“The Doobie Brothers regret to announce that their 50th Anniversary Tour has been rescheduled” the band said in a statement on its website May 26. “This decision has been made with the health and safety of The Doobie Brothers’ fans, crew and local employees in mind.” 

The tour includes 46 stops across North America, concluding Oct. 23 in New Orleans at Smoothie King Center.  

Ticketholders can hold onto their tickets to be used for the new dates. If fans can’t attend the rescheduled shows or would prefer a refund, they can request a refund via email. Fans are encouraged to reach out to point of purchase for further ticketing inquiries.   

Today’s announcement notes that “due to scheduling conflicts” the band had to cancel previously announced shows in Mount Pleasant, Mich.; Sioux City, Iowa; Boise, Idaho; Albuquerque, N.M.; Little Rock, Ark.; Bossier City, La.; and Memphis, Tenn. 

The new 2021 routing is posted below. 

During the past five decades the Doobie Brothers have sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide and won four Grammy awards, with hit songs including  “Listen to the Music,” “Long Train Runnin’” and “China Grove.” The band has stayed busy on the road, with an average of 6,746 tickets sold and an average gross of $379,875, based on reports submitted to Pollstar‘s Boxoffice department for the past 36 months. Along with its own headline dates, the Doobies have recently played co-bill tours with Steely Dan in 2018 and Chicago in 2017.
July 17 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
July 18 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 21 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
July 23 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
July 24 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 26 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
uly 27 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 29 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 30 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
August 1 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
August 2 – Holmdel, NJ –  PNC Bank Arts Center
August 4 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
August 5 –  Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Theater
August 7 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheatre
August 8 –  Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
August 10 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
August 14 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
August 26 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
August 27 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 29 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 31 – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
September 2 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 4 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
September 5 – Toledo, OH – Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
September 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
September 9 – Cuyahoga, OH – Blossom Music Center
September 11 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Center
September 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel
September 14 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
September 15 – St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 27 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
September 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
October 1 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
October 2 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
October 5 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
October 8 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
October 11 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
October 13 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
October 14 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
October 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 19 – Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory
October 21 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center