Michael McDonald reuniting with The Doobie Brothers for 2020 tour
Michael McDonald is reuniting with The Doobie Brothers for the band's 50th anniversary, hitting the road for a 2020 tour that will have them out from June through October. This will be the first time McDonald, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and John McFee have toured together in 25 years. "We’re truly excited about our 50th Anniversary Tour, as it’s a celebration of the band’s entire history,” Johnston said. “We’ll be performing songs from our full catalog, as well as new music.” Can someone get Kenny Loggins and Steely Dan to join this road show?
The tour includes NYC-area shows at PNC Bank Arts Center on June 29 and Jones Beach on June 30. Tickets for the whole tour go on sale December 6 at 10 AM local time.
The Doobie Brothers made the announcement Monday night at their show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium where McDonald was a surprise guest during the encore. “You might remember him from, well, he has his own band these days,” Simmons told the crowd, Rolling Stone notes. “But you might remember him from his band, the Doobie Brothers — Mr. Michael McDonald!" They then closed out the night with "Taking it to the Streets."
All just-announced tour dates are listed, along with video of a 1982 concert with McDonald in the band, below.
Meanwhile, The Doobie Brothers are on a tour now, including Atlantic City, White Plains, and Staten Island shows this month. They also have a Vegas residency in February. All dates here.
The Doobie Brothers - 2020 Tour Dates
June 9 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 10 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
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 19 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
July 22 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 26 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 30 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 2 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
August 8 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
August 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
August 30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
September 5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
September 12 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
October 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 9 – Irving, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
October 10 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion