The Doobie Brothers will team up with former frontman Michael McDonald on a North American tour in 2020 to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary.
Singing guitarists Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, vocalist-keyboarder McDonald, and multi-instrumentalist John McFee are touring together for the first time in almost 25 years during the trek, which took place on June 9 in West Palm Beach, Florida. starts. and ends October 10 in Houston, Texas.
The Doobie Brothers announced the 30-day excursion when they finished their concert on November 18 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville] and in 1
After a performance of her sing-along jam "Black Water," Simmons tapped McDonald's cameo. "You may remember him, well, he has his own band today," he said. "But maybe you remember him from his band, the Doobie Brothers – Mr. Michael McDonald."
The white-haired McDonald, wearing black pants, a black shirt, and glasses, took his place on the front of a keyboard and started the intro to "Takin & # 39; It to the Streets." The crowd's reaction, a mixture of boomers and nostalgic Gen X, was rapturous and they demanded more as the light came in. The official end of the night is signaled.
Tickets for the 50th Anniversary Tour will be available to the general public via Live Nation at 10:00 am local time on Friday, December 6th.
"We are very excited about our 50th Anniversary Tour as it celebrates the entire history of the band," Johnston said in a statement. "We will perform songs from our entire catalog as well as new music."
McDonald joined the band in 1975 and initially remained in the cast until 1982, performing on four albums, beating singles such as "Takin 'It to" the Streets "and 1978" What a Fool Believes. "(Er Joined the band several times later.)
The band's current tour continues in Greenville, South Carolina, on November 19. After a break later this month, the schedule begins in Las Vegas on February 7.  The tour dates of the Doobie Brothers
June 9 – West Palm Beach, Florida @ Coral Sky Amphitheater
June 10 – Tampa, Florida @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
June 14 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheater (formerly Verizon Amphitheater)
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 Am phitheatre on 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 – Ma nsfield, 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 Mortgage Center
August 2 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
August 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
August 8 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Amphitheater Casino – Chicago
August 14 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Amphitheater Casino – St. Louis
August 30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
SEPTEMBER 5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
SEPTEMBER 12 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
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 @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
(Additional coverage by Joseph Hudak)