The Doobie Brothers Expand Tour Through The Fall

The Doobie Brothers have just tagged a dozen new cities on to their upcoming itinerary, stretching the band’s 50th anniversary shows with Michael McDonald through the fall. The new autumn dates kick off on September 2nd in Pelham, Alabama at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre and run through October 12th when the band hits Nashville, Tennessee’s Bridgestone Arena.

We asked guitarist Tom Johnston if incorporating Michael McDonald’s material into the band’s repertoire took some extra elbow-grease for the group: “Well, it always needs to be rehearsed, (whether) if Mike’s here or not. We always rehearse a lot before going out. Mike brings another facet musically to the show, which is frankly, I think, kinda cool. He brings some depth — a little more depth — I should say, and it goes in a different direction. So, what you do is you place those songs accordingly through the set and mix it up with the other songs and then people get, as I said, the full aspect of what the band has done over the years.”

Set for publication on May 10th is Long Train Runnin’ – Our Story, written by Doobies co-founders Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons with Chris Epting.

UPDATED: The Doobie Brothers tour dates (subject to change):

May 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
June 2 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 3 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida – Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 5 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
June 7 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
June 8 – Charlotte, NCP – NC Music Pavilion
June 10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
June 11 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
June 13 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 14 – Holmdel, NJ PNC – Bank Arts Center
June 16 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 18 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheatre
June 19 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
June 21 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
June 23 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
June 25 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
June 16 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 19 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
June 30 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
July 4 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 6 – Toledo, OH – Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
July 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 9 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
July 10 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
July 12 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 14 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
September 2 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 11 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
September 14 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
September 23 – Puyallup, WA – Washington State Fair
September 24 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds
September 27 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 29 – Sacramento, CA – Hard Rock Live
September 30 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theatre
October 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
October 7 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
October 12 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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