Doobie Brothers and Michael McDonald Reunite for 50th Anniversary Tour

They'll play Toronto's Budweiser Stage in July

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Nov 19, 2019

The Doobie Brothers are set to reunite with former frontman Michael McDonald for a 50th anniversary tour.

The 30-date North American tour, set to kick off June 9 in Florida, will mark McDonald's first outing with Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee in nearly 25 years. A lone Canadian date will bring them to Toronto's Budweiser Stage on July 19.

As Rolling Stone points out, the group announced the date while closing out a show last night at Nashville's Ryman Aduitorium. McDonald joined his former bandmates for an encore where they performed "Takin' It to the Streets," the title track of his first album recorded with the band.

"We're truly excited about our 50th Anniversary Tour, as it's a celebration of the band's entire history," Johnston said in a statement. "We'll be performing songs from our full catalog, as well as new music."

McDonald joined the Doobie Brothers in 1975 and appeared on four albums before leaving the lineup in 1982. Following his departure, he performed with the group as a guest on multiple occasions.

Tickets for the 50th anniversary tour go on sale to the public on December 6 at 10 a.m. local time. Find a full itinerary below.

Tour dates:

06/09 West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre
06/10 Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/14 Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (Formerly Verizon Amphitheatre)
06/17 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
06/19 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
06/20 Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
06/23 Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
06/24 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
06/26 Allentown, PA - PPL Center
06/27 Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
06/29 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
06/30 Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/02 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
07/03 Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
07/19 Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
07/22 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
07/26 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/30 Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/02 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/04 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
08/08 Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/14 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/30 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
09/02 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
09/05 Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre
09/12 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/18 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
10/03 Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
10/09 Irving, TX - Toyota Music Factory
10/10 Houston, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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