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There are a few musical acts that I wish I would have seen live. Frank Sinatra is on the list, but that’s not going to happen. There’s a slim chance that I could still see The Who. Bruce Springsteen is a more realistic possibility. Then there are the Doobie Brothers and Michael McDonald. I’ve never seen them perform live together but they’re about to correct one of my rock & roll regrets.

This is a reunion I’ve been patiently awaiting but, in all honesty, I was starting to give up hope that it would happen again. The Doobie Brothers are reuniting with Michael McDonald for a tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group in 2020.

Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, John McFee, and Michael McDonald haven’t done a full tour together since 1995. The announcement about the 50th anniversary outing was made during the Doobie Brothers’ concert in Nashville on Monday night (11/18). McDonald came out during the encore and surprised the crowd by singing the 1976 hit Takin’ It To The Streets” with the band.

The tour starts in June and includes a stop at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte. Tickets go on sale on December 6th.

The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary 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
  • 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
  • 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