The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers are bringing back former members Michael McDonald and John McFee for a 30-city 50th anniversary tour, with a stop at Jones Beach on June 30! tix: http://DOOBIEBROTHERS.jonesbeach.com
Marking the first time they’ve performed with founding members Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons in more than 25 years.. McDonald joined the band at the conclusion of the Doobies’ performance last night at the Ryman Auditorium, where the group played its classic albums Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me, to make the announcement.
Members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee have continued to perform together as the Doobie Brothers for years and last month announced a Las Vegas residency in February 2020.. But it will be the first time in almost 25 years that McDonald will be touring with them as well, and it’s all in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary.
Known for such hits as “What a Fool Believes” and “Minute by Minute” the group announced the new tour on Monday during a concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. “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.”
The Doobie Brothers, winners of four Grammy Awards, have sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide and have been a touring force during most of its career. In the past three years the band has averaged sales of 6,733 tickets sold and gross of $387,498, in additional to mounting a co-billed tours with Steely Dan in 2018 and Chicago in 2017.
“We’re truly excited about our 50th Anniversary Tour, as it’s a celebration of the band’s entire history. We’ll be performing songs from our full catalog, as well as new music,” said Johnston in a statement… “With the Doobies, everybody in the band was proud to be a Doobie Brother. And to this day, I think of myself as a Doobie Brother — all these years later,” McDonald told NPR in October.