The Doobie Brothers Extend 50th Anniversary Tour in 2023

After ending their lengthy run of shows in 2022, The Doobie Brothers have revealed an extension of their 50th Anniversary Tour. The 35-date tour marks the first time Michael McDonald, Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, and John McFee have been on the road together in 25 years.

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“We are thrilled to be back on the road in 2023 playing some cities we haven’t gotten to yet on this tour,” said guitarist Johnston in a statement.

The additional stops include Sparks, Nevada, Washington, D.C., and Uncasville, Connecticut, and two dates in New Brunswick, New Jersey and Morristown, NJ, among other dates.

The Doobie Brothers released their 15th album, Liberté, produced and co-written by John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus) and featuring 12 new songs written by Johnston, Simmons, and McFee, in 2021.

Over the band’s five-decade run, they have sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide, along with their collection of hits —”Listen to the Music,” “Long Train Runnin,” “Black Water,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” and “You Belong to Me,” and many others in a career spanning their 1971 eponymous debut through Liberté.

In 2020, The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and later released their autobiography, Long Train Runnin’ in 2022.

“A lot of people will be like, ‘Oh God you want to be out, die on the road?’” said founding member and guitarist Simmons, who is also the longest-consistent member of The Doobie Brothers. “Well, why not? It’s as good as going anywhere else.”

Simmons added, “I’d rather be doing something I love and be out here enjoying it. I wouldn’t be afraid of that. I wouldn’t feel bad about that at all.”

The Extended Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour Dates:

June 9, 2023 *    Sparks, NV    Nugget Event Center
June 11, 2023    West Valley, UT    Maverik Center
June 14, 2023    Kansas City, MO    Starlight Theatre
June 15, 2023    Springfield, MO    Great Southern Bank Arena
June 17, 2022    Sioux City, IA    Tyson Events Center
June 18, 2023    Des Moines, IA    Wells Fargo Arena
June 20, 2023    Duluth, MN    AMSOIL Arena
June 21, 2023    Madison, WI    Breese Stevens Field
June 23, 2023    Fort Wayne, IN    Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 24, 2023    Peoria, IL    Peoria Civic Center
June 26, 2023    Huber Heights, OH    Rose Music Center at The Heights
June 28, 2023    Youngstown, OH    The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre
June 30, 2023    Pikeville, KY    Appalachian Wireless Arena
July 1, 2023    Louisville, KY    The Palace Theatre
July 3, 2023    Portsmouth, VA    Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
July 6, 2023    Reading, PA    Santander Performing Arts Center
July 8, 2023 *    New Brunswick, NJ    State Theatre New Jersey
July 9, 2023 *    New Brunswick, NJ    State Theatre New Jersey
July 11, 2023 *    Morristown, NJ    Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
July 12, 2023 *    Morristown, NJ    Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
Aug 18, 2023    Waite Park, MN    The Ledge Amphitheater
Aug 20, 2023    Lincoln, NE    Pinewood Bowl Theater
Aug 23, 2023    Camdenton, MO    Ozarks Amphitheatre
Aug 26, 2023    Brandon, MS    Brandon Amphitheater
Aug 28, 2023    Biloxi, MS    Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Aug 30, 2023    Huntsville, AL    The Orion Amphitheater
Aug 31, 2023    Franklin, TN    FirstBank Amphitheater
Sept 2, 2023    Macon, GA    Macon Centreplex
Sept 3, 2023    Savannah, GA    Enmarket Arena
Sept 6, 2023    Simpsonville, SC    CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
Sept 7, 2023    Greensboro, NC    White Oak Amphitheatre
Sept 9, 2023    Charleston, SC    Credit One Stadium
Oct 4, 2023 *    Washington, DC    MGM National Harbor
Oct 6, 2023 *    Uncasville, CT    Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct 8, 2023    Atlantic City, NJ    Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
*Tickets on sale March 10

Don’t miss the beat! Grab your Doobie Brothers Tour 2024 tickets and experience musical bliss.

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