Michael McDonald rejoins the Doobie Brothers for 50th anniversary tour

It's the first time he's played with the band in 25 years

The Doobie Brothers have added an additional 23 dates to their North American tour, following the news that former singer and keyboardist Michael McDonald will rejoin the band – announced at their recent show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

McDonald will join Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee as they tour together as The Doobie Brothers for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century.

Simmons said in a statement, “Next year our tour will include Tom, John, and myself, along with Michael McDonald, and the fans will have a chance to hear all our hits, as well as deep cuts, and new material. I know these will be very special performances.”


McDonald performed as the band leader last in 1982 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, after which the band took a hiatus. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band jazz ensemble will provide support on all dates.

Tour dates are as follows:

June 12 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
July 5 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater
July 18 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
July 21 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 24 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 29 – Toledo, OH @ The Zoo Amphitheater
August 1 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
August 6 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
August 9 – Mt Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
August 12 – Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Center
August 15 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
August 28 – St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair*
September 3 – Boise, ID @ Ford Amphitheatre
September 6 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
September 8 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
September 10 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheater
September 13 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
September 17 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheater
October 7 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
October 12 – Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
October 14 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Arena
October 15 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
October 17 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum