Michael McDonald is back with the Doobie Brothers for a 2020 tour

Michael McDonald reunites with The Doobie Brothers for summer tour

Band will play Atlanta in June

Michael McDonald will reunite with The Doobie Brothers to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. 

Singer-guitarists Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, multi-instrumentalist John McFee and singer-keyboardist McDonald will tour together for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century for a summer jaunt that kicks off June 9 in Florida.

The anniversary reunion will hit Atlanta early in the run, at 7 p.m. June 14 at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 6. Prior to that are a slew of pre-sales that you can peruse here.

McDonald joined the band in 1975 and left in 1982 to forge a successful solo career (“Sweet Freedom,” “I Keep Forgettin’ [Every Time You’re Near],” “On My Own” with Patti LaBelle). During his Doobies tenure, he appeared on four albums that included the hits “What a Fool Believes” and “Minute By Minute.”

He’s performed with the band on many occasions throughout the years. 

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The Doobie Brothers 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 (Formerly Verizon 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 at Virginia Beach
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

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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