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

Michael McDonald reunites with The Doobie Brothers for summer tour

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.