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The Doobie Brothers’ 50th anniversary tour with Michael McDonald postponed until 2021

The Doobie Brothers' 50th anniversary tour with Michael McDonald postponed until 2021

Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideThe Doobie Brothers will be “rockin’ down the highway” on their 50th anniversary tour a year later than planned because of the COVID-19 crisis. The North American trek originally was supposed to get underway this June 9 in West Palm Beach, Florida, but now will kick off on July 17 in the same city.

The tour, which will feature former Doobie Brothers singer/keyboardist Michael McDonald joining the band’s current lineup, includes 46 shows and is mapped out through an October 23 performance in New Orleans.

Due to scheduling conflicts, several of the previously announced 2020 concerts have been canceled rather than postponed. Those shows were to have taken place in Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Sioux City, Iowa; Boise, Idaho; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Little Rock, Arkansas; Bossier City, Louisiana; and Memphis, Tennessee.

Fans with tickets for a rescheduled concert can use them to attend the new date. Fans preferring a refund will receive an email with instructions on how to get one soon. Ticket holders can get more information via the point of purchase.

To check out the band’s full tour schedule, visit

As previously reported, The Doobie Brothers also are slated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. The ceremony, which originally had been scheduled for May 2, has been postponed until November 7.  Later that month, the group is scheduled to play a Las Vegas residency at The Venetian Theatre.

By Matt Friedlander
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