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Michael McDonald on board for The Doobie Brothers’ 50th Anniversary Tour

NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 05: Patrick Simmons, John McFee, Michael McDonald, and Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers attend the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The great Michael McDonald will rejoin the Doobie Brothers for the band’s 50th anniversary trek next year. Rolling Stone reported that at the Doobie’s November 18th leg closing gig at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, McDonald joined former band mates Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, and John McFee for a rousing rendition of his first standard with the band, the 1976 classic “Takin’ It To The Streets.”

The upcoming 30-date trek will kick off on June 9th in West Palm Beach at Coral Sky Amphitheatre and wrap on October 10th at Houston’s The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Although McDonald has sat in numerous times with the band over the years, the upcoming anniversary shows mark McDonald’s first full-scale tour with the Doobies in nearly 25 years.

Co-founding guitarist Tom Johnston said in the tour announcement, “We’re truly excited about our 50th Anniversary Tour, as it’s a celebration of the band’s entire history. We’ll be performing songs from our full catalog, as well as new music.”

Michael McDonald posted, “Performing again with the Doobie Brothers is something I’ve been looking forward to for some time, especially in celebration of the band’s 50th Anniversary. Now that it’s happening, I couldn’t be more excited.”

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Doobie Brothers 50th anniversary tour dates (subject to change):

June 9 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 10 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 14 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank 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