Doobie Brothers Schedule
"As durable as American steel" - That's the phrase that is used often to describe the
Northern California band, the Doobie Brothers. With timeless hits like "Black Water" and "China Grove," the Doobie Brothers
remain a staple of American music culture from being covered on American Idol to serving as a fixture on classic rock and
Top 40 radio stations. Today, after over four decades in the music business, the Doobie Brothers continue to pen and record
new music while touring the planet.
Supported by one of the most dedicated group of fans in music, the Doobie Brothers
are now embarking on a new journey, setting their sights on what the band describes as "their musical connection with Nashville."
have entered a territory that we never imagined for ourselves, as far as being a part of the cultural landscape. It's kind
of odd when you see your songs in television commercials and hear yourself as background music in a commercial business, but
it's cool. I hear B.B. King in the same places. We're in good company," said Pat Simmons, guitarist/singer/songwriter.
inimitable band peddles everything from blues to bluegrass to R&B to country.
Treat yourself to a night of pure
talent by catching the classics of the Doobie Brothers at high-profile venues like: Harvey's Outdoor Amphitheatre At Lake
Tahoe; USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah; Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre in Englewood, Colorado; Pinewood Bowl Theater
in Lincoln, Nebraska; Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, Michigan; Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds in
New Buffalo, Michigan; Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Indiana; Fulton County Fairground in Wauseon, Ohio; College
Park Center in Arlington, Texas; Club Regent Casnio in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Enmax Centrium in Red Deer, Alberta; The CN Centre
in Prince George, British Columbia; Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre in Abbotsford, British Columbia; Casino Rama
in Rama, Ontario; and more! To stay on top of the Doobie Brothers' complete concert schedule, sign up for event updates right
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Doobie Brothers Background
The Doobie Brothers were established
in 1969 by Dave Shogren, Pat Simmons, John Hartman and Tom Johnston. The addition of the husky, distinctive voice of Michael
McDonald as frontman only boosted the band's commercial success. During the '70s, it was impossible to flip on the radio without
hearing one of the Doobie Brothers' infectious tunes. As the years crept by, the Doobies evolved - both in musical formats
and in their lineup. Johnston and Simmons continue to lead the group. Multi-instrumentalist John McFee is also part of the
band's lineup, who has known the guys since 1978.
Simmons said, "The sound of the band is the same. Tom and I are still
involved in writing the songs and arranging. It brings the sound of the early '70s back to the forefront. Tommy and I now
have been working together longer than any other time the band has been in existence, steadily working every year, touring."
added, "We're basically an American band - we cover a lot of areas. We cover blues, R&B, country, bluegrass, rock 'n'
roll. It's based on rhythms, rhythm structures, picking and harmonies. That's been the signature of the band."
the Doobie Brothers continue to extract their sound from past influences, their music has consistently been embroiled in the
present. A good example of this philosophy is their hit, "Listen to the Music." The song came out during the Vietnam War.
Johnston said, "'Listen to the Music' was written thinking, 'Wouldn't it be great if world leaders could get together and,
if they could communicate through music, as opposed to words, they might be able to find some sort of a bridge to get through
This approach still drives their hits today, as reflected in the single, "Far From Home." These
days, the band has opened a new chapter in Nashville. A fresh, country-based Doobie Brothers have taken on new projects like
CMT Crossroads and have taken the stage for their first time ever at the Grand Ole Opry.
Doobie Brothers Albums
Doobie Brothers are responsible for giving the world catchy No. 1 tracks like "Black Water" (1974) and "What a Fool Believes"
(1979). Their repertoire also brims with unforgettable tunes like "Long Train Runnin,'" "Take Me In Your Arms," "Minute by
Minute," "The Doctor," "Rockin' Down the Highway," "China Grove" and more. At the end of the day, the Doobies have yielded
16 Top 40 hits and five Top 10 songs. They are also credited with a number of studio albums, which include: The Doobie Brothers
(1971); Toulouse Street (1972); The Captain and Me (1973); What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974); Stampede (1975); Takin'
It to the Streets (1976); Livin' on the Fault Line (1977); Minute by Minute (1978); One Step Closer (1980); Cycles (1989);
Brotherhood (1991); Sibling Rivalry (2000); and World Gone Crazy (2010).
Doobie Brothers Trivia
Brothers were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.
Doobie Brothers Concert Experience
and years of exhaustive tour schedules have garnered the Doobie Brothers rave reviews and the respect of critics, and the
devotion of countless fans, who transcend generations. "We have a hardcore fan base that has handed our music down through
the years to their children and their children's children. Repeatedly, people go to our concerts and come up to us and say,
'My dad turned me on to you guys years ago, and I've loved you guys all this time, and my kids are listening to you now,'"
Doobie Brothers member explained.
With a string of hit singles like "Rockin' Down the Highway" and "China Grove," the
Doobie Brothers have claimed several platinum and gold albums. Spanning decades, the Doobie Brothers' tunes thread perfectly
into the American music fabric. They have rocked sold-out stadiums and arenas across the country, and you can still hear the
Doobie Brothers on classic rock stations everywhere and catch them on tour today. Now is your opportunity to see this storied
band come to life on stage. Pick up your tickets today through StubHub so you don't ever have to miss a beat!