Doobie Brothers Tour Schedule
For more than four decades one of the biggest names in all of rock and roll has been
the Doobie Brothers. Known for their combination of hard rock and country rock as well as their energetic live performances,
the Doobie Brothers proved themselves to be one of the best rock and roll bands in the world early on. They have made some
of the most well known songs in the history of the genre and continue to tour, regularly blowing away audiences today just
like they did when they first started. A chance to see the Doobie Brothers is the opportunity to see one of the greatest bands
in the history of rock performing classic after classic on stage right in front of you.
Saturday December 28th lovers
of classic rock will be wanting to head to The Joint at the Hard Rock to catch what will surely be a memorable show. The bill
at The Joint that night features both the Doobie Brothers and the Steve Miller Band and will be a night full of some of the
best songs of the Seventies. There could be no better way to close out 2013 than seeing this concert in Sin City. If state
fairs are ore your style, you will have the chance to catch the Doobie Brothers in Paso Robles, California on July 25th when
they will play the California Mid State Fair. Wherever you live be sure to check StubHub frequently for updates on all of
the Doobie Brothers' upcoming concerts.
About the Band
John Hartman met Tom Johnston through Skip Spence
formerly of Moby Grape in 1969 shortly after Hartman moved to California. They began playing shows around the San Jose area
before finally, in 1970, joining forces with Dave Shogren and Patirck Simmons and really getting the Doobie Brothers going.
The band began playing shows all over Northern California and were eventually offered a residency at Chateau Liberté
which was a hangout for the local chapter of Hell's Angels. The band was a big hit with the biker crowd and remained one through
the Eighties. However, their debut album was much more mellow than their live shows and was not a big hit due to its display
of the bands more acoustic and country influences. Their second album proved to be a huge hit and allowed them to get in touch
with the band Little Feat, with whom they eventually toured and began a long partnership. They went on to undergo several
line up changes, some of which resulted in them bringing in Michael McDonald to work with them in the mid Seventies. The Doobie
Brothers have release thirteen albums including their most recent, 2010's World Gone Crazy.
Street, released in 1972, was the Doobie Brothers' second album and proved to be their big breakthrough. It featured a much
more varied sound than was featured in their far less successful debut. Based on the strength of hits like Jesus Is Just Alright
and Listen to the Music, both of which are still frequently played on classic rock stations, the album brought in a whole
band of background musicians which gave the Doobie Brothers' their well-known sound that mixes rock, R&B, country, bluegrass,
funk and more. The album also featured Little Feat pianist Bill Payne, and after working with the Doobie Brothers, Payne convinced
the rest of his band to take the Doobies out on tour and the two groups began a long-lasting and successful partnership.
The chance to see a truly legendary rock band performing live does not come along often, and when
that band is the Doobie Brothers it is an opportunity not to be missed. For many fans just finally being in the same room
as the Doobie Brothers is a dream come true and when the house lights finally dim and the band walks out onto the stage and
picks up his guitar there is an excitement in the air that is palpable. Before you know it they are saying hello to the crowd
and the band bust into one of their classic songs. These are some of the most well known songs in all of music and continue
to be covered by some of the best guitarists of the day. The night progresses and it is like being transported back through
time and being given a history of rock and roll. By the time the night is over and you have been dancing along to some of
the greatest songs ever written and are anxiously awaiting the next chance to see the Doobie Brothers live.
first complete box set of the Doobie Brothers' recordings, Long Train Runnin: 1970-1990, was released in 1999 and featured
remasters of all of the band's greatest songs. The band has seen many members come and go but Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons
have remained constants.