NEW CONCERT ALERT! Doobie Brothers, With Michael McDonald, To Play Moline’s TaxSlayer Aug. 28
Last November, The Doobie Brothers announced a 30-city North American tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s founding. Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons and John McFee planned to be back on tour for the first time in nearly 25 years.
That announcement came at the end of the band’s performance at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. On Tuesday, the band added three new dates to the 50th Anniversary Tour (which is now 49 dates through June 2022) – Moline, plus Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Pavilion on Aug. 24 and Green Bay’s Resch Center Expo Pavilion on Aug. 26.
The tour will kick off Aug. 22 at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.
The Doobies’ released their debut album in 1971; over their long career, the band has won four Grammys, and sold more than 48 million records worldwide.
Their 1976 “Best of the Doobies” collection alone has sold more than 12 million copies. Their No. 1 gold-certified singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979) lead a large catalog of hits that includes “Listen to the Music,” “Jesus is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Take Me in Your Arms,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” and “The Doctor.”
In all, The Doobies have totaled five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits. For more information, visit https://thedoobiebrothers.com/.