Doobie Brothers extend 50th anniversary tour; five NJ shows on sale March 10

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From left, Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald and John McFee of The Doobie Brothers.

The Doobie Brothers have extended their 50th anniversary tour, with new dates including the State Theatre in New Brunswick, July 8-9; the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, July 11-12; and Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, Oct. 8. Tickets go on sale March 10 at 10 a.m., with various pre-sales before then. Visit, for New Brunswick, for Morrisown or for Atlantic City.

The band will feature co-founding singer-songwriter-guitarists Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons as well as longtime multi-instrumentalist John McFee, plus Michael McDonald, who sang lead on hits such as “Takin’ it to the Streets,” “What a Fool Believes” and “Real Love” during his 1975-1982 stint with the group.

The group came together in San Jose, in 1970, and released a self-titled album in 1971 before having its first hit single, “Listen to the Music,” in 1972.

Click here for a list of the band’s 20 greatest non-singles, with a video for each one.

The band will tour in Asia and Australia in March and April, with United States dates scheduled from May to October.



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