Doobie Brothers postpone tour with Michael McDonald to 2021

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

The Doobie Brothers have postponed their 50th anniversary tour to 2021. The shows will reunite them with Michael McDonald, the lead singer on hits such as “Takin’ it to the Streets,” “What a Fool Believes” and “Real Love” during his 1975-1982 stint with the group.

Their concerts scheduled for June 29 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel will now take place on Aug. 2, 2021, and their June 27 show at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden will move to Aug. 4, 2021.

Other stops will include the the PPL Center in Allentown, Aug. 1; and the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y., Aug. 5.

A message on the band’s web site, thedoobiebrothers.com, says: “The Doobie Brothers regret to announce that their 50th Anniversary Tour has been rescheduled. This decision has been made with the health and safety of The Doobie Brothers’ fans, crew and local employees in mind. The tour will now be rescheduled for 2021 starting on July 17 in West Palm Beach and ending on October 23 in New Orleans, making 46 stops across North America. …

“Fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as they will be valid for the new dates. If ticket holders can no longer attend or would prefer a refund, they will receive an email directly allowing them to request one. For any further ticketing inquiries, fans should reach out to their point of purchase.”

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band remains on the tour as the opening act.

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

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