The Doobie Brothers will play the Northwest with Michael McDonald in 2020

The band's 50th Anniversary tour will include former lead singer Michael McDonald and they'll play White River Amphitheater in 2020

November 19, 2019
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Looks like 2020 is going to be a big year for The Doobie Brothers. Besides being nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (although they haven't made the cut yet,) the band is celebrating its 50th anniversary by heading out on a 30-date tour which includes a Northwest stop at White River Amphitheatre on September 5 of next year.

But the really big news for Doobies fans is that for the first time in 25 years, former lead singer Michael McDonald will be part of the lineup. 

McDonald joined the Doobies lineup in 1975. His arrival coincided with a pivot toward a softer, more jazzy sound and he powered some of the group's biggest hits, like "Takin' it to the Streets," "What a Fool Believes," and "Echoes of Love." After McDonald left the band in the early 1980s, they had their ups and downs and seldom if ever performed those McDonald-era songs. Now, with his return to the fold for this 50th-anniversary tour, they'll be able to tap into their entire catalog of classics.

Tickets for the White River show (and all the other dates) go on sale Friday, December 6 at 10am via Live Nation

And you can cast a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame vote for The Doobie Brothers here.