The Doobie Brothers have announced that their upcoming 50th Anniversary Tour has been rescheduled to 2021 due to the coronavirus. The tour would have seen the band reunite with Michael McDonald, which would mark their first outing with the full lineup of McDonald, Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee in over 25 years. While most of the dates have been rescheduled, some had to be cancelled outright.
“The Doobie Brothers regret to announce that their 50th Anniversary Tour has been rescheduled,” wrote the band in a post on social media. “This decision has been made with the health and safety of fans, crew and local employees in mind.”
“The tour will now be rescheduled for 2021 starting Jul 17 in West Palm Beach and ending on Oct 23 in New Orleans,” continued the statement. “Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts, previously announced dates in Mount Pleasant, MI, Sioux City, IA, Boise, ID, Albuquerque, NM, Little Rock, AR, Bossier City, LA, and Memphis, TN have been cancelled.”
The band also addressed refunds in their post: “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.”
For a full list of rescheduled dates, head to Thedoobiebrothers.com/events. The band’s November residency at Las Vegas’ The Venetian (which does not include McDonald) has not yet been postponed.