The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band out of Northern California. They have been together in various lineups for over 40 years, and are still actively recording new music and touring nationally. They have been sampled on dance records, covered on "American Idol," and featured on various radio formats, from top 40 to classical rock. Recently The Doobie Brothers have been filmed on a CMT crossroads special in 2011, and they appeared on the 2014 CMA music awards. Doobie Brothers tickets for upcoming tour dates are still available. Guitarists Patrick Simmons and Tom Johnston, drummer John Hartman, and bassist Dave Shogren formed The Doobie Brothers in 1969. Patrick and Tom have shared songwriting duties during the band's tenure, helping The Doobie Brothers maintain the same classic sound from the early 70s. Over the years, whether band members have been dealing with health issues or general burnout from their gruelling tour schedule, the lineup has been in almost constant change.
The Doobie Brothers are prolific recording artists. They have recorded 14 studio albums, 5 live albums, and 9 compilation albums, with multiple albums reaching gold or platinum status. Prior to disbanding, the band was recording an album every year. Post reunion, though, albums were released less frequently. This less intense schedule has enabled members to fight burnout. With the release of their albums also came the release of multiple singles, including two number one hits ("Black Water" and "What a Fool Believes").
Doobie Brothers 2015 Tour
While they might not be recording albums as frequently, The Doobie Brothers still maintain an active touring schedule. Dates include performances at various theatres, performance halls, and festivals across the U.S. and Canada. On August 20, 2015 they were musical guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Doobie Brothers touring lineup includes Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons on vocals and guitar, John McFee on guitar, strings, and vocals, Guy Allison on keyboards, John Cowan on bass, Marc Russo on saxophone, and Ed Toth on drums. Doobie Brothers tickets can be found for their upcoming shows.