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New Presale dates announced

4.17.15 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Isleta Casino
Fan Club Pre-Sale 3.3.15 10am – 3.5.15 10pm
Public On-Sale 3.6.15 10am

5.5.15 Charlotte, NC
Belk Theatre
Fan Club Pre-Sale 3.9.15 10am – 3.12.15 10pm
Public On-Sale 3.13.15

6.14.15 San Francisco, CA
Sigmund Grove

6.27.15 Nepean,Ontario
Wesley Clover Parks
Pre-Sale – Check back for details
Public On-Sale 3.13.15

6.30.15 Highland Park, IL
Ravinia Festival
Fan Club Pre-Sale – Check back for details

7.11.2015 Elizabeth, Indiana
Horseshoe Southern Indiana
Fan Club Pre-Sale 3.2.15 10am – 3.5.15 10pm
Public On-Sale 3.6.15 10am

7.19.15 Norfolk, NE
Divots Conference Center
Fan Club Pre-Sale 3.3.15 10am – 3.5.15 10pm
Public On-Sale 3.6.15 10am

Tortuga Fest Adds The Doobie Brothers

dbThe Doobie Brothers have been added to the lineup for the third annual Tortuga Music Festival. The band joins a bill that already includes Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Jake Owen, The Band Perry, Little Big Town and plenty of other country acts. The Tortuga Music Festival is set to take place at South Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Beach on April 11 and 12.

Read more at jambands,com

Festival and ticket information

Presale and ticket sale dates announced for Woodlands, Nashville and Knoxville

Listed below are ticket sale dates and presale dates for the Doobie Brothers concerts in The Woodlands, Nashville and Knoxville.

4.26.15 Woodlands Pavilion
Woodlands, TX
Fan Club Pre-Sale 2.24.15 10am
Public On-Sale 2.27.15 10am

5.6.15 Tennesse Theater
Knoxville, TN
Fan Club Pre-sale 2.24.15 10am
Public On-Sale 2.27.15 10am

5.9.2015 The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanal
Nasvhville, TN
Fan Club Pre-Sale 3.10.15 10am
Public On-Sale 3.13.15 10am

Doobie Brothers to rock Greenwich Town Party

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Earth Wind & Fire and classic rockers the Doobie Brothers will headline this year’s Greenwich Town Party.

Joining them on the annual music festival’s main stage Memorial Day weekend will be reggae-tinged jam band O.A.R, festival organizers announced Thursday.

“Earth Wind and Fire — so iconic. The Doobie Brothers? Legendary,” said event manager Scot Weicker. “And O.A.R., they’ve sold 1.2 million albums.”

The all-day concert at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park will take place May 23 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Open to Greenwich residents, business owners and employees, the party has in five years become a major event in the town year. Thousands of people packed the park last year to catch headliner Santana.

“I think this will be one of the best line-ups for the Greenwich Town Party ever,” Weicker said. “It’s a perfect fit. Energy, excitement, enthusiasm and fun.”

Earth Wind and Fire is known for its big horn section and crossing genres between funk, R&B, rock and soul on hits like “September,” “Let’s Groove” and “Boogie Wonderland.” The Doobie Brothers have attracted a loyal following for more than 40 years with guitar-driven hits like “China Grove” and “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and R&B-inflected tunes including “What a Fool Believes” and “Takin’ it to the Streets.”

O.A.R. (whose full name is Of a Revolution) is well known for live shows, selling out arenas like Madison Square Garden, and long jam sessions. The group’s members, mostly from Maryland, were students together at Ohio State.

The rest of the Greenwich Town Party offerings will be released later in the year. In addition to other main stage acts, the festival will also feature five local bands.

“We have a depth of talent and creativity here most people don’t know about,” Weicker said.

Community tickets will go on sale March 2. At $80 apiece for general admission to the event, they will be available for purchase on the GTP website at greenwichtownparty.org.

Other ticket-buying opportunities are already available. Neighbor Tickets, which cost $250 each, are available now on the GTP web site, and they provide access to a designated Neighborhood Area with wine, beer and snacks and designated parking.

Sponsor packages for individuals and businesses are also available now on the web site.

They start at $1,250, and provide access to the Sponsor Tent with catered food and beverages throughout the day and evening and premier parking in the Island Beach lot.

As a new feature of the event this year, “community heroes” are being nominated by local residents, and a number of those honorees will get free tickets to the show.

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The Doobie Brothers: Their long train keeps runnin’, but with a sharper twang

After teaming up with country stars for a new album, the Doobies are heading to Pompano Beach.

Think of it as a Southern-fried greatest-hits endeavor: The Doobie Brothers took their thick catalog of hits to Nashville, and connected with current country stars.

The result is “Southbound,” which finds the band partnering with country singers such as Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, Chris Young and Toby Keith. The November release consists of 12 classic songs, including “China Grove,” “Listen to the Music,” “Black Water” and “Jesus Is Just Alright.”

Guitarist John McFee argues that only a fool would believe the Doobie Brothers, who will appear Feb. 25 in Pompano Beach, and country music are an ill fit. When the band broke up in 1982, McFee and Doobies drummer Keith Knudson formed South Pacific, which lasted from 1983 to 1991 and reached No. 1 on the country charts with “New Shades of Blue” and “Honey, I Dare You.” (The Doobies reunited in 1987.)

“For me, personally, the process has been more of moving ‘back’ into country, or at least sideways into it,” McFee says in an email. “To me, country music has always been part of my life.”

McFee, 64, says country also played a major role in shaping the Doobie Brothers’ sound. He notes that “Black Water” employs acoustic finger-picking and country fiddle, and “South City Midnight Lady” features pedal steel.

“Even ‘Listen to the Music’ had banjo on it,” he says.

The Doobie Brothers formed in 1970. McFee joined in 1979, and again in 1992. Singer-guitarists Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons have been with the band since the beginning. The current lineup’s five other musicians joined within the past 17 years.

McFee says the band often has a tough time figuring out which songs to play in concert. The Doobie Brothers recorded nine albums from 1971 to 1980, seven of which went platinum.

“Our fans have their favorites and ‘wish list’ songs they’d like to hear,” he says. “When it comes time to play the shows, though, it always feels like there is a natural flow to the transitions, and we try hard to make the shows musically engaging for both the fans and ourselves.”

The Doobie Brothers will perform 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE Sixth St. Tickets cost $39-$79. Go to PompanoBeachArts.org.

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The Doobie Brothers Announce More 2015 Tour Dates

doobsbrosFour-time GRAMMY® Awards winners The Doobie Brothers have added new dates to their nationwide 2015 tour, including select dates with Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles.

The Doobie Brothers recently launched their “Takin’ It To the Streets Concert Club”. Members of the new concert club have advance access to ticket pre-sales (including reserved seating options), as well as exclusive merch and meet & greet opportunities. Fans can join the “Takin’ It To the Streets Concert Club” here.

Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band’s record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated the music and co-wrote The Eagles’ biggest hit (the iconic, GRAMMY®-studded smash “Hotel California”), along with fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes.” He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on legendary songs like “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “New Kid In Town,” and numerous more.

The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. They released their latest album Southbound, in November 2014 on Arista Nashville. Southbound features new recordings of the band’s biggest hits, with accompaniment from some of country music’s biggest stars (including Blake Shelton, Sara Evans, and Hunter Hayes, among many others). Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world.

Newly Added 2015 Tour Dates

April 22: Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, Midland, TX (w/ Special Guest Don Felder)

April 24: Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX (w/ Special Guest Don Felder)

April 25: Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX (w/ Special Guest Don Felder)

April 27: ACL Live at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX (w/ Special Guest Don Felder)

May 2: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA (w/ Special Guest Don Felder)

June 14: Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco, CA

June 16: Lee Schwab Amphitheatre, Bend, OR

July 17: Moondance Jam, Walker, MN

July 18: Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside, IA

July 19: Divot’s Conference Center, Norfolk, NE

September 10: Lockn’ Festival, Arrington, VA

http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/doobie-brothers-announce-more-2015-tour-dates

Presale Tickets Have Started!

4.22.15 Midland, TX
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Fan Club Pre-Sale 2.10.15 at 10am CST – 2.12.15 10pm CST
Public On-sale 2.13.15 at 10am CST

4.24.15 San Antonio, TX
Majestic Theatre
Fan Club Pre-Sale 2.11.15 10am CST – 2.12.15 10pm CST
Public On-Sale 2.13.15 10am CST

4.25.15 Grand Prairie, Texas
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Fan Club Pre-Sale 2.10.15 at 10am CST – 2.12.15 10pm CST
Public On-sale 2.13.15 at 10am CST

4.27.15 Austin, TX
Austin City Limits at Moody Theatre
Fan Club Pre-sale at Weds 2.11.15 at 10am CST – 2.12.15 10pm CST
Public on-sale 2.13.15 at 10am CST

5.2.15 Alpharetta, Georgia
Verizon Wireless Amp at Encore Park
Fan Club Pre-sale 2.11.15 at 10am EST – 2.12.15 10 pm EST
Public On-sale
2.13.15 at 10am EST

7.18.15 Riverside, IA
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort
Fan Club Pre-sale 2.11.15 at 10 am CST – 2.12.15 at 10pm CST
Public On-sale 2.13.15 at 10 am CST

The Doobie Brothers are coming to Austin City Limits on April 27

Tickets for this show go on sale here on 2/13 @ 10:00 am.
Fan Club Presale on sale Wednesday 2/11/15 at 10am CST – 2/12/15 10 pm CST

The Doobie Brothers
with special guest Don Felder

As durable as American steel, Northern California’s four-time Grammy winning DOOBIE BROTHERS sound has become part of America’s musical firmament, sampled on dance records, reinterpreted on “American Idol,” and a fixture on radio formats from top 40 to classic rock. They continue to write and record new material, tour the world, boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, all while breaking new creative ground in the exploration of their musical connection with Nashville. With the release of their new record Southbound, a collaboration with the top country stars of today, they are poised to introduce a new generation to these infectious, toe tapping, iconic sing-alongs.

The Doobies have rung up a glittering track record that would be the envy of any band. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 11 million copies – a rare “diamond record.” The Doobies propulsive roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven style has sold more than 30 million albums.

Their No. 1 singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include “Jesus Is Just All Right”, “Rockin’ Down the Highway”, “Long Train Runnin’”, “China Grove”, “Take Me In Your Arms”, Takin’ it to the Streets”, “Minute by Minute”, “You Belong to Me,” “The Doctor” and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits.

“And the songs that people all know, be it ‘Listen to the Music’ or ‘Black Water’ or ‘China Grove,’ are still getting played,” co-founder Tom Johnston adds. “Any song that stands the test of time for 40 years or is getting played around the country on a daily basis – that to me is a testament to the quality of the tunes, and that they had something to say that resonated with people.”

Don’t miss the Doobie Brothers as they return to our stage this April!

Doors: 6:30 PM · Show: 8:00 PM

http://acl-live.com/calendar/doobie-brothers

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS LAUNCH “TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS CONCERT CLUB” TODAY, JANUARY 28

 

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CLUB MEMBERS GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO RESERVED TICKETS, MERCH AND MEET & GREETS

JANUARY 28, 2015 (Nashville, TN) – Rock legends The Doobie Brothers launched their “Takin’ It To the Streets Concert Club” today, with the inaugural pre-sale of VIP packages beginning tomorrow. Members of the new concert club will have advance access to ticket pre-sales (including reserved seating options), as well as exclusive merch and meet & greet opportunities. Fans can join the “Takin’ It To the Streets Concert Club” here.

 “Music has changed a lot during our career, but one thing hasn’t: fans want the best concert-going experience possible,” Tom Johnston said. “We want to make sure our super fans have access to the best seats, our newest merch and also get rewarded for their loyalty.”

Pre-sales for the member-only VIP packages begin January 29 at 10 a.m. local time for the June 16 (Les Schwab Amphitheatre in Bend, OR) and June 20 (Edgefield in Troutdale, OR) shows. Public ticket sales for both begin January 30, 2015. VIP package pricing will vary, depending on local market ticket prices.

  Takin’ It To The Streets Concert Club Membership ($39.99 annually)

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Priority access to VIP Meet & Greet packages
Opportunity to win access to a Meet & Greet
Collectible The Doobie Brothers guitar pick set
The Doobie Brothers Blanket
Limited edition numbered lithograph
Exclusive contests and giveaways

 2015 VIP Front Row Meet & Greet Package*

One reserved front row ticket
Meet & Greet and personal photo opportunity with members of The Doobie Brothers
Specially-designed The Doobie Brothers belt buckle
Exclusive The Doobie Brothers tote bag
Set of The Doobie Brothers ear buds
The Doobie Brothers VIP Meet & Greet laminate
On-site VIP host

 2015 VIP Meet & Greet Package*

One reserved ticket in rows 2-10
Meet & Greet and personal photo opportunity with members of The Doobie Brothers
Exclusive The Doobie Brothers tote bag
The Doobie Brothers VIP Meet & Greet laminate
On-site VIP host

2015 VIP Tour Package*

One reserved ticket in rows 10-20
Exclusive The Doobie Brothers tote bag
Set of The Doobie Brothers ear buds

The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. They released their latest album Southbound, in November 2014 on Arista Nashville. Southbound features new recordings of the band’s biggest hits, with accompaniment from some of country music’s biggest stars (including Blake Shelton, Sara Evans, and Hunter Hayes, among many others). Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world.

*Package details are subject to change, based on availability and/or venue seating configuration.

 

The Doobie Brothers to Receive Music Biz 2015 Chairman’s Award

January 22, 2015The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to top-selling Rock band The Doobie Brothers at the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 14, at 12 p.m. at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville. The Award recognizes artists who have maintained a strong creative spirit and achieved significant commercial success throughout their career, continuing to release vital new music deep into their musical lifespan.

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of The Doobie Brothers

Since forming in 1969, The Doobie Brothers have sold more than 48 million albums, including three multi-Platinum albums, seven Platinum albums, and 14 Gold albums. In addition, their greatest hits record, Best of the Doobies, has sold over 11 million copies, earning a rare RIAA Diamond certification.

The band also landed 16 songs on the Billboard Top 40 – including five Top 10 singles and chart-toppers “What a Fool Believes” and “Black Water” – and won four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year for “What a Fool Believes” and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the album Minute by Minute.

In 2014, they released the new collaboration album Southbound, on which they re-recorded some of their greatest hits with a veritable who’s-who of Country musicians, including Zac Brown Band, Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, and Sara Evans. The record also marks the first time that all three of the band’s lead vocalists – Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, and Patrick Simmons – appear on the same album since 1976’s Takin’ It to the Streets. Southbound debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200 chart, and the release was celebrated with an all-star performance at the 47th Annual CMA Awards last November.

“The Doobie Brothers have achieved incredible success over the years, selling an astonishing number of records and maintaining a regular presence on the Billboard charts,” said Fred Beteille, Chairman of Music Biz. “By re-envisioning their greatest hits through the filter of Country music, the band has revealed new dimensions to songs that millions of people know by heart. I’m honored that they will be the recipient of my first Award as Chairman of Music Biz and am excited to celebrate the legacy of this band as they enter the next chapter of their career.”

“Receiving this Award is a great honor, as it recognizes the music from our early days together and shines a light on the music we’re creating right now,” said Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers. “We’re excited about the new creative doors we’ve opened up for ourselves by working with so many great Country musicians and can’t wait to carry that experience forward. A heartfelt thanks from the whole band to the Music Business Association for this amazing Award,” adds Patrick Simmons.

The Doobie Brothers released their debut self-titled album in 1971 and their Platinum-selling followup, Toulouse Street, in 1972. The latter contained the band’s first Top 40 single, “Listen to the Music,” which peaked at #11. A string of hit albums followed, including the Triple Platinum Minute by Minute; Double Platinum The Captain and Me and What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits; Platinum Takin’ It to the Streets and One Step Closer; and Gold Stampede, Livin’ on the Fault Line, and Cycles. The band was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.

Previous recipients of the Music Biz Chairman’s Award include Paul Rodgers, Buddy Guy, Lionel Richie, Brian Wilson, Cyndi Lauper, Daryl Hall & John Oates, BB King, Chicago, Kool & The Gang, Carlos Santana, Liza Minnelli, Kenny Rogers, Dionne Warwick, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, and Frank Sinatra, among others.

Music Biz 2015, which will be held in Nashville for the first time in Association history on May 12-14, is the music industry’s premier event, giving the commerce and content sectors a place to meet with trading partners, network with new companies, and learn about new trends and products impacting the music business. Registration is available now, with early bird discounts available until March 8. For more information or to sign up for the conference, visit http://musicbiz2015.com

About the Music Business Association
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is a membership organization that advances and promotes music commerce — a community committed to the full spectrum of monetization models in the industry. It provides common ground by offering thought leadership, resources and unparalleled networking opportunities, all geared to the specific needs of its membership. By leveraging the legacy of the former National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and its hub for digital initiatives, digitalmusic.org, Music Biz brings a unique perspective and valuable insight into the trends and changes that innovation brings. Today, we put our collective experience to work across all delivery models: physical, digital, mobile and more. Music Biz and its members are committed to building the future of music commerce — together.