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Doobies Brothers make the the 20 Most Popular Live at Relix Videos of 2015 list

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The Doobie Brothers made the list of the 20 most popular performances recorded  at Relix in 2015 with their acoustic performance of “Black Water.”

See the entire list and watch the performances here:  Relix.com

The Doobie Brothers Celebrate Potentially Life-Saving Match with Love Hope Strength Foundation

 Pictured (Left to Right): John McFee, The Doobie Brothers; Katie Poppert, VP of Programs Love Hope Strength Foundation; Tom Johnston, The Doobie Brothers; Tami Munroe, Love Hope Strength Volunteer; Patrick Simmons, The Doobie Brothers; Todd Poppert, Love Hope Strength Volunteer.


Pictured (Left to Right): John McFee, The Doobie Brothers; Katie Poppert, VP of Programs Love Hope Strength Foundation; Tom Johnston, The Doobie Brothers; Tami Munroe, Love Hope Strength Volunteer; Patrick Simmons, The Doobie Brothers; Todd Poppert, Love Hope Strength Volunteer.

December 15, 2015 NASHVILLE, TNThe Doobie Brothers celebrated the success of their 2015 tour partnership with the Love Hope Strength Foundation by garnering a potentially life-saving bone marrow match between a blood cancer patient and one of their fans. Love Hope Strength joined forces with The Doobie Brothers in the summer of 2015 adding their “Get On The List” registry to several shows across the country. With the help of The Doobie Brothers and other supporting artists, Love Hope Strength has gained 36,940 registrations and 710 matches on the National Bone Marrow Registry this year to date. This match resulted from a fan who registered at the band’s performance at Ocean City Bikefest in Ocean City, MD in September.  

The cause hits close to home for the band, particularly Patrick Simmons, whose son, Pat Simmons, is a cancer survivor. Simmons notes, “Love Hope Strength is an amazing partnership for The Doobie Brothers. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of what they’re doing – which is saving lives. I am so excited that we were able to generate a match this year and can’t wait to continue our relationship with them in 2016!”

Katie Poppert, Vice President of Programs, attended The Doobie Brothers show in Naperville, IL on Nov. 15  on behalf of Love Hope Strength and was able to spend some time with the band before their performance. “It was our absolute pleasure to be invited to tour with the legendary Doobie Brothers this year. They have some of the most dedicated and giving fan base, and many were eager to help out in our joined efforts to save the lives of those with blood cancers by signing up to the national bone marrow registry to see if they could be a match for patients in need of a transplant. Because of their fans, we were able to secure our first potentially life-saving match from their tour, which is incredible. We look forward to working with them again as we continue our mission of saving lives, one concert at a time!”

Wrapping up an immense tour of sold out performances in 2015, The Doobie Brothers played 90+ shows in over 30 states and Canada. The band closed out the year with the Warren Haynes 27th annual Christmas Jam in Ashville, NC, on December 12, performing along with Warren himself, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dawes, Blackberry Smoke and Bruce Hornsby. In 2016, the band will be co-headlining the highly anticipated “San Francisco Fest Tour 2016″ with Journey.

ABOUT THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

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 country music’s biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world.  Their No. 1 singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include “Listen To The Music,”  “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.  Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collectionToulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums.   Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 12 million copies – a rare “diamond record.”

ABOUT LOVE HOPE STRENGTH FOUNDATION

The Love Hope Strength Foundation mission is to save lives one concert at a time. We believe all people deserve quality cancer care, a marrow donor if required, and most importantly hope. Founded by cancer survivors Mike Peters of the 80’s band The Alarm and James Chippendale, LHSF leverages the power of music to expand the marrow registry through our “Get on the List” campaign and raises funds to support international cancer centers. To date, we’ve added over 100,000 people to the marrow registry and found 1,176 potentially lifesaving matches. Learn more at www.lovehopestrength.org.

For more information please visit www.DoobieBros.com

To learn more about the Love Hope Strength Foundation visit www.LoveHopeStrength.org

The Doobie Brothers Add Little Feat Co-Founder Bill Payne to Their Touring Band

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December 1, 2015, NASHVILLE, TN…The Doobie Brothers announce the addition of Bill Payne as resident keyboard player in their touring band. Payne is considered to be one of the finest American piano rock and blues players in the world, known for his own band, Little Feat, as well as performing on numerous studio albums for other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger and more. He previously collaborated with The Doobie Brothers both in the studio and on the road; a relationship the band is looking forward to rekindling. 

Tom Johnston notes, “I have been a fan of Billy’s playing since his days with Little Feat. We’ve had the good fortune of having him play on almost all the albums we’ve done in this version of the band, and that’s quite a few. He’s a phenomenal, one-of-a- kind keyboard player, and having him join the band is a huge plus both for the live show and for writing future studio projects.”

Patrick Simmons adds, “It’s such a pleasure to have Bill playing with us every night. Little Feat and The Doobies started out together at Warner Bros., with Ted Templeman producing both bands. There has been an incredibly close friendship, and so many musical collaborations through the years. The fit is just right. Bill takes us to a noticeably higher level that is inspiring to all of us, and our fans.”

John McFee affirms, “I’ve always been a fan of Billy’s. As an outsider, I admired his work with Little Feat and also his incredible contributions to The Doobie Brothers’ music – I mean, China Grove would probably have a different title if it weren’t for Billy’s piano lick in the bridge. I’ve also been lucky enough to work with Billy on a number of recording projects – besides some of the Doobie’s recordings, with people like Emmylou Harris, Nicolette Larson, Amy Holland, Eikichi Yazawa and others. There just isn’t a finer player on the planet. A good guy, too! We’re very fortunate to have him aboard.”

Bill Payne shares his perspective, “Having played on many of their albums, and spent time on the road with them over the years, it is an absolute honor to be in the band. They have some truly great songs, the musicianship is the best, and they are good people. I’m very happy about this union.”

ON TOUR

The Doobie Brothers and Journey will launch the “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour on Thursday, May 12, 2016, again bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the “San Francisco Sound.”  The tour, produced by Live Nation, launches at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California – with concerts scheduled through Tuesday, August 30, 2016, and includes special guest Dave Mason.  Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, December 5, 2015 at LiveNation.com.   

Wrapping up an immense tour of sold out performances in 2015, The Doobie Brothers played 90+ shows in over 30 states and Canada. In addition, the band partnered with the Love Hope Strength Foundation to include their “Get On The List” campaign on tour to help save lives. They have also been added to the lineup for the Stagecoach Festival for 2016.

The Doobie Brothers are closing out the year with Payne on keyboards at the Warren Haynes 27th annual Christmas Jam in Ashville, NC Dec. 12, performing along with Warren himself, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joe Bonamassa, Dawes, Electric Hot Tuna, Blackberry Smoke and Bruce Hornsby.    

For more information on The Doobie Brothers please visit www.DoobieBros.com    

ABOUT BILL PAYNE

For the past four decades, Bill Payne has spent most of his time on the road, in studios & working with rock n’ roll hall of famers. He’s one of rock’s most talented keyboardists, a legitimate legend among peers. In addition to great songs with Little Feat: Oh Atlanta, Time Loves A Hero, Tripe Face Boogie, Truck Stop Girl, he has written twenty songs with Robert Hunter. A founding member of Little Feat, he’s appeared on hundreds of studio albums & toured with James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Emmy Lou Harris, Jimmy Buffett, and The Doobie Brothers. He has just joined The Doobie Brothers, is still a member of Little Feat, and, while not a member of Leftover Salmon any longer, is still very much a part of their extended family and will still be sitting in with them when schedules allow. He is also developing paths with Larry Campbell, and with Darrell Scott. Bill is a writer and a photographer. His work can be viewed at billpaynecreative.com.  

ABOUT THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

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 country music’s biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world.  Their No. 1 singles “Black Water” (1974) and “What a Fool Believes” (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include “Listen To The Music”,  “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.  Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collectionToulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums.   Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 12 million copies – a rare “diamond record.”    

JOURNEY AND THE DOOBIE BROTHERS REVEAL 2016 TOUR

“San Francisco Fest 2016” to Launch Thursday, May 12 in Irvine, California with Special Guest Dave Mason

Tickets on Sale Beginning Saturday, December 5

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JOURNEY and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS will launch the “SAN FRANCISCO FEST 2016” tour on Thursday, May 12, 2016, again bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the “San Francisco Sound.”  The tour launches at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California – with concerts scheduled through August 30, 2016, and includes special guest DAVE MASON. A limited number of VIP Packages will be available and include premium tickets, meet & greet, exclusive merchandise and more.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, December 5. A fan pre-sale will be offered starting Monday, November 30th. Follow The Doobie Brothers on Facebook and Twitter for details. Members of The Doobie Brothers Concert Club can get their exclusive pre-sale code by logging into their account HERE

“SAN FRANCISCO FEST 2016” FEATURING JOURNEY & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

With Special Guest Dave Mason

 Thursday, May 12, 2016                 Irvine, CA                              Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

Saturday, May 14, 2016                  Phoenix, AZ                          Ak-Chin Pavilion

Sunday, May 15, 2016                     Albuquerque, NM               Isleta Amphitheater

Wednesday, May 18, 2016              Austin, TX                             Austin360 Amphitheater

Friday, May 20, 2016                      Dallas, TX                              Gexa Energy Pavilion

Saturday, May 21, 2016                  Woodlands, TX                    The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

Monday, May 23, 2016                   Wichita, KS                           INTRUST Bank Arena

Wednesday, May 25, 2016              Memphis, TN                        FedEx Forum

Friday, May 27, 2016                       Indianapolis, IN+                 Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Saturday, May 28, 2016                  Kansas City, KS                    Sprint Center

Tuesday, May 31, 2016                    Rogers, AR                            Walmart AMP

Thursday, June 02, 2016               Birmingham, AL                 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Saturday, June 04, 2016                Charlotte, NC                       PNC Music Pavilion

Sunday, June 05, 2016                   Raleigh, NC                           Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

Wednesday, June 08, 2016            Atlanta, GA                           Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Friday, June 10, 2016                     Tampa, FL                             MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp.

Saturday, June 11, 2016                  W. Palm Beach, FL              Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

Wednesday, June 22, 2016            Bangor, ME                           Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

Friday, June 24, 2016                     Bethel, NY                             Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Saturday, June 25, 2016                 Holmdel, NJ                         PNC Banks Art Center

Monday, June 27, 2016                  Wantagh, NY                        Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Wednesday, June 29, 2016            Cuyahoga Falls, OH            Blossom Music Center

Friday, July 01, 2016                       Virginia Beach, VA              Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

Saturday, July 02, 2016                  Bristow, VA                          Jiffy Lube Live

Tuesday, July 05, 2016                   Saratoga Springs, NY          Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Thursday, July 07, 2016                 Toronto                                 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Saturday, July 09, 2016                  Darien, NY                            Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Sunday, July 10, 2016                     Mansfield, MA                      Xfinity Center

Wednesday, July 13, 2016              Syracuse, NY                         Lakeview Amphitheater

Friday, July 15, 2016                       Camden, NJ                          BB&T Pavilion

Saturday, July 16, 2016                  Burgettstown, PA                First Niagara Pavilion

Friday, July 29, 2016                      Cincinnati, OH                     Riverbend Music Center

Saturday, July 30, 2016                  Maryland Heights, MO       Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Tuesday, August 02, 2016              Grand Rapids, MI                Van Andel Arena

Thursday, August 04, 2016           Clarkston, MI                       DTE Energy Music Theatre

Thursday, August 06, 2015            Omaha, NE                           CenturyLink Center

Sunday, August 07, 2016               Des Moines, IA                     Wells Fargo Arena

Tuesday, August 09, 2016              St. Paul, MN                         Xcel Energy Center

Thursday, August 11, 2016             Sioux Falls, SD                     Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

Saturday, August 13, 2016             Tinley Park, IL                     Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Tuesday, August 16, 2016              Oklahoma City, OK             Chesapeake Energy Arena

Wednesday, August 17, 2016         Little Rock, AR                     Verizon Arena

Saturday, August 20, 2016            Denver, CO                           Pepsi Center

Sunday, August 21, 2016                West Valley City, UT           USANA Amphitheatre

Tuesday, August 23, 2016              Auburn, WA                         White River Amphitheatre

Thursday, August 25, 2016            Ridgefield, WA                     Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

Saturday, August 27, 2016             Las Vegas, NV                       Mandalay Bay Events Center

Sunday, August 28, 2016               Fresno, CA                            Save Mart Center

Tuesday, August 30, 2016              Chula Vista, CA                    Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Visit the Tour Section for a full list of dates and ticket links.

Doobie Brothers to appear at the 2016 Stagecoach Festival

Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan will headline the 2016 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, festival organizers announced Monday.

The 10th anniversary of the popular event will take place April 29-May 1 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.  Other artists on the lineup include The Band Perry, John Fogerty, The Doobie Brothers, Chris Young, Emmylou Harris and more.

More info: HERE

Doobie Brothers to appear at Warren Haynes Christmas Jam

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Every year for the past 27 years, legendary Asheville-based songwriter and guitarist Warren Haynes has thrown a big party for the holidays. This year promises to be as big as ever with plenty of star power from The Doobie Brothers, Dawes, Blackberry Smoke, Bruce Hornsby, Tedeschi Trucks Band and, of course, Haynes himself.

The event takes place on Dec. 12 at the U.S. Cellular Center at 7 p.m. A pre-sale for VIP tickets and travel packages begins on Oct. 9. The general admission sale begins on Oct. 23.

Read more: HERE

Doobie Brothers perform at local benefit for ‘Children of the Californias’

For more than 20 years, the Foundation for the Children of the Californias has helped keep kids healthy on both sides of the border. To continue to provide critical support, the foundation held its annual Concert for the Kids featuring the Doobie Brothers Oct. 2 at The Santaluz Club.

Read more at ranchosantafereview.com

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Review: The Doobie Brothers fantastic at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

On August 29, The Doobie Brothers performed at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, as part of Gregg Allman’s Laid Back Festival.
As The Doobie Brothers took the Jones Beach stage, they were greeted with a warm standing ovation from the Long Island audience. They began their set with the infectious “Jesus Is Just Alright,” where Patrick Simmons sang lead vocals, as the stage was graced in orange lights. They were able to get the crowd on their feet on “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and “Dependin’ On You” featured saxophone instrumentation from Marc Russo.

Read more at the Digital Journal.The Doobie Brothers, Nikon, Jones Beach, New york

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC: The Doobie Brothers play at CMAC

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Just about everybody can sing along with the classic rock staple “Black Water,” a Patrick Simmons-penned tune that’s just one of the Doobie Brothers’ catalog of hits: “Listen to the Music,” “Jesus is Just Alright,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “China Grove,” “What a Fool Believes” and many more.

The Doobie Brothers played Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) Friday night — and for Doobies co-founder Simmons, it was something of a family affair, as his son Patrick Williams Jr. performed the opening set (and was joined by his dad on the CMAC stage).

The CMAC summer season is winding down, with just two shows left on the concert calendar: Idina Menzel on Aug. 30, and Dierks Bentley (with Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith) on Sept. 3. For ticket information, see www.cmacevents.com.

http://www.brightonpittsfordpost.com/article/20150821/NEWS/150829908

Doobie Brothers Reunite With Michael McDonald On Tonight Show

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