The Doobie Brothers reschedule 50th anniversary tour

2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees
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The Doobie Brothers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Doobie Brothers are rescheduling their 50th anniversary tour because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced Tuesday that the tour, which was to begin in June, will now kick off in July 2021.  For the tour, The Doobie Brothers are joining with singer and songwriter Michael McDonald, who sang with the band starting in 1975 before starting his own solo career. The group featured harmonies backed by the finger-picking style of guitarist Patrick Simmons paired with the R&B guitar playing by Tom Johnston, singing lead. The group’s hits include “Listen to the Music,” “Long Train Runnin’” and “China Grove.”