Five decades into their collective career, The Doobie Brothers remain a touring powerhouse. The band, which formed in San Jose, has been a mainstay on the rock scene since the early '70s, a decade they owned with musical success.
Melding straight-forward rock 'n' roll and soft rock under the leadership of vocalist Tom Johnston, the group had such hits as “Listen to the Music,” “China Grove,” “South City Midnight Lady” and their first No. 1 hit, “Black Water.”
When Michael McDonald took over vocal duties, the group veered more into blue-eyed soul and pop. Songs like “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” and “What A Fool Believes” were all smashes of this era. “Fool” even won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
Currently, they are one of the most prolific touring bands in the world, with Johnston reestablished as the lead singer. Their shows span the entirety of their amazing career. See why The Doobie Brothers are still one of the best live bets in music on Sept. 16 at Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Event Center.