Thanks to COVID and other logistical issues, it took the Doobie Brothers the better part of four years to get in their recent 50th Anniversary Tour.

But despite the setbacks, things apparently went so well that the band has decided to hit the road again in 2024, with an old friend tagging along.

Former member Michael McDonald is joining Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, John McFee, and the rest of the group for a 38 date tour, which includes one stop in our area.

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The Doobies and Michael McDonald are coming to Omaha's CHI Health Center, Tuesday, August  27 at 7:00 PM.

Steve Winwood will be the opening act.

The Doobie Brothers got their start in San Jose, California in 1970 with Johnston handling the majority of the lead vocalist and songwriting duties for the first five albums, the last three of which - The Captain and Me (1973), What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974), and Stampede (1975) - hit the Top Five in the U.S..

During that time, The Doobies also put eight singles in the Top 40, including the chart topping 'Black Water' in March of 1975.

Health issues forced Johnston out of the band later that year and he was replaced with McDonald, who had just come off of a two-year stint with Steely Dan.

During McDonald's ensuing seven-year run with The Doobies, the group released four studio albums, including Minute By Minute (1978), which went all the way to number one in America.

McDonald also wrote and sang lead vocals on the number one single 'What a Fool Believes' in 1979.

The group disbanded in late 1981 and McDonald pursued a solo career.

Johnston returned when the band reformed in 1989, reuniting with McDonald for several tours along the way.

Tickets for the Omaha show go on sale Friday (January 26) at 10:00 AM.

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