Journey And The Doobie Brothers Reveal 2016 Tour

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — JOURNEY and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS will launch the
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
.  A full listing of tour dates can be found below. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, December 5
at 10:00 a.m. through Fans with the Live Nation mobile app will have access to a password-free presale starting Thursday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m.* The app is available via the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Neal Schon
(founding member and lead guitarist), original member
Ross Valory
(bass), and longtime members
Jonathan Cain
(keyboardist) and
Arnel Pineda
(lead singer), are welcoming virtuoso drummer
Steve Smith
back into JOURNEY, marking the first time he will perform with the band since 1998.  Schon and Smith have always remained close friends and musical collaborators. Smith has lent his incredible talent to several of Schon’s solo albums, including critically acclaimed The Calling, and, most recently, Vortex.

Schon was thrilled when Smith accepted his invitation to rejoin JOURNEY, exclaiming, “I’m so looking forward to the very exciting 2016 we have planned, starting with my ‘Neal Vortex Schon’ Japan tour in February and then our major summer tour with The Doobie Brothers and Dave Mason.  We will see you All soon!!!!”

(founding member, vocals/guitar),
Patrick Simmons
(founding member, vocals/guitar), and longtime member 
John McFee
(guitars/strings/vocals) are adding Little Feat co-founder,
Bill Payne
, to their band on the 2016 tour. Payne performed on many of THE DOOBIE BROTHERS studio albums as well as on the road; a relationship the band is looking forward to rekindling. 

“It’s gonna be a great summer for fans of Bay Area music, and for guys like us who have the pleasure of teaming up with our good friends from Journey and the Dave Mason Band,” said Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons of The Doobie Brothers. “We look forward to taking the stage with Journey. We love their songs, and think we will all complement each other musically.  It is going to be a powerful tour. We can’t wait to share it with the fans!”

JOURNEY VIP Packages and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS VIP Packages will both be available through VIP Nation. For more information, visit and

JOURNEY is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as “Lovin, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” “Faithfully,” “Lights,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Stone In Love,”  “Who’s Crying Now,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Open Arms,”  “Separate Ways,” “Only the Young,” “Be Good to Yourself,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, JOURNEY has sold 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums since. VH1 named the group one of the top 100 artists of all time.  The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified holders.  In 2007, Neal Schon discovered Arnel Pineda on YouTube and succeeded in making Pineda the new lead singer. Two albums and three major tours later, JOURNEY has toured four continents and performed for nearly three million fans, earning the group Billboard’s prestigious “Legend of Live Award.” They received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and VH1 has named the group one of the top 100 artists of all time.

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,” “China Grove,”  “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “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 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 12 million copies – a rare “diamond record.”

Legendary rocker
has an illustrious career spanning nearly 50 years, encompassing producing, performing, and songwriting. Best known for his soulful voice and unsurpassed guitar playing, Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic, and continues performing as a solo artist with sold out shows all over the world. Over his career he has penned over 100 songs and hit singles including “Feelin’ Alright,” “We Just Disagree,” “Only You Know and I Know,” among others. Mason is a true classic rocker who has collaborated with numerous members of rock and roll elite, including George Harrison, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and many more.  When Dave is not touring he continues writing and producing new music in his home studio, as well as tirelessly supporting philanthropic causes near to his heart: Work Vessels for Vets, Yoga Blue, Michael Bolton Charities, and Kid’s Rock.

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With Special Guest, Dave Mason

Thursday, May 12

Irvine, CA

Irvine Meadows

Saturday, May 14

Phoenix, AZ

Ak-Chin Pavilion

Sunday, May 15

Albuquerque, NM

Isleta Amphitheatre

Wednesday, May 18

Austin, TX

Austin360 Amphitheatre

Friday, May 20

Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Saturday, May 21

Houston, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Monday, May 23

Wichita, KS

INTRUST Bank Arena

Wednesday, May 25

Memphis, TN


Friday, May 27

Indianapolis, IN+

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Thursday, May 28

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

Tuesday, May 31

Rogers, AR

Walmart Amphitheatre

Thursday, Jun 2

Birmingham, AL

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Saturday, Jun 4

Charlotte, NC

PNC Music Pavilion

Sunday, Jun 5

Raleigh, NC

Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

Wednesday, Jun 8

Atlanta, GA

Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Friday, Jun 10

Tampa, FL

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Saturday, Jun 11

West Palm Beach, FL

Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

Wednesday, Jun 22

Bangor, ME

Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

Friday, Jun 24

Bethel, NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Saturday, Jun 25

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center

Monday, Jun 27

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre

Wednesday, Jun 29

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Blossom Music Center

Friday, July 1

Virginia Beach, VA

Farm Bureau Live

Saturday, July 2

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

Tuesday, July 5

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Thursday, July 7

Toronto, ON

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Saturday, July 9

Darien Center, NY

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Sunday, July 10

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center

Wednesday, July 13

Syracuse, NY

Lakeview Amphitheater

Friday, July 15

Camden, NJ

BB&T Pavilion

Saturday, July 16

Burgettstown, PA

First Niagara Pavilion

Wednesday, July 27

Nashville, TN++

Ascend Amphitheatre

Friday, July 29

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

Saturday, July 30

St. Louis, MO

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Tuesday, August 2

Grand Rapids, MI

Van Andel Arena

Thursday, August 4

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Music Pavilion

Saturday, August 6

Omaha, NE

CenturyLink Center

Sunday, August 7

Des Moines, IA

Wells Fargo Arena**

Tuesday, August 9

St. Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

Thursday, August 11

Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls Arena

Saturday, August 13

Tinley Park, IL

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Tuesday, August 16

Oklahoma City, OK

Chesapeake Energy Arena

Wednesday, August 17

Little Rock, AR

Verizon Arena

Saturday, August 20

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

Sunday, August 21

West Valley City, UT

USANA Amphitheatre

Tuesday, August 23

Auburn, WA

White River Amphitheatre

Thursday, August 25

Ridgefield, WA

Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre

Saturday, August 27

Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay Events Center

Sunday, August 28

Fresno, CA

Save Mart Center

Tuesday, August 30

Chula Vista, CA

Sleep Train Amphitheatre

* – Live Nation mobile app pre-sales only available at Ticketmaster-ticketed venues

+JOURNEY with Neal “Vortex” Schon only on this date.

++JOURNEY and Dave Mason only on this date.

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