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Journey And The Doobie Brothers Reveal 2016 Tour

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Journey and The Doobie Brothers will launch the San Francisco Fest 2016 tour on 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 August 30, 2016, and includes special guest Dave Mason.

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 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 talent to several of Schon's solo albums, including 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!!!!"

The Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnston (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!"

Tour Dates

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 – FedExForum
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