Michael McDonald is back and The Doobies Brothers are celebrating with their 50th anniversary tour a year later because of the pandemic.
Talking about the first week of shows on the tour (last week), McDonald says, "It feels great to be out on the road with my old friends...
He adds, "I’ve always missed playing so many of these great tunes from their song book. It’s a privilege for me to get to take the stage with them once again for a whole tour. To play so many of the old venues we performed at perennially back in the day to audiences now made up of folks who remember us from back then and some who weren’t born yet, is an experience I’m immensely grateful for."
Michael talked about being with The Doobie Brothers instead of being the front man for his own band:
"That was not my forte because Pat [Simmons] had always done that and Tommy [Johnston]. And it's still that way. I'm actually still more comfortable with that to be honest with you. I kind of like just being in a band and I feel fortunate to be able to sing a couple of songs. Talking, I, you know, have the tendency to tell the same jokes every night because I really can't think of any others, you know."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]