The concert as a whole was awsome. There was times when Toms guitar couldn't be heard. That could have been becuse our location under the balcony. Overall the sound was great. The new songs was excellant.
The Doobie Brothers Concert Schedule
The Doobie Brothers are an iconic American rock act who have run the gamut from mainstream rock to blue-eyed soul. The Doobie Brother's tour dates, which include their 2017 Summer Tour, 2015 Southbound Tour, and stretch back all the way to their 1983 Farewell Tour, have taken them across North America from the likes of Madison Square Garden to the Arizona Federal Theatre and seen them unite with powerhouse rock performers like Chicago, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent and more. Throughout their many incarnations, The Doobie Brothers have been known for their eclectic rock sound, fused with elements of country, R&B and folk music, along with their impressive vocal harmonization. The latter gained the group entry into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame in 2004, while the former has seen the band sell some 40 million albums over their five-plus decades in existence. In concert, The Doobie Brothers thrill with their combination of electrifying guitar work, tight group vocals, and the occasional saxophone solo as well. The Doobie Brothers have won two Grammy Awards, both in 1979, for their songs "Minute By Minute" (Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals) and "What A Fool Believes" (Record of the Year). They were also nominated for Album Of The Year for Minute By Minute in 1979, along with Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "South Bay Strut" in 1980.
The Doobie Brothers Background
The core of what would become the Doobie Brothers came together around 1970, when guitarist Patrick Simmons and bassist Dave Shogren joined forces with drummer John Hartman and guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston. They toured the San Jose area, morphing into the acclaimed rock act they are today. They released their self-titled debut in 1971 and headed on their first national tour shortly thereafter. The Doobie Brothers' greatest success came during the height of the 1970s, when they released their classic 1973 album The Captain and Me, which included hits like "Long Train Runnin'" and "China Grove." The Doobie Brothers' sound changed to incorporate more soft-rock and soul influences during the Michael McDonald years, and the group continued releasing material to great success, cementing their place in the pantheon of popular 1970s acts. The Doobie Brothers' legacy puts them in league with contemporary groups like The Eagles, Journey and Fleetwood Mac and has seem them share the stage with other performers as diverse as Steely Dan and Earth, Wind & Fire.
After 40 years the Doobie Brothers haven't missed a beat. They know how to put on a show with high energy octane from the first note til the last. They were more than worth the price of admission, you'll be glad you went.
WOW!!!! The show ROCKED!! It was the first concert in quite awhile for me, I had a Blast. The Doobies are full of energy and they put on a great show. If they're in concert within the continental United States in the future, I'll be going!!!
Loved the sound, acoustic fantastic at Keith Albee. Sorry didn;t get order tickets sooner. Seats were in nose bleed section & didn't have good view of the band.
The best thing about these seasoned bands is they have mastered their crafts beyond belief. The Doobies did not disappoint! Even their new material was good.....
Great show. Killer harmonies. You've got to see this place.
WOW they still have it!!!!! The show was great but the Kravis center is alittle stiff for ROCK AND ROLL.
The music was fantastic. The only problem I had was they only played for an hour and a half.
It was a wonerful concert. Sounded just like I was back in the 70's. Talented band.
Concert was very good. Seats were a little too high for our liking but sound was good.
The Doobie Brothers were as awesome today as they were 30 years ago. All the songs were great.......
Terrific show but sound issues hampered overall result.
The Brothers put on a terrific show but somehow the sound engineering left a lot to be desired. Most likely a result of the old theater. Beautiful place but acoustically not fit for a Doobies style performance. No clear defintion and clarity between vocal/ instruments whether in ensemble or solo. Still, I'd go again in a heartbeat. BUY NEW ALBUM!! iT'S TERRIFIC.
I have been a Doobie Brothers fan for most of my adult life. I am almost 62. This was the first Doobies event I have had the privilege of attending and I must say, except for the fact that Michael McDonald was not with them, they absolutely did NOT disappoint! The music was rendered as close to the original recordings as can be done from the stage. Although there were a lot of graying heads and paunches amongst the audience, the house rocked throughout the show! They played all of my favorites with the exception of ' Minute by Minute' and maybe one or two others. Overall, the show was well worth the price and I am thrilled to have been there. For a bunch of aging rockers, they ROCKED!
The Doobies can still rock!! Their harmonies are just as fresh as ever. The music is timeless. We loved the concert. The Keith Albee was the perfect venue. Not too small and not too big. Not a bad seat in the place. We would definitely see them again and would certainly go see other acts at the Keith Albee. Just perfect!
The show was great. The guys still sound good and have great harmony.
It was great seeing the Keith-Albee full again. Haven't seen that in many years! The show was excellent. All the classics were played with audience participation. Enjoyed the fast pace between songs without a lot of talking! Enjoyed the new tunes that are on the latest CD. Would like to have more events like this one in our area. The Baby Boomers really came out in support along with older and younger. Great Job
THEY WERE TERRIFIC! WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE CONCERT. THEY SANG ALL THE SONGS WE LOVE AND THEIR VOICES WERE HEAVENLY. IT WAS A GREAT EVENING OUT FOR MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF.
Absolutely powerful. A must checkmark on all of us "50 to Death" bucket list. I was blown away, particulary how good the new stuff sounded mixed with the old.
I am glad I attended and I purchased a shirt. The songs brought back memories of my very first concert with the originals and Michael McDonald.