Doobie Brothers 2014 Heaven on Earth Tour Opening Band: Buford Brothers
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Frequently Asked Questions
What songs will the Doobie Brothers play in concert?
The famous 70’s rock group, the Doobie Brothers, has been playing a near identical set for about two years now, with only minor changes popping up here and there. But this is not entirely unsuspected. The group went the entire period of 1991 to 2009 releasing just one record right in the middle. They then followed 2000’s Sibling Rivalry with 2010’s World Gone Crazy, and both did only slightly well.
It is the classic 70’s material the fans want to hear, and the Doobie Brothers deliver in spades in 2014. The group spreads their set out well, with little dips into nearly every record from their prime 70’s releases.
1973’s classic The Captain and Me is represented with four choice cuts: “China Grove,” “Clear as the Driven Snow,” “Long Train Runnin,” and “South City Midnight Lady.” These are spread throughout the set, reminding listeners that despite the fantastic nature of this album, they have a lot of other material originally released before and after.
The Doobie Brothers tugs at heartstrings and thinks outside their prime catalog with the 1978 track “Dependin on You.” It may not be a show stopper, but it nice to see a band acknowledge the material they are not generally known for.
The same applies, if just for a few minutes, to the group’s inclusion of “A brighter Day” from their recent 2010 record. At the end of the day, the band stays reliant on the material they know fans want to hear, and it has been this way for some time. It is a safe setlist, and one that does not break the mold in the 21st century.
Jesus Is Just Alright
Rockin’ Down the Highway
Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)
Dependin’ On You
Clear as the Driven Snow
A Brighter Day
World Gone Crazy
Slat Key Soquel Rag
South City Midnight Lady
Eyes of Silver
Takin’ It to the Streets
Don’t Start Me Talkin’
Long Train Runnin’
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Who is opening the 2014 shows?
The Doobie Brothers is known for having some pretty high profile opening bands, but 2014 is a little different with the Buford Brothers opening this year. The band is highly influenced by the famous 70’s headlining act through sound as well as name. The Buford Brothers are independent and small, which is a running theme this year. The group will have a respective local act opening each show in 2014, such as Akron Ohio’s Hey Monea.
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“With a Tom Johnston guitar lick and drummers Tony Pia and Ed Toth pounding out the familiar rhythm, The Doobie Brothers started things off with Toulouse Street’s “Jesus Is Just Alright,” a forerunner that the evening would be heavy on the songs of the Tom Johnston era of The Doobie Brothers and not the Michael McDonald era. Few, if any, jumped to their feet to greet the band but everyone seemed to be singing along in their seats. They were ready to settle in for a good night of entertainment and for the next one hundred minutes The Doobie Brothers lived up to that expectation.” – Ted Hansen of the Examiner
“The emotion on the face of singer, guitarist Tom Johnston during his stellar solo on “Clear As The Driven Snow” illustrated just how much passion he puts into his playing these days. Johnston had left the band in the mid seventies due to health issues so it was good to see him savor everything that took place during the show.” – Joseph Suto of Rock Show Critique
“The band tore through a 75 minute set filled with such hits as “Rockin’ Down The Highway,” “China Grove,” “Black Water,” “Takin’ It To The Streets” and many more. Johnston and Simmons have been touring for over 40 years and haven’t lost a step. They continue to play with an exuberance that is often missing from bands half their age.” – Garon Cockrell of The Kansan
The Doobie Brothers 2013
Tour Opening Acts: the Steve Miller Band
Started February 15, 2013 in Concho, Oklahoma | Ended December 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Doobie Brothers 2012 Tour Opening Acts: Randy Bachman, Chicago
Started January 7, 2012 in Indio, California | Ended December 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California
The Doobie Brothers 2011
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started April 1, 2011 in Kahului, Hawaii | Ended September 24, 2011 in Glen Allen, California
The Doobie Brothers 2010
Tour Opening Acts: Chicago, Joe Walsh
Started March 19, 2010 in Thackerville, Oklahoma| Ended November 18, 2010 in Bridgeport, Connecticut
The Doobie Brothers 2009 Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started January 16, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan | Ended October 25, 2009 in Altoona, Pennsylvania
Note: The group was on an extended live hiatus from 2009 to 1982 only playing select festival shows and a handful of very minor tours.