Multi-talented Grammy award-winning musicians The Doobie Brothers will return to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on February 26, 2013 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale, now.
The Doobie Brothers’ founding members Tom Johnston (vocals/guitar), Pat Simmons (vocals/guitar) along with 30 year-plus veterans John McFee (guitar/strings/vocals) and Michael Hossack have perfectly honored the band’s legacy with an offering that grows in unexpected new directions. The band has sold over 40 million albums of their signature blend of R&B, country, bluegrass, heavy metal and rock and roll from the 1970s to the present.
Long time Doobie drummer Michael Hossack, unfortunately, passed away in early 2012, but his contributions on World Gone Crazy stand as a testament to his uniquely lyrical style of drumming. Producer Ted Templeman has said of Hossack, “he’s the first band member-drummer in a rock group that was as good as or better than any session player out there” and Hossack is the rhythmic backbone of the album, continuing a tradition that began with his drumming on the band’s first hit single, “Listen to the Music.”
Though their 1971 self-titled debut album initially failed to chart, the following year’s sophomore album, Toulouse Street, broke down the barrier spawning the classic rock staples “Listen To The Music,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and “Jesus is Just Alright.” Next up in 1973, a string of hits followed, including “Long Train Runnin'” and “China Grove,” from the 1973 album The Captain and Me. “Black Water,” from 1974‘s What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, became the band’s first #1 single and eventually propelled the album to multi-platinum status. Stampede, released in 1975, featured yet another hit single, the cover of the Motown hit “Take Me in Your Arms” (also covered by Blood, Sweat, and Tears). In 1976, Takin’ It to the Streets debuted a radical change in their sound to blue-eyed soul featuring the title track and “It Keeps You Runnin’.”
A few live albums, TV specials and almost a decade on the road provided a soaring career and 1978‘s Minute by Minute reinforced that popularity with afive-week stay at the top of the music charts and domination of several radio formats for the better part of two years. “What a Fool Believes,” written with Kenny Loggins, was the band’s second #1 single and earned a Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Pop Vocal Performance by a Group. The album was also honored with an Album of the Year nod.
Springing back in 1987 for a reunion tour, the band is still together entertaining international audiences. The band’s latest album, World Gone Crazy, was released in 2010. It features classic Doobie-style harmonies with a rock edge on the singles “A Brighter Day,” “Nobody,” and “Old Juarez” and unmistakable vocal additions from Michael McDonald on “Don’t Say Goodbye.”
Tickets are $74, $64, $54 and $44.* All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com and www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time.*Additional fees may apply