Michael McDonald Sets 2019 Tour

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Michael McDonald (Photo: TImothy White; used with permission)

Michael McDonald has announced an extensive 2019 tour; many of he dates include shows with Chaka Khan. The five-time Grammy winner was a member of Steely Dan and fronted the Doobie Brothers prior to launching his solo career. He released his first original album in nearly 17 years, Wide Open, in 2017.

The Doobie Brothers’ Minute By Minute album was #1 for 5 weeks in 1979

With the Doobie Brothers, McDonald sang lead vocals on such classic rock favorites as “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Minute By Minute,” “It Keeps You Running” and the 1979 #1 smash, “What a Fool Believes,” among others.

The group’s Minute By Minute album was a huge seller, topping the album charts for five weeks.

McDonald was recently featured on the fourth season of public television’s critically acclaimed conversation series Speakeasy. The five-time Grammy Award winner was joined by Russ Titleman, the co-producer of his 1993 album, Blink of An Eye, to discuss McDonald’s storied career, how he got his start, and his legacy.

Speakeasy airs on Public Television and public television’s World Channel. Air dates and times are available at SpeakeasyTalks.com.

Watch McDonald explain how he joined the Doobie Brothers

Titelman has earned three Grammy Awards for his production work with Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood. He has also produced such legends as George Harrison, Randy Newman, Rickie Lee Jones and James Taylor.

Season 4 of Speakeasy features an all new group of iconic artists, Grammy Award winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, and beloved musicians engaging in intimate conversations between friends. Each episode gives fans an inside look into some never-before-told stories from Sting, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Lenny Kravitz, members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.

Michael McDonald 2019 Tour (Tickets are available here)

Feb 16 – Miami Beach, FL – Fountainebleau Hotel
Feb 20 – Tyler, TX – Cowan Center at UT Tyler
Feb 22 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget
Feb 23 – Metairie, LA – Family Gras
Mar 01 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Apr 05 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Resort & Casino
Apr 06 – Colorado Springs, CO – Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor
Apr 11 – Greeley, CO – Monfort Concert Hall
Apr 12 – Kamas, UT – DeJoria Center
Apr 13 – Ivins, UT – Tuacahn Amphitheatre
Apr 15 – Folsom, CA – Harris Center for the Arts
Apr 16 – Folsom, CA – Harris Center for the Arts
Apr 18 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre
Apr 19 – Monterey, CA – Golden State Theatre
Apr 20 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern
Jun 19 – Detroit, MI – Motor City Casino
Jun 20 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights*
Jun 22 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PAC*
Jun 23 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino*
Jun 25 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center*
Jun 26 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Jun 28 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre at Westbury*
Jun 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Atlantic City*
Jul 04 – Columbus, OH – City of Dublin Independence Day Celebration*
Jul 06 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival*
Jul 07 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel*
Jul 10 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
Jul 12 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
Jul 13 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
Jul 15 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
Jul 17 – Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Perf. Arts Center
Jul 23 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino*
Jul 25 – Seattle, WA – TBA
Jul 27 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino*
Jul 28 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheater*
Jul 30 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery*
Jul 31 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
Aug 02 – Costa Mesa, CA – OC Fair—Pacific Amphitheatre*
Aug 03 – Ojai, CA – Libbey Bowl
Aug 04 – Rohnert Park, CA – Green Music Center*

*With Chaka Khan

Listen to McDonald singing lead on a Doobie Brothers favorite

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