Chicago and The Doobie Brothers Announce Summer Tour Dates

ChicagoChicago and The Doobie Brothers are co-headlining a 21 date 2012 summer tour that gets underway on July 11th in Tuscon, Arizona. According to Chicago, the two rock groups will each perform their own sets and then will join together for a “grand finale encore, playing each other’s songs at the end of each of these summer shows.”

Tickets go on sale March 2nd at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

For the third year in a row, Chicago will be once again let a winning bidder come on stage at each concert and sing their hit, “If You Leave Me Now.” The once-in-a-lifetime “Sing With Chicago” opportunity is a way to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, with $130,000 raised thus far to fight breast cancer. Money raised last year and this year will be donated in honor of Chicago’s friend Paqui Kelly, the wife of Notre Dame’s head football coach Brian Kelly, who is a breast cancer survivor.

Per the group: “Fans in every market will be able to bid on a package that includes a meet and greet with the band, two premium tickets and a chance to sing onstage in concert with the band. Previous year’s winners were so moved by the experience that they launched the Facebook group, ‘I Sang With Chicago,’ where they shared stories about their experiences and videos of themselves onstage singing with the band. Each winner has an incredible story to tell.”

Chicago & Doobie Brothers’ Tour Dates

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July 11 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
July 13 Lake Tahoe, CA Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
July 14 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
July 15 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
July 17 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 20 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
July 21 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 22 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 24 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 26 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
July 29 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
August 1 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 2 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
August 4 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Resort Spa & Casino
August 16 Boston, MA Comcast Center
August 18 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 19 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
August 21 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 23 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
August 24 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion

Source: Chicago – February 27, 2012

Posted by Rebecca Murray