Journey and The Doobie Brothers Set 2016 Tour

"San Francisco Fest 2016" to Launch Thursday, May 12 in Irvine, California with Special Guest Dave Mason

Tickets on Sale Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 AM

JOURNEY and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS will launch the "SAN FRANCISCO FEST 2016" tour on Thursday, May 12, 2016, again bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the "San Francisco Sound."  The tour, produced by Live Nation, launches at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California - with concerts scheduled through Tuesday, August 30, 2016, and includes special guest DAVE MASON.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM through  A full listing of tour dates can be found below.

Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), original member Ross Valory (bass), and longtime membersJonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), are welcoming virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back intoJOURNEY, marking the first time he will perform with the band since 1998.  Schon and Smith have always remained close friends and musical collaborators. Smith has lent his incredible talent to several of Schon's solo albums, including critically acclaimed The Calling, and, most recently, Vortex.

Legendary rocker DAVE MASON has an illustrious career spanning nearly 50 years, encompassing producing, performing, and songwriting. Best known for his soulful voice and unsurpassed guitar playing, Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic, and continues performing as a solo artist with sold out shows all over the world. Over his career he has penned over 100 songs and hit singles including "Feelin' Alright," "We Just Disagree," "Only You Know and I Know," among others. Mason is a true classic rocker who has collaborated with numerous members of rock and roll elite, including George Harrison, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and many more.  When Dave is not touring he continues writing and producing new music in his home studio, as well as tirelessly supporting philanthropic causes near to his heart: Work Vessels for Vets, Yoga Blue, Michael Bolton Charities, and Kid's Rock.

For more information, visit http://journeymusic.com and

Schon was thrilled when Smith accepted his invitation to rejoin JOURNEY, exclaiming, "I'm so looking forward to the very exciting 2016 we have planned, starting with my 'Neal Vortex Schon' Japan tour in February and then our major summer tour with The Doobie Brothers and Dave Mason.  We will see you All soon!!!!"

THE DOOBIE BROTHERSTom Johnston (founding member, vocals/guitar), Patrick Simmons (founding member, vocals/guitar), and longtime member John McFee (guitars/strings/vocals) are adding Little Feat co-founder, Bill Payne, to their band on the 2016 tour. Payne performed on many of THE DOOBIE BROTHERS studio albums as well as on the road; a relationship the band is looking forward to rekindling.

"It's gonna be a great summer for fans of Bay Area music, and for guys like us who have the pleasure of teaming up with our good friends from Journey and the Dave Mason Band," said Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons of The Doobie Brothers. "We look forward to taking the stage with Journey. We love their songs, and think we will all complement each other musically.  It is going to be a powerful tour. We can't wait to share it with the fans!"

JOURNEY VIP Packages and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS VIP Packages will both be available through VIP Nation. For more information, visit and

JOURNEY is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as "Lovin, Touchin', Squeezin'," "Faithfully," "Lights," "Any Way You Want It," "Stone In Love,"  "Who's Crying Now," "Wheel In The Sky," "Open Arms,"  "Separate Ways," "Only the Young," "Be Good to Yourself," and the seminal "Don't Stop Believin'," which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, JOURNEY has sold 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums since. VH1 named the group one of the top 100 artists of all time.  The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified holders.  In 2007, Neal Schon discovered Arnel Pineda on YouTube and succeeded in making Pineda the new lead singer. Two albums and three major tours later, JOURNEY has toured four continents and performed for nearly three million fans, earning the group Billboard's prestigious "Legend of Live Award." They received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and VH1 has named the group one of the top 100 artists of all time.

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY® Awards. They released their latest album, Southbound, in November 2014 on Arista Nashville.  Southbound features new recordings of the band's biggest hits, with country music's biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world.  Their No. 1 singles "Black Water" (1974) and "What a Fool Believes" (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include : "Listen to the Music," "China Grove,"  "Jesus Is Just All Right," "Rockin' Down the Highway," "Long Train Runnin'," "Take Me In Your Arms," Takin' it to the Streets," "Minute by Minute," "You Belong to Me," "The Doctor" and more.  In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits.  Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums.   Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 12 million copies - a rare "diamond record."


With Special Guest, Dave Mason

Thursday, May 12, 2016                  Irvine, CA                              Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

Saturday, May 14, 2016                  Phoenix, AZ                            Ak-Chin Pavilion

Sunday, May 15, 2016                    Albuquerque, NM                       Isleta Amphitheater

Wednesday, May 18, 2016             Austin, TX                               Austin360 Amphitheater

Friday, May 20, 2016                       Dallas, TX                              Gexa Energy Pavilion

Saturday, May 21, 2016                  Woodlands, TX                         The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

presented by Huntsman

Monday, May 23, 2016                   Wichita, KS                             INTRUST Bank Arena

Wednesday, May 25, 2016            Memphis, TN                            FedEx Forum

Friday, May 27, 2016                     Indianapolis, IN+                      Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Saturday, May 28, 2016                 Kansas City, KS                        Sprint Center

Tuesday, May 31, 2016                  Rogers, AR                              Walmart AMP

Thursday, June 02, 2016                Birmingham, AL                        Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Saturday, June 04, 2016                Charlotte, NC                           PNC Music Pavilion

Sunday, June 05, 2016                   Raleigh, NC                            Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

Wednesday, June 08, 2016            Atlanta, GA                             Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Friday, June 10, 2016                     Tampa, FL                              MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp.

Saturday, June 11, 2016                 W. Palm Beach, FL                   Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

Wednesday, June 22, 2016             Bangor, ME                              Darling's Waterfront Pavilion

Friday, June 24, 2016                      Bethel, NY                              Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Saturday, June 25, 2016                 Holmdel, NJ                           PNC Banks Art Center

Monday, June 27, 2016                   Wantagh, NY                          Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Wednesday, June 29, 2016            Cuyahoga Falls, OH                 Blossom Music Center

Friday, July 01, 2016                       Virginia Beach, VA                   Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

Saturday, July 02, 2016                   Bristow, VA                           Jiffy Lube Live

Tuesday, July 05, 2016                   Saratoga Springs, NY                Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Thursday, July 07, 2016                  Toronto                                  Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Saturday, July 09, 2016                  Darien, NY                             Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Sunday, July 10, 2016                    Mansfield, MA                          Xfinity Center

Wednesday, July 13, 2016             Syracuse, NY                            Lakeview Amphitheater

Friday, July 15, 2016                      Camden, NJ                             BB&T Pavilion

Saturday, July 16, 2016                  Burgettstown, PA                       First Niagara Pavilion

Wednesday, July 27, 2016              Nashville, TN++                        Ascend Amphitheater

Friday, July 29, 2016                      Cincinnati, OH                         Riverbend Music Center

Saturday, July 30, 2016                  Maryland Heights, MO                Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Tuesday, August 02, 2016               Grand Rapids, MI                      Van Andel Arena

Thursday, August 04, 2016              Clarkston, MI                           DTE Energy Music Theatre

Thursday, August 06, 2016              Omaha, NE                             CenturyLink Center

Sunday, August 07, 2016                Des Moines, IA                        Wells Fargo Arena

Tuesday, August 09, 2016               St. Paul, MN                           Xcel Energy Center

Thursday, August 11, 2016              Sioux Falls, SD                       Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

Saturday, August 13, 2016              Tinley Park, IL                        Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Tuesday, August 16, 2016               Oklahoma City, OK                  Chesapeake Energy Arena

Wednesday, August 17, 2016           Little Rock, AR                       Verizon Arena

Saturday, August 20, 2016              Denver, CO                           Pepsi Center

Sunday, August 21, 2016                West Valley City, UT               USANA Amphitheatre

Tuesday, August 23, 2016               Auburn, WA                          White River Amphitheatre

Thursday, August 25, 2016              Ridgefield, WA                      Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

Saturday, August 27, 2016              Las Vegas, NV                      Mandalay Bay Events Center

Sunday, August 28, 2016                Fresno, CA                           Save Mart Center

Tuesday, August 30, 2016               Chula Vista, CA                     Sleep Train Amphitheatre

+JOURNEY with Neal "Vortex" Schon only on this date.

++JOURNEY and Dave Mason only on this date.



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