The DOOBIE BROTHERS – ” Liberté “

Posted: August 7, 2021 in MUSIC
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The Doobie Brothers have announced the release of their 15th full-length album, titled “Liberté“. Produced and co-written by John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus), the album contains 12 new tracks by Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee. It arrives October 1, 2021 via Universal Music. Pre-orders are not yet available.

The four-time Grammy Award winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inductees have just released a special self-titled EP featuring four tracks from the upcoming album. Fans who previously purchased a ticket album bundle and redeemed a copy of The Doobie Brothers EP between December 2019 and November 2020, will receive their physical CD beginning Sept. 17.

The group’s reunion tour with Michael McDonald, originally scheduled for 2020, begins August 22nd in the States. The highly anticipated 49-city North American tour celebrates the 50th anniversary of the band’s founding with Johnston, McDonald, Simmons and McFee back on tour together for the first time in nearly 25 years. 

The Doobie Brothers’ 15th album was produced and cowritten by John Shanks, who has previously worked with Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and Miley Cyrus. “He’s a great producer, and we wrote together and that was fun and something different,” Simmons said. “He’s a great player, too, so we could stand toe to toe and work on things together, and see where we were going at any given time. He’s got his own approach and is super high energy, but not in a way that feels manic or anything.”

Micheal McDonald doesn’t appear on the new album.

Vocals, Electric Guitar: Tom Johnston, Percussion, Drums: Victor Indrizzo Vocalist: John Cowan, Joe LaPorta, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer electric piano, Piano, Synthesizer: Jeff Babko

With nearly 50 million albums sold worldwide, the Doobie Brothers have had five Top 10 singles, 16 Top 40 hits, three multi-Platinum albums, seven Platinum albums, and a rare Diamond record for their 1976 album, Best of the Doobies, representing 10 million sold.

It arrives October 1st, 2021 via Universal Music.

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