Unfortunately, the days of rock bands being the focal point of modern entertainment are pretty much over. Back in the day, rock bands were everywhere. The driving forces of the time were Zeppelin, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Skynyrd, Deep Purple, Sabbath, and The Who.

Another name that comes to mind that belongs on that list is The Doobie Brothers. These guys always had the reputation of being a "musician's" band. And for good reason. Tom Jonston's soaring vocals and Greg Murphy's bass riffs made for a one of a kind combination. The band has had it’s fair share of breakups re-unions over the years, but they’re finally back on the road again.

Although it's been quite a while since the band has released any new music, I'm thankful that they're at least still touring. The Doobie Brothers will be coming to Minnesota – opening up for Santana at the Xcel Energy Center on August 3rd. Tickets are available online now for $85.

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