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Doobie Brothers, including Michael McDonald, will play Darien Lake

The Doobie Brothers, who recently surprised fans by announcing that its 50th anniversary tour would feature Michael McDonald, announced Monday that the tour would be stopping in Western New York.

The Doobie Brothers will play at 7 p.m. July 21 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 6 via or through Ticketmaster. Prices will range from $29.50 to $129.50 and lawn four-packs will be available.

McDonald will play alongside Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee. McDonald joined the band in 1975 and initially remained in the lineup until 1982, appearing on four albums and hit singles like 1978’s "What a Fool Believes."

The band surprised fans at a Nov. 18 concert in Nashville, Tenn., with the news that McDonald would join next summer's 50th anniversary tour. McDonald came out during the encore of the show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The band said in a release that the 23 additional dates to the tour, which also include stops in Syracuse and Hamilton, Ont., were added in as a result to the great fan response to the news of McDonald joining the 50th anniversary tour.

Opening up for the Doobie Brothers will be the the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

The band's 50th anniversary tour starts on June 9 at the Coral Sky Ampitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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