The Doobie Brothers have just tagged two Hawaiian dates onto the end of their upcoming Australasian tour. March and April will see the Doobies — including co-founders Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons — along with returning member Michael McDonald — hitting Singapore, Australia, and Japan.

The new dates are May 2nd and 5th, at Kahului, Hawaii’s Waikiki Shell, with tickets going sale to the general public starting Friday, January 13th at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.

We asked guitarist Tom Johnston if incorporating Michael McDonald’s material back into the band’s repertoire took some extra elbow-grease for the group: “Well, it always needs to be rehearsed, (whether) if Mike’s here or not. We always rehearse a lot before going out. Mike brings another facet musically to the show, which is frankly, I think, kinda cool. He brings some depth — a little more depth — I should say, and it goes in a different direction. So, what you do is you place those songs accordingly through the set and mix it up with the other songs and then people get, as I said, the full aspect of what the band has done over the years.”

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