THE WINDSOR STAR
In this 2009 photo, the Doobie Brothers perform at the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview in Detroit. The rock band is set to play Brandon’s Keystone Centre on Thursday, Oct. 16, as part of their North American tour. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
Dust off the bell-bottoms, pull out the aviators and start growing a mustache because the Doobie Brothers are rollin’ into Brandon Oct. 16.
The iconic American rock band, which has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, is playing Westman Place as part of a massive North American tour that will see them play everywhere from Brandon to San Diego, and Red Deer, Alta., to Fort Lauderdale.
Keystone Centre general manager Neil Thomson said the band’s stature and style were a fit for Brandon and Westman.
"It’s classic rock and we’ve done a number of successful concerts in that area already," Thomson said. "I think the Doobie Brothers are going to go over really well. I think there is a large demographic that really likes these guys and I’m optimistic that ticket sales will be strong."
The Doobie Brothers have three multi-platinum, seven platinum and 14 gold albums to their credit. Their "best of" album sold more than 11 million copies, a rare diamond album.
Some of their many hits include "Listen To The Music," "Takin’ It To The Streets," "Long Train Runnin’" and "What A Fool Believes."
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. Prices range from $39.50 to $69.50 and are available online at tickets.keystonecentre.com or at the Keystone box office.
The band could also signify a tipping point for an entertainment influx coming to the Wheat City. While nothing has been confirmed, Thomson said they are in discussions to land a number of acts.
"We are trying to bring country acts in and we haven’t been successful at this stage, but there is no doubt we are working on that file very actively," Thomson said.
"It is a business that has some peaks and valleys. It hasn’t been as busy as I would like but I hope there are a number coming up."
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 7, 2014