Legendary group to open new venue at Hard Rock Casino.
Classic rock lovers will flock to the brand new music venue at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa as legendary rockers The Doobie Brother are set to be the first band to play The Joint.
Songs like “Rockin’ Down The Highway”, “Black Water” and the universal feel-good hit “Listen To The Music” have come forth from the legendary group that has had many different personnel changes over the years.
The latest album offering from the group is the HOR Records release “World Gone Crazy”, which sums up the groups attitude as the Doobie Brothers enter their 4th decade of existence.
In a sense, World Gone Crazy is an analogy for the Doobie Brothers as a whole. Led by founding members, vocalists and principle songwriters Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, and joined by longtime members John McFee on guitar and Mike Hossack on drums, the Doobies “pro tem” have perfectly honored the broader, 40-year band’s legacy with an offering that grows in unexpected new directions.
“This album has been in the mix for five years, but we didn’t seriously start putting the nuts and bolts together until three years ago,” Johnston says. Simmons adds, “We had been compiling songs with the idea we would eventually do a record. Our old producer Ted Templeman came by tour rehearsals one day and was impressed with how we were sounding. He asked if we were doing any new material or thinking about recording. And that’s where it really started.”
Aside from a few years of inactivity in the mid-eighties, the Doobie Brothers have continued to perform, create and record, with Johnston and Simmons fronting together for a band-record 21 years. “The Doobies have always been about playing live,” Johnston says. “We’re not a studio hot house group and we’re not a concept album band. We’ve always just brought in the tunes we had, put them together and made an album. That’s the way it’s been from the very first album and that’s still the way it’s being done.”
Doors open at 6PM. Show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now.