Journey will welcome back drummer Steve Smith, performing with the band for the first time since 1998


Journey and The Doobie Brothers are hitting the road together next summer.

The classic rockers will kick off a 50-city North American trek on May 12 in Irvine, Calif., with dates scheduled nationwide through late August. Joined by special guest Dave Mason (of Traffic fame), the San Francisco Fest 2016 tour brings together two rock groups who helped defined the “San Francisco Sound” in the early 1970s.

Journey will welcome back drummer Steve Smith, performing with the band for the first time since 1998. Lead guitarist Neal Schon, bassist Ross Valory, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and singer Arnel Pineda round out the current lineup. Meanwhile, The Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee are adding Little Feat’s Bill Payne for the 2016 tour.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Dec. 5 through For more information, visit and

The full list of dates:

May 12, Irvine, Calif. — Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
May 14, Phoenix — Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 15, Albuquerque — Isleta Amphitheater
May 18, Austin — Austin360 Amphitheater
May 20, Dallas — Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 21, Woodlands, Texas — The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 23, Wichita, Kan. — INTRUST Bank Arena
May 25, Memphis — FedEx Forum
May 27, Indianapolis — Indianapolis Motor Speedway *
May 28, Kansas City, Kan. — Sprint Center
May 31, Rogers, Ark. — Walmart AMP
June 2, Birmingham, Ala. — Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 4, Charlotte, N.C. — PNC Music Pavilion
June 5, Raleigh, N.C. — Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
June 8, Atlanta — Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 10, Tampa — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp.
June 11, West Palm Beach — Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
June 22, Bangor, Maine — Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 24, Bethel, N.Y. — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 25, Holmdel, N.J. — PNC Banks Art Center
June 27, Wantagh, N.Y. — Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 29, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio — Blossom Music Center
July 1, Virginia Beach — Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 2, Bristow, Va. — Jiffy Lube Live
July 5, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 7, Toronto — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 9, Darien, N.Y. — Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 10, Mansfield, Mass. — Xfinity Center
July 13, Syracuse, N.Y. — Lakeview Amphitheater
July 15, Camden, N.J. — BB&T Pavilion
July 16, Burgettstown, Penn. — First Niagara Pavilion
July 27, Nashville — Ascend Amphitheater **
July 29, Cincinnati — Riverbend Music Center
July 30, Maryland Heights, Miss. — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 2, Grand Rapids, Mich. — Van Andel Arena
Aug. 4, Clarkston, Mich. — DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 6, Omaha, Neb. — CenturyLink Center
Aug. 7, Des Moines, Iowa — Wells Fargo Arena
Aug. 9, St. Paul, Minn. — Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 11, Sioux Falls, S.D. — Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Aug. 13, Tinley Park, Ill. — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 16, Oklahoma City — Chesapeake Energy Arena
Aug. 17, Little Rock, Ark. — Verizon Arena
Aug. 20, Denver — Pepsi Center
Aug. 21, West Valley City, Utah — USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 23, Auburn, Wash. — White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 25, Ridgefield, Wash. — Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Aug. 27, Las Vegas — Mandalay Bay Events Center
Aug. 28, Fresno, Calif. — Save Mart Center
Aug. 30, Chula Vista, Calif. — Sleep Train Amphitheatre

* Journey only on this date.

** Journey and Dave Mason only on this date.

**Original source: Usatoday

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