Michael McDonald rolls out North American trek
Blue-eyed soulman Michael McDonald is takin' it to the streets this year, having kicked off a North American tour that stretches through mid-December.
The outing continues this week with two shows in British Columbia, and then hits the road hard in the US beginning in late August. Dates are listed below.
McDonald rose to fame in the '70s, first as a backup singer with Steely Dan and then as a singer/songwriter/keyboardist for The Doobie Brothers, with whom he cranked out hits including "What a Fool Believes" and "Minute by Minute."
In 1982, McDonald launched a solo career, spawning adult-contemporary radio staples including "I Keep Forgettin'" and "Sweet Freedom."
The Grammy winner put out a best-of set in 2005--"Michael McDonald - The Ultimate Collection"--which features a mix of his solo work, duets and pre-solo numbers with The Doobie Brothers. He also released a Christmas album, "Through the Many Winters," that same year.
In addition to his own songs, McDonald's soulful baritone has been featured on tracks by a slew of artists including Donna Summer, Toto, Kenny Loggins and Christopher Cross. Most recently, he can be heard on Willie Nelson's "Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth," Fourplay's "My Love's Leavin'," Jonny Lang's "Thankful" and fiddler Natalie McMaster's "Danny Boy."