Classic rock fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have a huge concert coming their way in 2017. New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago are heading out on tour with the Doobie Brothers for a big 2017 tour as co-headliners. The tour kicks off on June 7 in Concord, California, and Live Nation reported via Twitter that the bands will play in Dallas at the Starplex Pavilion on June 16.
For fans who have not heard, Gexa Energy Pavilion is in the middle of some massive remodeling and they have changed their name to the Starplex Pavilion. This is the same name the complex had when it first opened back in 1988 and the revived name will precede $8 million in renovations to the music venue.
The Chicago and Doobie Brothers concert is the first announcement of the 2017 music season for the Starplex Pavilion and is a huge event for the DFW area. Chicago has played together since 1967 and has undergone a number of genre changes through the years to remain relevant. They finally received recognition by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 with the original lineup inducted.
The Doobie Brothers have been playing together since 1970 and reached their greatest success in the ‘70s with number one hits like “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes.”
Tickets for the Chicago and Doobie Brothers Dallas concert go sale here on Jan. 9. Prices for the show at the Starplex Pavilion start out at $25 for lawn seat general admission and range from $39.50 to $179 for assigned seating.