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Journey and Doobie Brothers Kick Off Summer Tour: Videos, Set List

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Journey and the Doobie Brothers started their summer tour last night in Irvine, Calif., debuting lineup changes and new set lists for the series of concerts they’ve dubbed San Francisco Fest 2016.

With Dave Mason opening, both bands delivered sets stacked with songs from their deep catalogs. The Doobie Brothers, now touring with Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne as part of the live lineup, continued their recent trend of making room for deeper cuts — the older songs “Another Park, Another Sunday,” “Eyes of Silver,” “Spirit” and “Sweet Maxine” all made appearances alongside more obvious choices like “Jesus Is Just Alright” and “Rockin’ Down the Highway.”

Journey, meanwhile, hit the road this summer with drummer Steve Smith back in the fold. Guitarist Neal Schon recently predicted a more uptempo set for the group this summer, pointing to Smith’s return as a reason for returning to songs like the Departure track “Line of Fire” — which did indeed make an appearance at Irvine, along with the traditional assortment of Journey hits like “Any Way You Want It” and “Lights” as well as a cover of Led Zeppelin‘s “Rock and Roll.”

Watch the Doobie Brothers Perform ‘Jesus Is Just Alright’ — May 12, 2016

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The bands are scheduled to remain on the road together until Aug. 30, traveling from coast to coast along the way. Take a look at the complete list of dates here and check out Journey and the Doobie Brothers’ May 12 set lists below.

Journey Set List, May 12, 2016
“Wildest Dream”
“Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”
“Be Good to Yourself”
“Only the Young”
“Stone in Love”
“Any Way You Want It”
“Lights”
“Open Arms”
“Line of Fire”
“Dead or Alive”
“Rock and Roll”
“Who’s Crying Now”
“Escape”
“La Do Da”
“Wheel in the Sky”
“Faithfully”
“Don’t Stop Believin'”
“Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'”

The Doobie Brothers Set List, May 12, 2016
“Jesus Is Just Alright”
“Rockin’ Down the Highway”
“Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)”
“Another Park, Another Sunday”
“Eyes of Silver”
“Spirit”
“Sweet Maxine”
“Takin’ It to the Streets”
“The Doctor”
“Black Water”
“Long Train Runnin'”
“China Grove”
“Listen to the Music”

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