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Doobie Brothers cancel 3 Las Vegas Strip shows

Updated February 14, 2020 - 2:41 pm

The Doobie Brothers are the latest Strip headlining show to call out because of illness.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have canceled shows scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Tuesday night at The Venetian Theatre. The Tuesday show was actually rescheduled from last Wednesday’s performance, which was also canceled.

The Doobies are still scheduled to play Feb. 19, 21 and 22. Refunds will be available at their original point of purchase. Ticket holders can purchase new tickets for any future date

If you are sensing a trend among Strip residency shows undercut by illness, you are right. Gwen Stefani announced Thursday she will not performer her Valentine’s Day show at Zappos Theater, her fourth consecutive show to be canceled.

A representative for Live Nation, which promotes the Doobie Brothers and Stefani shows, said in a statement: “Live Nation cares about our artists being healthy and happy. We will have over 500 shows in Las Vegas in 2020, including 11 this weekend between Mariah Carey, Aerosmith, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live, Jeff Dunham, Gwen Stefani’s show on Saturday and Los Temerarios.”

UPDATE: The Doobie Brothers’ rescheduled dates at The Venetian have been announced as Nov. 12, 13 and 14. The three dates remaining this months are unchanged.

The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson. Las Vegas Sands operates The Venetian.

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