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Doobie Brothers at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Thursday night in Alpharetta

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It's finally happening: The Doobie Brothers will be at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre tonight, July 17, in Alpharetta, Ga. and you still have time to get that last minute ticket for the only show the rock band will perform in the state this year. Access Atlanta reported on Wednesday that Peter Frampton is also part of the rock show officially set to being at 7 p.m. at the Encore Parkway location. But the doors will open at 6 p.m.

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So if you need help planning your visit to see these rock music legends, all you have to do is visit the venue map provided by Verizon. Tickets can still be purchased online or by calling 1-800-745-3000. And if you would like to know more about the upcoming album being released by the Doobies this fall by Sony, read on for part of an interview with one of the band's founders, Patrick Simmons, and the Atlanta Pop Culture Examiner Radell Smith.

Patrick, What's the backstory on the new Sony album being released this fall by the Doobies?

It was an idea that was brought to us by our talented producer David Huff. He had an idea to record songs from our catalog, and invite well known Nashville artists to collaborate with us on vocals, guitars, fiddles, etc. We recorded the tracks with a group of stellar studio musicians. We played along on many of the tracks, and they cut some independently, but we participated in one way or another on all the songs.

Then we had people like Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Jarrod Niemann, The Zac Brown Band, Sarah Evans, to name a few come in to sing and play along with the tracks.

For more on the Patrick Simmons interview with the Examiner, click here. Additional Examiner interviews were conducted with Tom Johnston and John McFee in advance of the group's Georgia tour date on Thursday, July 17. And be sure to check back for the review of tonight's concert, which will publish on Friday, replete with at-the-scene photos taken at the concert.

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