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Lutcher Theater
News Release
Friday, December 07, 2018

ORANGE, Texas - Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner, Michael McDonald performs Season of Peace: Holiday and Hits Tour at the Lutcher Theater Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. Experience an evening filled with holiday music, your favorite Doobie Brother hits and 17 years of original material from McDonald’s recently released album, Wide Open. Tickets range from $55-$90. All tickets are on sale online at lutcher.og or call the box office at 409.886.5535.

Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. "Within seconds of McDonald’s new song, "Find It In Your Heart," your heart will be overjoyed. The opening notes call up immediate memories of some of his much-beloved Doobie Brothers classics." - NPR

In the early 1970s, McDonald traveled from St. Louis to Los Angeles to focus his talents on being a studio musician before becoming an integral part of Steely Dan. He was invited to join the Doobie Brothers in the mid-'70s as the band redefined their sound with McDonald serving as a singer, keyboardist and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “Minute By Minute” and "What A Fool Believes."

Throughout the '80s and '90s McDonald's solo career took off with a string of hits including

"I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)," "Sweet Freedom," "On My Own" (with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning James Ingram duet "Yah Mo B There," plus he co-wrote the Van Halen hit "I'll Wait."

McDonald has performed with a who’s-who of critically acclaimed artists across a number of genres, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Vince Gill and Grizzly Bear.

McDonald's deep, soulful voice is recognizable with so much depth. Fans have waited 9 years for the release of a new album, Wide Open with a return to that classic emotional urgency alongside a fiercer and fresher band than he’s ever created before. “He is such a stark example of staying honest and open in your music.” - Thundercat

A preshow meet and greet package is on sale to patrons attending the show including a personal photograph with Michael McDonald, autographed 8x10 photo, offical meet & greet laminate, specially designed Season of Peace holiday ornament and more. Limited availability! Call the box office to purchase this exclusive package for $125 each. The meet and greet package does not include a ticket to the concert.

Season of Peace: The Christmas Collection album art is from an original painting by

Michael McDonald himself.

Michael McDonald's show is sponsored locally by MCT Credit Union.

´╗┐Visit lutcher.org or call 409.886.5535 to find out more information about upcoming shows in 2019.





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