Photo by Philip Cosores and Chaka Khan

Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan to Co-Headline 2019 Tour

Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan are taking their legendary tunes on the road together. 

The soft rock and funk icons are co-headlining an American tour that kicks off in Huber Heights, Ohio at the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Feb. 16. The two will play 18 shows together, while Khan will also make a stop at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. McDonald, who is also a member of The Doobie Brothers will be touring solo prior to his trek with Khan. McDonald's solo tour kicks off in Miami at the Fountainebleau Hotel.


Michael McDonald's solo tour dates are below. 

02/16 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fountainebleau Hotel
02/20 – Tyler, TX @ Cowan Center at UT Tyler
02/22 – Lake Charles, LA @ Golden Nugget
02/23 – Metairie, LA @ Family Gras
03/01 – Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
04/05 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Resort & Casino
04/06 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor
04/11 – Greeley, CO @ Monfort Concert Hall
04/12 – Kamas, UT @ DeJoria Center
04/13 – Ivins, UT @ Tuacahn Amphitheatre
04/15 – Folsom, CA @ Harris Center for the Arts
04/16 – Folsom, CA @ Harris Center for the Arts
04/18 – Napa, CA @ Uptown Theatre
04/19 – Monterey, CA @ Golden State Theatre
04/20 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
06/19 – Detroit, MI @ Motor City Casino

Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan's tour dates are below.

06/20 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
06/22 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PAC
06/23 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
06/25 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
06/28 – Westbury, NY @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
06/29 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Tropicana Atlantic City
07/04 – Columbus, OH @ City of Dublin Independence Day Celebration
07/06 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festiva
07/07 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
07/12 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/13 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
07/23 – Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Resort & Casino
07/27 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
07/28 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
07/30 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
07/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
08/02 – Costa Mesa, CA @ OC Fair—Pacific Amphitheatre
08/04 – Rohnert Park, CA @ Green Music Center

Khan recently performed her single, "Like Sugar" from her latest album, Hello Happiness on the Graham Norton show in the UK on Feb. 1. The "Sweet Thing" singer tweeted that she had a "marvelous" time during the performance.

Chaka Khan on Twitter

I had a marvelous time performing #LikeSugar from my new album #HelloHappiness live on the @TheGNShow @BBCOne TV in the UK yesterday Cheers to all the lovely UK fans ???? #HHAlbum to be released 15-Feb ????

Hello Happiness is Khan's 12th studio album. McDonald's most recent full-length album was 2017's Wide Open. Khan covered The Doobie Brothers' "You Belong to Me" with McDonald on her 2007 album Funk This. Perhaps the pair will perform it live together while on tour.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth.