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Boston and the Doobie Brothers will play Pinewood Bowl on Aug. 8.

Boston’s “Heaven on Earth” tour will open June 5 and run through the end of August. The Doobie Brothers are joining Boston for a few of the June dates and will return to the tour for a run of shows in early August.

Led by Tom Scholz, Boston will feature the same lineup and music from the group's 2012 tour. Boston broke onto the music scene in 1976 with its self-titled album that has sold more than 17 million copies to date. The band released its sixth album, “Life, Love and Hope,” in December.

Boston’s rock radio hits include "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind" and "Smokin'."

The Doobie Brothers also broke through in the 1970s. Beginning with the multiplatinum “Toulouse Street” in 1972, the Doobies have three multiplatinum, seven platinum and 14 gold albums, including the 11-million selling “The Best of the Doobies.” The band has sold more than 30 million albums.

With No. 1 hits “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes” leading the way, the Doobies have had 16 Top 40 hits, including “Rockin’ Down the Highway," "Long Train Runnin'," “China Grove,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” "Takin’ it to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute," “You Belong to Me” and "The Doctor.”

Two of the band’s four original members, guitarists Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, remain with the group along with longtime member John McFee, a guitarist who joined the band in the 1990s.

Tickets for the show will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 19 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena ticket office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are $45, $65, $95, $138 and $228 for the front row. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will be assessed additional fees.

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Entertainment reporter/columnist

L. Kent Wolgamott is an entertainment reporter and columnist.

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