The Doobie Brothers, O.A.R., Slightly Stoopid and MetalHead headline another lineup of national and regional bands at the 2011 Coors Light Birds Nest Feb. 2-5 during the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Appealing to both young and old, the Doobie Brothers have sold more than 30 million albums in the United States since the 1970s. They take the stage at 8 p.m. on opening night (Feb. 2). The band has released 13 albums with the most recent, “World Gone Crazy,” in 2010. The Doobie Brothers were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.
Hailed as one of the best live bands, O.A.R. returns to the Birds Nest for the third consecutive year. The group has built a rabid following and reputation as a must-see band when they come to town. Birds Nest patrons can witness the group’s high-energy show at 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Eleven years after the group’s first release, the band has come to stand for authentic rock music that reflects the collective triumphs and tragedies we all experience in this world.
With more than a decade of making music together, the members of Slightly Stoopid will perform Feb. 4. The group has perfected the art of the stealth groove: that knack for quietly, almost innocently, sliding into a composition. Slightly Stoopid has sold more than 700,000 albums and they continue to fill prestigious concert venues around the world, creating a legion of “stoopidheads” in the process.
MetalHead, an Arizona-based ’80s glam rock cover band, will entertain at the Birds Nest Feb. 5, the final night to experience the Birds Nest first-hand. Dressed in traditional ’80s hair-band ensemble, band members are Lucky, Steele Wulff, G-String and Tommi Legg.
Gates open each day at 3:30 p.m. with Duck Soup, a Birds Nest fan-favorite, getting the party started Wednesday evening beginning at 6. The Chadwicks will open Thursday evening at 6, while Kelley James and Champagne Tap will open Friday and Saturday evening’s shows at 6, respectively. Also, back again this year and performing nightly is video DJ Roonie G.
Birds Nest tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlet locations) and are $25 for general admission. VIP tickets are also available for $175, which provides exclusive access to the Absolut Vodka VIP area. VIP guests are treated to a complimentary catered dinner provided by Sushi Roku, complimentary drinks and access to a premium viewing area for the show.
The Coors Light Birds Nest is directly across from the main Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament entrance at 82nd Street and Bell Road. The entertainment venue opens at 3:30 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Feb. 2-5. Headline acts will take the main stage each evening at approximately 8. The Coors Light Birds Nest is a 21-and-over venue.
The 2011 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be played Jan. 31-Feb. 6 at the TPC Scottsdale. The tournament host Thunderbirds have raised more than $70 million for charities, with more than $41 million generated since 2004. For information about the 2011 Coors Light Birds Nest, visit www.coorslightbirdsnest.com or www.wmphoenixopen.com.