Drummer and Mapex artist Tony Pia is now touring with classic rockers The Doobie Brothers for their current U.S. tour running through November. Tony will also be appearing on the band’s upcoming European Tour alongside ZZ Top.

Tony was originally introduced to Mapex drums by friend and fellow Mapex artist Gregg Bissonette, who is currently on the road with Ringo Starr and his All-Star band. Pia uses a Mapex Saturn Series kit along with the Falcon Double Pedal.

While Tony has been playing Mapex for over three years, this is his first tour with the Falcon Double Pedal, which he says is great. “After playing DW pedals for over 25 years, I was surprised that I liked the Mapex (Falcon) pedal immediately,” commented Tony.

Pictures of Pia with his Saturn kit and Falcon Pedal can be seen over at the Mapex USA Facebook page.

Most famously known for playing with the Brian Setzer Orchestra for the last three years, Tony has also performed with artists such as Keith Emerson (of Emerson, Lake and Palmer), Maynard Ferguson, Edgar Winter, Spinal Tap, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Van Morrison, and Bobby Caldwell.

Tony attended North Texas State University, home of the “One O’clock Lab Band.” He recorded with the band, and was asked to play with some of the various guest artists invited to the school like Randy Brecker and Joe Henderson.

Be sure to check out the Doobie Brothers and Mapex Drums on tour! Tour schedule is provided below.

Doobie Brothers 2010 Tour
8/10 Lewistown, NY Artpark
8/11 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest’s Riverplace
8/14 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campgrounds
8/15 Three Forks, MT Rockin’ The Rivers
8/18 Spokane, WA Riverfront Park Pavilion
8/19 Chehalis, WA Southwest Washington County Fairgrounds
8/20 Richmond, BC River Rock Show Theater
8/21 Coquitlam, BC Red Robinson Theatre
8/24 Boise, ID Western Idaho Fair
8/26 Redmond, WA US Bank Concerts at Marymoor
8/27 Troutdale, OR McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
8/29 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden
9/1 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
9/2 Visalia, CA The Fox Theater
9/4 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Hilton Theatre
9/5 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Hilton Theatre
9/6 Ivins, UT Tuacahn Amphitheatre
9/8 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
9/10 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort and Casino
9/11 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
9/12 Guerneville, CA Russian River Jazz/Blues Fest
9/30 Catoosa, OK Hard Rock Casino – The Joint
10/1 Robinsonville, MS Horseshoe Tunica Casino Hotel – “Bluesville”
10/2 Gretna, LA Gretna Heritage Festival
10/16 Paris, France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy (with ZZ Top)
11/11 Naples, FL Philharmonic Center for the Arts
11/13 West Palm, FL Kravis Center – Dreyfoos Hall
11/19 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury