Donovan, ’60s legend, icon, poet and one of the world’s most enduring singer songwriters, has announced his 50th Anniversary North American tour, with dates in September and October 2016. Tickets for the tour will go on sale starting Monday, April 11 at www.donovan.ie.
A percentage of the proceeds from the tour will support the “Donovan Children’s Fund” – a division of the David Lynch Foundation-which will help bring Transcendental Meditation to tens of thousands of at-risk students in under-served schools throughout the United States.
Donovan’s 21-city tour will launch with a benefit concert on Tuesday, August 30, in the East Hamptons, at Guild Hall. He will return to New York City on September 15 for a concert at Carnegie Hall (also a 50-year anniversary since his first performance at this iconic theater).
“I am delighted to be going on tour throughout North America, to thank all who have followed my work from the beginning–and all who have just discovered me now,” Donovan says.
This year, 2016, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Donovan’s hit single “SUNSHINE SUPERMAN” when it reached #1 on the Billboard Charts. The album of the same name is considered a classic masterpiece, described during Donovan’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012: “Donovan single-handedly initiated the Psychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman.”
Audiences during the tour will be treated to Donovan’s history of hits, including “Sunshine Superman,” “Mellow Yellow,” “The Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Jenifer Juniper” as well as his legendary storytelling and other cult classic songs.
Photo credit: Donald Leitch (Donovan Discs 2016)
Initial SUNSHINE SUPERMAN tour dates are as follows , with more U.S. dates to be added.
Aug 30 – E. Hamptons, NY – Guild Hall
Sept 2 – Los Angeles, CA – City Hall
Sept 5 – Fairfield, IA – Sondheim Centre
Sept 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Parker Playhouse
Sept 14 – Troy, NY – Troy Music Hall
Sept 15 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall / Zankel Hall
Sept 20 – Dallas, TX – The Majestic Theatre
Sept 22 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Theatre
Sept 24 – Austin, TX – The Paramount Theatre
Sept 25 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre
Sept 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum
Oct 8 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
Oct 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct 15 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theatre
Oct 19 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue
Oct 20 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall