Donovan: Announces 50th Anniversary “Sunshine Superman” North American Tour In September And October 2016

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Photo: Donald Leitch (Donovan Discs 2016)

April 5, 2016 – DONOVAN, ’60s legend, icon, poet and one of the world’s most enduring singer songwriters, announced his FIFTIETH 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 underserved schools throughout the United States.

DONOVAN will launch the 21-city tour 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 theatre).

ASTRELLA INC will present THE SUNSHINE SUPERMAN TOUR.

The 50th Anniversary Tour will honour an artist whose fingerprints can be seen throughout the last half-century of popular music.

“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.

Gibson Guitars has created a special “Donovan Model J45 Guitar,” the guitar on which DONOVAN composed, recorded, and performed all his 60s works.

DONOVAN’s daughter, Astrella Celeste, will celebrate her father’s achievements with a special release of a SUNSHINE SUPERMAN musical t-shirt from her unique “Astrella Inc” collection.

It’s all a long way from that heady 60s decade that birthed him, but 2016 will confirm DONOVAN as much more than a mere heritage act. He embodies the history of British rock and pop. DONOVAN is an institution, and his legacy and influence will ensure that he is part of its future, too.

DONOVAN initial SUNSHINE SUPERMAN TOUR dates are as follows below, with more U.S. dates to be added. 
DATE
LOCATION
VENUE
TUE
8/30
E. Hamptons, NY
 Guild Hall
FRI
9/2
Los Angeles, CA
 City Hall
MON
9/5
Fairfield, IA
 Sondheim Center
THU
9/8
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 The Parker Playhouse
WED
9/14
Troy, NY
 Troy Music Hall
THU
9/15
NYC, NY
 Carnegie Hall / Zankel Hall
TUE
9/20
Dallas, TX
 The Majestic Theatre
THU
9/22
San Antonio, TX
 Tobin Theatre
SAT
9/24
Austin, TX
 The Paramount Theatre
SUN
9/25
Boulder, CO
 Boulder Theatre
TUE
9/27
Phoenix, AZ
 Musical Instrument Museum
SAT
10/8
Beverly Hills, CA
 Saban Theatre
WED
10/12
San Francisco, CA
 The Regency Ballroom
SAT
10/15
Seattle, WA
 The Neptune Theatre
WED
10/19
Vancouver, Canada
 The Vouge
THU
10/20
Toronto, Canada
 Danforth Music Hall