Donovan announces the 50th Aniversary “Sunshine Superman” North American Tour September / October 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.

Photo credit: Michael Collopy: Donovan Discs 2016
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’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 theatre).

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.

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Photo credit: Donald Leitch (Donovan Discs 2016)

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.
SONY/LEGACY RECORDINGS will present “The Essential Donovan”–a collection of DONOVAN’s hits and other innovative album selections.
Gibson Guitars has created a special “Donovan Model J45 Guitar,” the guitar on which DONOVAN composed, recorded, and performed all his 60s works.
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.


August 30: The Guild Hall (East Hampton, NY)
September 4: Sondheim Center (Fairfield, IA)
September 7: Capitol Theatre (Clearwater, FL)
September 8: Parker Playhouse (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
September 10: Landmark (Port Washington, NY)
September 11: SOPAC (South Orange, NJ)
September 14: Troy Music Hall (Troy, NY)
September 15: Carnegie Hall (NYC, NY)

September 17: New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall (Boston, MA)

September 20:
 The Majestic (Dallas, TX)

September 21: Wortham Center’s Cullen Theather (Houston, TX)

September 22: The Tobin Theatre (San Antonio, TX)
September 24: The Paramount (Austin, TX)
September 25:  Boulder Theatre (Boulder, CO)
September 27: The Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix, AZ)
October 7: The Rose (Pasadena, CA)
October 8: The Saban Theatre (Beverly Hills, CA)
October 12: The Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, CA)
October 13: The Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, CA)
October 15: Neptune (Seattle, WA)
October 16: Neptune (Seattle, WA)
October 21: The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto)

More dates to be announced.

For DONOVAN media inquiries, contact:

Libby Coffey MSO PR │
818-380-0400 x224
Bari Lieberman │ (regional press)
818-380-0400 x222