Donovan, ‘60s legend, icon, poet and one of our most enduring singer-songwriters – is proud to announce his first UK tour in 10 years: ‘The 50th Anniversary Tour’ calling at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 10 October.
You will be treated to Donovan’s history of all his hits: Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Jennifer Juniper to name a few, plus also his legendary storytelling and cult songs.
This show will celebrate Donovan’s 50th year in the music business, which also includes his recent album release ‘Donovan Retrospective’ and brand new single One English Summer. This most auspicious anniversary will prompt a major renaissance for the man whose fingerprints can be seen throughout the last half century of popular music.
Donovan says “I am delighted to be going on tour in October, to thank all who have followed my work from the beginning and to all who have just discovered me”
Donovan was 18 years old when he had his first hit, Catch The Wind, for which he received the prestigious Ivor Novello Award, and since then the man born Donovan Leitch in Scotland in 1946 has been pop star and folk troubadour, a flag bearer for all things psychedelic, and one of the early adopters (and subsequent promoters) of Transcendental Meditation, now one of the most recognised, and practiced, meditation techniques in the world.
It’s all a long way from that heady decade that birthed him, but 2015 will confirm Donovan as so much more than a mere heritage act. He is the history of British rock and pop distilled into one man. He is an institution, and his legacy and influence will ensure that he is part of its future, too.
Tickets for this concert are priced at £27.50 and £25 are available from the Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or book online at www.leedstownhall.co.uk