Tickets go on sale this Friday 7th June at 9.00am via Ticketmaster.
Donovan, the new member of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has confirmed an Olympia Theatre date on Saturday 26th October.
His new album “Shadows of Blue” with a particular Irish theme is out now.
Donovan made the “Shadows Of Blue” album in Nashville and says, “It is an historic return to Nashville as my North American recording career began there in 1965 when my first single ‘Catch The Wind’ was released on Hickory Records and reached Number 3 in the pop charts. The song was instantly covered by Country Music Stars Dottie West, Buck Owens, Flatt & Scruggs, Chet Atkins and Glen Campbell.
“I was accepted by the country music world and was 18 years old. I never forgot Nashville and knew I would go back there one day with a set of songs I have kept in my back jeans pocket". The particular theme of his new album invokes the Irish-Scots music that travelled with the emigrations to America in the 1800’s and 1900’s and helped create Country and Rock Music as we know it.
Donovan is a legendary folk-rock-pop troubadour that remains an important part of popular culture since his career began in 1965. He truly is one of the preeminent members of British Rock Royalty.
Donovan helped transform the 1960s musical landscape from folk to psychedelic to pop and back again with a repertoire of remarkable and extraordinary masterpieces that remain as vibrant a collection of material today that continues to serve as a soundtrack to our lives. Through his knowledge of the divine art of meditation, he has been able to take his music to a level that easily unites the inner world and the outer world leaving a musical imprint on our DNA.
Early songs like Catch The Wind, Colours and his version of Buffy Sainte Marie’s protest anthem Universal Soldier, helped launch his career. But, from 1966 through 1969, Donovan scored a string of eleven Top 40 hits in a row, including Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman, Epistle To Dippy, There Is A Mountain, Wear Your Love Like Heaven, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Jennifer Juniper, Lalena, Atlantis, and Riki Tiki Tavi.
He was one of the few artists to collaborate on songs with the Beatles, contributing lyrics to the song Yellow Submarine. Donovan was also invited by The Beatles to join them at Abbey Road Studios for the final orchestral overdub session for the Lennon-McCartney collaboration A Day in the Life, the grand finale of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Tickets priced from €23.00 including booking fee go on sale Friday 7th June at 9.00am from online at www.ticketmaster.ie and from all usual ticmetaster outlets nationwide