To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his #1 hit “Sunshine Superman,” Donovan has announced additional dates to his U.S. tour that will include a performance at the Adler Theatre on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The single “Sunshine Superman” rose to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 3, 1966.
Tickets ($55.75, $77, $87.75) for “Donovan: The Retrospective/Sunshine Superman Fiftieth Anniversary Tour 2017” at the Adler Theatre will go on sale Friday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m.at Ticketmaster.com, the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. A small number of VIP “meet and greet” tickets are being sold on www.donovan.ie to benefit the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.
After a breakthrough and historic period of hit recordings, Donovan actively and consistently performed live, and today remains a towering icon of rock’s golden age. He played with and influenced generations of music’s greats while releasing a canon of music that changed the world.
Donovan met and traded songs with Bob Dylan during Dylan’s 1965 U.K. tour and was a friend of, and an influence on the Beatles. For a time, his sidemen were John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page (with John Bonham occasionally coming by), a pairing that would lead to great things, to say the least.
It was said at his 2012 Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame induction that, at age 16, “Donovan singlehandedly initiated the psychedelic revolution with (the album) Sunshine Superman.” The recording announced “flower power” for the first time. It has also been said that Donovan is “chiefly responsible for introducing meditation and Eastern philosophy into modern lifestyle and songwriting.” Now, 50 years after his historic debut U.S. appearance, he returns for an anniversary tour, putting our musical history and the genesis of a vast music culture once again before our eyes.
There are dozens more, but his best loved songs include “Catch The Wind,” “Sunshine Superman,” “Season of the Witch,” “Lalena,” “Hurdy Gurdy Man,” “Atlantis,” “Wear Your Love Like Heaven,” “Epistle to Dippy,” “There Is A Mountain,” “Jennifer Juniper,” “Barabajagal,” “To Susan on the West Coast Waiting,” and “Happiness Runs.”