Donovan Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Tour, CD/DVD, Autobiography

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Legendary folk-rock-pop troubadour Donovan is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his career with a full band tour of select American venues beginning November 19 at the Kent State Folk Festival (the only date performed as an acoustic duo) and making stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Detroit and Chicago before winding up in St. Paul on December 14.

Donovan's upcoming concert tour coincides with the already released career-spanning (1964-2004) deluxe boxed retrospective, "Try for the Sun: The Journey of Donovan" (in stores now on Epic/Legacy). The three-CD/one-DVD collection highlights every one of Donovan's 17 US chart singles, rare B sides, previously unreleased studio and live recordings. The bonus DVD "There Is An Ocean," features never-before-seen live performance footage, in the company of friends and family on a voyage to Greece in 1970.

Also coinciding with the tour is the December 1 publication of Donvan's "The Autobiography of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man" (St. Martin's Press). The book is interspersed with lyrics, poetry and personal photographs, along with recollections, reminiscences, and a cast of characters including the young Jimi Hendrix, Andy Warhol, Joan Baez, Jimmy Page, The Beatles and Bob Dylan among others.

Donovan recently signed with New York City based Metropolitan Talent and John Scher for management representation in conjunction with Clive Black of Blacklist Entertainment in the U.K. Concert booking is handled by Little Big Man Booking.

Donvan tour dates:

November 19 Kent, OH Kent State Folk Festival
November 23 San Francisco, CA Palace of Fine Arts
November 25 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
November 26 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
November 29 Los Angeles, CA Wilshire Ebell
November 30 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
December 2 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
December 3 Annapolis, MD Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
December 4 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
December 5 Albany, NY Hart Theatre @ The Egg
December 7 New York, NY Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical
December 10 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Music Box
December 11 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
December 13 Chicago, IL Park West
December 14 St. Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theatre

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