Donovan is to celebrate his 70th Birthday in bohemian style with a special concert at The London Palladium on 6th May 2016. Guests are encouraged to be cool and hip, “Come in shades and berets. Be cool, be there!” encouraged Donovan as he announced that he will perform on stage in a theatrical ‘Beat Café’ with his band, Danny Thompson (bass), John Cameron (Piano) and Gavin Harrison (drums) and a soon-to-be-announced special guest.
The Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist, born Donovan Philips Leitch on 10 May 1946, was just 18 years later he he had his first hit, ‘Catch The Wind’, for which he received the prestigious Ivor Novello Award. Pop star and folk troubadour he’s also been a flag bearer for all things psychedelic as well as one of the early adopters (and subsequent promoters) of transcendental meditation.
Talking about the event he said “I am delighted to be having my party at The London Palladium to thank all who have followed my work from the beginning, and to all who have just discovered me.” It seems strange to think of a new generation discovering his music but plenty did just that last year when he headlined the acoustic stage at Glastonbury before completing an extensive thirty-two date city tour of the UK.
It’s bound to be a cosmic evening!
Tickets available from www.rutlive.co.uk/event/donovan. For VIP package info please e-mail email@example.com