Those looking to relive the fun of the ’60s are in for a treat this August, as Donovan, the iconic singer/songwriter, launches his 50th Anniversary North American Tour with a benefit concert at East Hampton’s own Guild Hall. The tour, which will kick-off on Tuesday, August 30th at 7:30 p.m., will start with a charity concert for at-risk children in underserved schools in the New York area, who suffer from “epidemic levels of trauma and toxic stress in their lives.”
Concertgoers will also be in for a special treat, as Donovan celebrates his hit single Sunshine Superman, which was considered a “classic masterpiece” and earned the musician induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. It has been said that “Donovan single-handedly initiated the Psychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman.”
Aside from Sunshine Superman, Donovan will be performing classic hits such as Mellow Yellow, The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Jennifer Juniper, and many other cult classic songs.
“I am so happy to be performing for the first time ever in East Hampton,” Donovan expressed. “And I am very happy that the proceeds from my concert will go to help at-risk teens learn to cope with stress and anxiety through meditation.”
The concert will put a spotlight on the David Lynch Foundation, which will support the Donovan Children’s Fund – a division of the foundation that is bringing Transcendental Meditation to tens of thousands of at-risk youth throughout the United States.
Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. For more information, call 631-324-0806 or visit www.guildhall.org.