Jason Donovan to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Eighties icon Jason Donovan will visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall next year as part of a 52-date UK and Ireland tour.

To mark the 30th anniversary of his hugely successful debut album, Ten Good Reasons, the Australian singer is returning with the Even More Good Reasons Tour, which comes to the Capital next September.

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Monday 30, September at 9am via www.jasondonovan.com.

Speaking about the tour, Donovan said: “The EMGR tour is a real opportunity to make people feel good. You can’t beat a live band, and the interaction with an audience.

“I like to create a show which is not just about singing songs, I like people to come into my world through the music, the stories the visuals and feel they’ve got to know me a little more personally.

“The music becomes a sentence in which my life is the complete story. My shows are almost autobiographical in a way.”

After years of successful touring the country in huge productions like Priscilla, Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds, and with a triumphant return to Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in London’s West End this summer under his belt, the Aussie singer feels the time is right to get back to basics and return to straight-up performing, with the spotlight on his back catalogue – just him and the audience.

Even More Good Reasons will be the first time in four years he’s performed his own material to a live audience.

“From my Doin Fine tour in 1990 to Ten Good Reasons in 2016 and throughout my musical stage career, performing live has been a pivotal part of my professional growth,” says Donovan.

“I get such a rush, and energy from a live audience – it’s like a drug – it’s something that inspires me and even today, sometimes scares me.

“The anxiety before going onstage is palpable and it’s this energy alone that is almost addictive in a way and keeps me coming back for more.”

Full tour dates

Fri 18 SepThe Centaur, Cheltenham
Sat 19 SepCliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea
Sun 20 SepTheatre Royal, Norwich
Tue 22 SepDe Montfort Hall, Leicester
Wed 23 SepSheffield City Hall
Wed 25 SepYork Barbican
Sat 26 SepCarlisle Sands Centre
Sun 27 SepRoyal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Wed 30 SepUsher Hall, Edinburgh
Thu 1 OctSage Gateshead
Sat 3 OctGrand Hall, Scarborough
Sun 4 OctDarlington Hippodrome
Tue 6 OctBonus Arena, Hull
Wed 7 OctFirst Direct Arena, Leeds
Fri 9 OctRoyal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Sat 10 OctRoyal and Derngate, Northampton
Sun 11 OctOasis, Swindow
Wed 14 OctEventim Apollo, London
Fri 16 OctWinter Gardens, Margate
Sat 17 OctNew Theatre, Oxford
Sun 18 OctBristol Hippodrome
Tue 20 OctSt David’s Hall, Cardiff
Wed 21 OctPlymouth Pavilions
Thu 22 OctBournemouth Pavilion
Sat 24 OctPortsmouth Guildhall
Sun 25 OctReading Hexagon
Tue 10 NovOrchard Theatre, Dartford
Wed 11 NovRegents Theatre, Ipswich
Fri 13 NovKing’s Lynn Corn Exchange
Sat 14 NovThe Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
Sun 15 NovO2 Apollo, Manchester
Tue 17 NovVilla Marina, Douglas
Fri 20 NovLiverpool Philharmonic Hall
Sat 21 NovBlackpool Opera House
Sun 22 NovVenue Cymru, Llandudno
Tue 24 NovBirmingham Symphony Hall
Wed 25 NovBath Forum
Thu 26 NovWestlands Ent Venue, Yeovil
Sat 28 NovPrincess Theatre, Torquay
Sun 29 NovTheatre Royal, Brighton
Tue 1 DecThe White Rock Theatre, Hastings
Wed 2 DecLeas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
Fri 4 DecG Live, Guildford
Sat 5 DecBrangwyn Hall, Swansea
Sun 6 DecWatford Colosseum
Tue 8 DecCambridge Corn Exchange

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