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Donovan headlines benefit concert on March 19

Proceeds to benefit Transcendal Meditation program

Posted: March 12, 2010 3:38 p.m.
Updated: March 19, 2010 12:35 p.m.
 
Legendary folk-rock-pop troubadour Donovan, known for hits such as "Mellow Yellow," "Sunshine Superman," "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and more, will headline a benefit concert for the David Lynch Foundation on Friday, March 19 at the El Rey Theater.

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $110 for VIP seating and a meet and greet with Donovan after the show, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

"The Beatles and I brought back from India the lost art of meditation," Donovan said. "Now, with David Lynch, we pass it on to thousands of students worldwide. Join us to help save the world."

He will be joined by his daughter Astrella Celeste and backing band Jerry Vivino, Scott Healy and Mike Merritt from the Conan O'Brien late night band, Danny Saber on guitar with special guests Jack Maness from Sublime, The Global Sound Lodge featuring Lanny Cordola and Matt Sorum of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and The Cult, Amrita Sen and more.

Matthew St. Patrick, from Six Feet Under, will host the evening performances.

The El Rey Theater is located at 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036.

About Donovan
Donovan was one of the few artists to collaborate on songs with Beatles Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison. Donovan has played with folk greats Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, as well as rock musicians Jimmy Page, Jon Bonham and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones.

Recently Donovan completed the successful album "Beat Cafe" as well as a new box set, "Try For The Sun: The Journey of Donovan," and a book, "The Autobiography of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man" (Arrow Books).

Donovan is now heading up the musical wing of the David Lynch Foundation, fulfilling his 40-year interest in Transcendental Meditation. Donovan, his wife Linda, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are currently promoting Transcendental Meditation in schools.

About The David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace was founded in July 2005 by award-winning filmmaker David Lynch with the immediate goal of teaching one million at-risk youth to meditate. The foundation has already provided more than 100,000 scholarships for students to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, as well as inmates and guards in prisons, formerly homeless men in re-entry programs, soldiers with PTSD returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and American Indians suffering from diabetes.

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