Richie Havens to Open The Cannes International Film Festival

photos courtesy of Madison House- for the Grateful Web

On Wednesday, May 14th, Richie Havens will perform his song "Freedom" at the opening ceremonies of the prestigious 61st annual Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France.   This performance takes place on the heels of Richie's successful February 2008 European release of his latest album Nobody Left to Crown.   

Nobody Left to Crown is Richie's 27th album.   Recorded in 2007 at Sear Sound Recording in NYC, Nobody Left to Crown was released in Europe in February 2008 on Polydor Records.   The U.S. release date and label imprint will be announced soon.   Special guests on Nobody Left to Crown include Derek Trucks and Harry Manx.

Richie Havens first emerged from New York City's Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 60's, and in 1969, inspired and electrified an audience of over half a million with his legendary three hour opening performance at Woodstock.

Four decades later, Richie Havens remains one of the most recognizable voices and universal lyricists in popular music. A truly timeless performer, and a man before his time, Richie Havens is on tour this summer.

The current list of confirmed tour dates is as follows:

May 17 Jacoby Auditorium Roseburg OR
May 18 Tower Theater Bend OR
May 19 92nd Street Y / Kaufman Concert New York NY
May 28 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel NY
May 30 The Turnig Point Piermont NY
May 31 Mauch Chunk Opera House Jim Thorpe PA
June 13 Stone Church Music Club New Market NH
June 20 Chiasso Festate Switzerland
June 25 Veteran's Park Amphitheater Springfield OH
June 27 Riverwalk Center Breckenridge CO
June 28 The Solied Dove Underground Denver CO
June 29 Strings Music Pavillion Steamboat CO
July 05 Guilfest Surrey England
July 06 Solidays Paris France
July 11 Bluesfest Windsor Windsor ON
July 12 Bluesfest London Downtown ON
July 17 Theatre Antique De Vienne Vienne France
July 24 Anderson Park Montclair ON
August 02 Newport Folk Festival New Port RI
August 03 Sleeping Bear Dunegrass and Blues Empire MI
August 07 Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn NY
August 09 L. L. Bean Summer Concert Series Freeport ME
August 10 Nashua River Valley Folk Festival Lancaster MA
August 25-26 Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville CT
August 29-31 Rhythm Festival 2008 Clapham Bedfordshire, UK
September 05 The Ohio Theater Cleveland OH
September 06 Beverly Arts Center of Chicago Chicago IL
September 13 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry NH
September 19 Le Poisson Rouge New York NY
September 26 Infinity Hall Norfolk CT
September 27 Jonathan's Ogunquit ME
September 28 Higher Ground S. Burlington VT
November 21 The Sellersville Theater Sellersville PA
November 22 Patchogue Theater Patchogue NY
November 28-29 Stone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield ME
December 11 Rhythm & Brews Chattanooga TN
December 13 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham AL
January 16 One World Theater Austin TX
January 23 Anthology San Diego CA
January 24 The Palmdale Playhouse Palmdale CA
February 06 The Firehouse Coffeehouse Littleton MA
February 07 Veritas Auditorium Chicopee MA
February 20 Kirkland Performance Center Kirkland WA
February 25 Kayhi Auditorium Ketchikan AK
February 28 Mariner Theatre Homer AK

More dates to be announced soon.

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