Folk singer/songwriter Richie Havens has an extensive set of dates booked through February 2009 with more to be added. His next official concert is...

Folk singer/songwriter Richie Havens has an extensive set of dates booked through February 2009 with more to be added. His next official concert is May 17 in Roseburg, OR. However, on May 14, he will perform his chestnut “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 the successful February 2008 European release of his latest album, “Nobody Left to Clown,” which is his 27th album. There has been no U.S. release yet; Derek Trucksand Harry Manx guest on the album.

Havens first emerged from New York City‘s Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 60’s. In 1969, he inspired and electrified an audience of over half a million people with his legendary three hour opening performance at Woodstock, which included a spontaneous performance of “Freedom” to kill time for the next performer — thus the repetition of the word “freedom forever.”

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Richie Havens tour itinerary:

May 17Jacoby AuditoriumRoseburg, OR
May 18Tower TheaterBend, OR
May 1992nd Street Y / Kaufman ConcertNew York, NY
May 28Bethel Woods Center for the ArtsBethel, NY
May 30The Turning PointPiermont, NY
May 31Mauch Chunk Opera HouseJim Thorpe, PA
June 13Stone Church Music ClubNew Market, NH
June 20ChiassoFestate, Switzerland
June 25Veteran’s Park AmphitheaterSpringfield, OH
June 27Riverwalk CenterBreckenridge, CO
June 28The Solied Dove UndergroundDenver, CO
June 29Strings Music PavilionSteamboat, CO
July 5GuilfestSurrey, UK
July 6SolidaysParis, France
July 11Bluesfest WindsorWindsor, ON
July 12Bluesfest LondonDowntown, ON
July 17Theatre Antique De VienneVienne, France
July 24Anderson ParkMontclair, ON
August 2Newport Folk FestivalNew Port, RI
August 3Sleeping Bear Dunegrass and BluesEmpire, MI
August 7Brooklyn Academy of MusicBrooklyn, NY
August 9L. L. Bean Summer Concert SeriesFreeport, ME
August 10Nashua River Valley Folk FestivalLancaster, MA
August 25-26Mohegan Sun CasinoUncasville, CT
August 29-31Rhythm Festival 2008 ClaphamBedfordshire, UK
September 5The Ohio TheaterCleveland, OH
September 6Beverly Arts Center of ChicagoChicago, IL
September 13Tupelo Music HallLondonderry, NH
September 19Le Poisson RougeNew York, NY
September 26Infinity HallNorfolk, CT
September 27Jonathan’sOgunquit, ME
September 28Higher GroundS. Burlington, VT
November 21The Sellersville TheaterSellersville, PA
November 22Patchogue TheaterPatchogue, NY
November 28-29Stone Mountain Arts CenterBrownfield, ME
December 11Rhythm & BrewsChattanooga, TN
December 13WorkPlay TheatreBirmingham, AL
January 16One World TheaterAustin, TX
January 23AnthologySan Diego, CA
January 24The Palmdale PlayhousePalmdale, CA
February 6The Firehouse CoffeehouseLittleton, MA
February 7Veritas AuditoriumChicopee, MA
February 20Kirkland Performance CenterKirkland, WA
February 25Kayhi AuditoriumKetchikan, AK
February 28Mariner TheatreHomer, AK

Last Updated on May 13, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner