Donovan on song in UK
FORMER Neighbours pin- up boy Jason Donovan will re- live his pop star days with a threemonth concert tour of Britain.
Donovan will take to the stage in the UK next February for his Ten Good Reasons & Greatest Hits show.
It will be a nostalgic time for UK Neighbours fans as well as the millions of teens who idolised Donovan, who shot to fame playing Scott Robinson on the Aussie soapie.
In his heyday, Donovan sold more than three million records in the UK, and his debut album Ten Good Reasons was one of the highest- selling albums of 1989.
His UK No. 1 singles included a duet with his on- screen wife and off- screen lover Kylie Minogue in 1988.
“The success of that album was the most amazing 21st birthday gift. I never meant to be a pop star. I was just so lucky, in the right place at the right time, with the best music producers in the world, Scott Aitken Waterman, and we created magic,” he said.
Donovan, now 47, says his exterior may have changed but his vocals have never been better and there will be songs he performs on the tour that he has never sung live.
“I may not look exactly like that 21- year- old, but I don’t think I’m looking too bad!” he says. “Also, I feel I’m at the peak of my professional abilities.”
It’s not as though Donovan fans haven’t had the chance to see him sing in recent years.
He’s been appearing in stage production in the UK for three decades and he won further fame as the lead in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1991.
That role provided him which his third solo UK number one with Any Dream Will Do.
His life and career was derailed in the mid- 90s following a battle with drugs, but salvation came in the form of his wife, Angela, a stage manager he met while performing in The Rocky Horror Show in 1998.
With her support he renounced his wild ways, and the couple now have three children.