Donna Summer Album/Tour


Singer/songwriter/pop culture icon Donna Summer has been working hard on Crayons, her bold and long-awaited new collection of songs, the artist's first full-length studio album of newly-penned material since 1991's Mistaken Identity and her first new release since VH1 Presents: Live & More Encore! the companion to her top-rated VH1 television special which returned her to the Billboard Top 200 in 1999.

"I wanted this album to have a lot of different directions on it, I did not want it to be any one baby," says Summer. "I just wanted it to be a sampler of flavors and influences from all over the world. There's a touch of this, a little smidgeon of that, a dash of something else like when you're cooking."

Five-time Grammy winner, Donna Summer maintains an unbroken string of hits throughout the '70s and '80s, most of which she wrote. Summer holds the record for most consecutive double albums to hit #1 on the Billboard charts (3) and first female to have four #1 singles in a 12 month period; 3 as a solo artist and one as a duo with Barbara Streisand.

Songs on Crayons run the musical gamut from "a really real pop pop song" like "The Science of Love," to retro-modern dance tracks like "I'm A Fire" to the socially conscious "Bring Down The Reign," the world-music-flavored "Driving Down Brazil" and the title track which features Ziggy Marley. With the album's centerpiece ballad, "Be Myself Again," Summer creates an intimate, revelatory musical meditation. "What I wanted to do," she says, "is strip down a song. I wanted it to be a cappella. There's always so much hoopla around the voice, I wanted to do a song where there's no hoopla. There's just you and the audience listening to somebody who's just singing to themselves, singing about the intimate parts of what it has taken to do what they do. The thing to do is stay connected to the true self and that's really difficult in show business. That's what the song is about."

Donna Summer Tour Dates
6/24 Nashville, TN @ T-PAC
6/26 Marksville, LA @ Paragon Casino & Resort-Mari
Center 6/27 Lake Charles, LA @ L Auberge du Lac Casino - Event Center
6/28 Lake Charles, LA @ L Auberge du Lac Casino - Event Center
7/1 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater
7/3 Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Center for the Arts
7/5 Vienna ,VA @ The Filene Center
7/8 Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center
7/9 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
7/11 Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/12 Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
7/13 Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Systems Bluesfest
7/16 Baltimore, MD @ Pier 6 Pavilion
7/18 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/19 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Music Theater
7/20 Salamanca, NY @ Seneca Allegany Casino
7/22 RAMA, ON @ Casino Rama -- Entertainment Centre
7/23 RAMA, ON @ Casino Rama -- Entertainment Centre
7/25 Atlantic City, NJ @ Caesars Atlantic City
7/26 Atlantic City, NJ @ Caesars Atlantic City
7/27 Westhampton Beach, NY @ Westhampton Beach Perf. Arts Ctr
8/6 Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall
8/8 Richmond, BC @ River Rock Casino Resort
8/9 Richmond, BC @ River Rock Casino Resort
8/10 Spokane, WA @ Northern Quest Casino
8/13 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
8/15 Reno, NV @ Peppermill Reno Hotel Casino
8/16 Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre of the Arts
8/17 Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
8/20 Alpine, CA @ Viejas - Concerts in the Park
8/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
8/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
8/27 Windsor Casino @ Windsor Limited
8/28 Windsor Casino @ Windsor Limited
8/30 Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Pavilion
8/31 Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino

[Published on: 5/18/08]

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jerryskid315 Sun 5/18/2008 05:56AM
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are you fucking kidding me???

Halluxone star Sun 5/18/2008 06:54AM
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Really?!?! You're reporting on Donna Summer? Really?!?

King Rhino star Sun 5/18/2008 07:05AM
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Ya know ....

No one supports covering all genres of music more than myself ....

I subscribe to WORLD RHYTHM, RELIX, NME and the list goes on ....

And even I looked twice when I saw The Beastie Boys on the cover of RELIX last year .....

.... But Donna Summer's new album and tour covered on JAMBASE?

.... You know how I know you are gay?

mikey5199 Sun 5/18/2008 07:27AM
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But no love for the new kids on the block, where is the coverage of all genres, what about Engleburt Humperdink coverage? Jambase, where is the love?

mccordo Sun 5/18/2008 07:48AM
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I clicked the link expecting Donna Jean...not Donna Summer!

ScIFreak star Sun 5/18/2008 08:52AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that's too funny, Jambase you crack me up, what happened to you? Don't turn all Bonaroo on us please.!!

TimCorcoran starstarstarstarstar Sun 5/18/2008 09:11AM
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jamrad Sun 5/18/2008 09:18AM
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biged Sun 5/18/2008 09:28AM
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Have any of you taken the time to think that maybe kaycee man has a since of humor also!!!

Window Sun 5/18/2008 10:01AM
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Perhaps it's here due to the Ziggy Marley mention...

Neil Diamond and Tom Jones are touring.

YEMolly Sun 5/18/2008 10:07AM
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They report on freakin' JayZ. Are y'all really THAT surprised Donna Summers is mentioned? "I Feel Love" is a great song, especially the New Deal cover of it.

gurgi617 starstarstarstar Sun 5/18/2008 11:03AM
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i think that it is cool that jambase is reporting donna summer...i am not a fan of her music, but i think that she has made a name for herself and that her music is important to many people...if jambase can post justin timberlake shows (which it does), then donna summer can be mentioned as well...i believe any music can be mentioned on this site...those of you who find this silly, open your minds to the fact that music is merely aesthetic and that jam bands are not the only musicians with talent or even liked by people who also like jam bands...any type of music can be enjoyed by anyone...good for you donna

mr2bits Sun 5/18/2008 11:09AM
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I was thinking the same thing, albeit I was expecting Donna the Buffalo.

pbandJAM7 Sun 5/18/2008 11:10AM
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i agree with glassworks^^^

we want phish

pbandJAM7 Sun 5/18/2008 11:11AM
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oh and when i clicked on this i thought it was reffering to "Donna and the Buffalo" summer tour, thats why i was half way interested when i clicked on this piece of shit link.

FreeHawk Sun 5/18/2008 11:40AM
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fucken disco?

DelrayChris Sun 5/18/2008 01:13PM
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jambase has officially JUMPED THE SHARK

happydestiny Sun 5/18/2008 01:20PM
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This is too funny. look at the tour, its mostly casinos that she is playing at and that my friends is the definition of a has been. soon it will be a residency at harrahs in reno!

Cola21 starstarstar Sun 5/18/2008 01:50PM
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Here's the deal. 80% of the people who comment on stories are extremely close-minded and negatively involved in the world of music. Not only that, but if you are going to sit there and bash a disco update, you sure as hell better not claim to be a fan of !!!, New Young Pony Club, M83, MGMT, Feist, or a thousand other performers. Rilo Kiley's new cd = disco. Now go call them sellouts, but those are the facts. Grow up and shut up. If you don't like story, keep it to yourself unless it's personally offensive and if you're going to claim this is personally offensive, than you're just immature.

schofizzl Sun 5/18/2008 02:21PM
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yeah the jam genre is supposed to be a culmination of all musics of the world... so if one of the top songwriting pioneers of one genre does something interesting, why not report on it... if willie nelson put out a new album and tour, would you people bitch if jambase covered it? i bet if elvis came back from the dead and jambase had an article you would all bitch about that, too! they're already covering all the important jam stories anyway, so why not throw on some amusing stuff on top... what else are they gonna do, report what kind of sanwich trey anastasio had for lunch? or maybe whether umphrey's mcgee wears boxers or briefs?

get over yurselves.

Cola21 Sun 5/18/2008 02:46PM
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Oh, by the way, manbearpig. Not to further engage in all this crap, but Allman Bros play at some casinos and My Morning Jacket will be at Harrah's in Council Bluffs, IA on the upcoming tour.

FreshFlavor star Sun 5/18/2008 03:24PM
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I was halfway expecting Donna and the Buffalo...but then again she sux as well...but Donna Summers?? What the..

LukeDogg13 starstarstarstarstar Sun 5/18/2008 05:25PM
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Restaurant Manager: [a customer has complained about Nadine] First thing, who is the queen of disco?

Irate customer: Uh, Donna Summer?

Restaurant Manager: Right, and how is Miss Summer listed in the phone book?

Irate customer: Uh, Summer, Donna?

Restaurant Manager: Now, slow that down.

Irate customer: Summer, Donna, Summer Donna, Summer Donna

Restaurant Manager: That's right; now what do you need to do?

Nadine, Restaurant Manager: Simmer down now! Simmer down now!

[Customer runs out of the restaurant]

HoodooVoodoo Sun 5/18/2008 09:02PM
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birdsongjb Mon 5/19/2008 08:04AM
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SHe works Hard for her money!

DaveT Mon 5/19/2008 08:48AM
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Love to love you, Baby! What is it about chicks named "Donna"? Right on.

DaveT Mon 5/19/2008 08:53AM
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Oh yeah, got it! dig it!

breadloaf Mon 5/19/2008 12:27PM
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FreshFlavor, you mention Donna The Buffalo and say, "She sux..." Well, if you do not even know that DTB is a BAND, not a person, and that they do not even have a band member named Donna, I simply cannot imagine that you know their music enough to tell us that "She sux," other than simply exercising your first ammendement right to make an ass out of yourself. For those of you a little more astute listeners, Donna The Buffalo is a tremendously talented group of songwriters and musicians- not exactly jammy, but very high quality. I clicked this link hpoing it was DTB, but actually fearing it might be Donna Summer.

FreeHawk Mon 5/19/2008 04:31PM
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Youwsa, youwsa, youwsa

I got it all together now

With my very own disco clothes, hey!

My shirts half open, tshow you my chains

n the spoon for up my nose

I am really somethin

Thats what youd probly say

So smoke your little smoke

Drink your little drink

While I dance the night away, Im a

Dancin fool, Im a

Dancin fool

cuttyfives Mon 5/19/2008 04:43PM
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ive had many a late night dance party to some Donna Summers. Usually the atmosphere of the party goes from light precipitation to tsunami wetness.

Chris star Mon 5/19/2008 08:03PM
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Fucking DISCO?!?!?! Fucking DONNA SUMMER?!?!