Jason Donovan is set to appear in a one-off performance in
Coventry next month.
former Neighbours star, one of the few to make it in the pop
world, will be performing at SkyDome's 900-capacity Jumpin Jaks
bar on Thursday 3 August.
After several years
playing Scott Robinson in Neighbours, Donovan, who father
Terence was also in the show, and on-screen wife Kylie Minogue
decided to try their hand at singing.
In 1988 they released
duet 'Especially For You' and rocked the industry by stealing
the Christmas number one slot for that year.
Two years ago the track
found itself vying for that position again, this time warbled by
Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen.
Both artists used that
achievement as a launch pad for solo success - just two months
later Donovan's 'Too Many Broken Hearts' put him back on top of
It was boom time for the
household star whose album 'Ten Good Reasons' also topped the
charts and left him receiving constant offers from film and
He continued to churn
out hit singles whilst also starring in a string of screen and
stage productions including ITV's war drama 'Heroes' and West
End hit 'Joseph'.
Donovan's career then
began to rock with health problems causing him to disappear from
the music scene, and only recently has he begun to re-emerge.
Starring in the remake
of the 'Rocky Horror Show' and a re-release of his greatest hits
album have brought the Aussie back into the limelight -
something Coventry revellers will be able to see for themselves.
SkyDome general manager
Ian Knight secured the date for Donovan to come to Jaks and
believes it is a coup for the complex.
"When you look at
the phenomenal amount of records that he has sold, and is
still selling, in his career you realise what a big name he
"At one stage he
was the most written about music artist in the world so it
will be great to see him on stage in Jaks.
would perform in venues with far larger capacities but the
reputation Jaks has gained for atmosphere is a great draw for
"He will be
performing all the hits and we are really looking forward to