DON McLEAN Mr ‘American Pie’ announces UK Tour to celebrate 50 years of his huge hit single and remarkable, enduring music career.
2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of Don McLean’s much loved American Pie album and in celebration, today Don announces his European tour which rolls into the UK Sept 22.
Don McLean 50th Anniversary of American Pie Tour Tickets available via https://donmclean.com
Tickets are on public sale from 24th September 2021.
The American Troubadour has had Top 20 singles worldwide with American Pie, Vincent, Cryin, And I Love You So, Wonderful Baby, Since I Don’t Have you, It’s Just The Sun & If We Try . Madonna, Drake and Garth Brooks are amongst many artists who have also recorded Don’s songs. He is an inductee of the Grammy Hall Of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and is a recipient of a BBC Lifetime achievement award. This year he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which can be found in front of The Pie Hole Bakery, between Hollywood and Vine.
ABOUT AMERICAN PIE
In 1971, Don McLean released American Pie as a double-A single and it charted within a month. Interest from the media and public sent the single to #1 in the U.S. and Don to international stardom. Despite decades of attempted interpretations, Don has always remained enigmatic as to the songs meaning & the mystery remains to this day!
Now, 50 years later, American Pie resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including Somewhere Over the Rainbow. American Pie was named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) a top 5 song of the 20th Century. In 2002, the song was inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame. In 2015, McLean’s manuscript of the lyrics to American Pie were auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. McLean has performed the song for numerous dignities including President Clinton at the Lincoln Memorial Gala in Washington D.C.
A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like Vincent (Starry, Starry Night), Castles in the Air, and many more. His song And I Love You So was the theme for Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding. American Pie appears in the Avengers’ Black Widow and the upcoming Tom Hanks movie Finch. Next up for Mclean is a children’s book expected to be released in 2022.
DON McLEAN UK TOUR DATES 2022
Sunday 11/09/2022 Cardiff St Davids
Tuesday 13/09/2022 Ipswich Regent Theatre
Wednesday 14/09/2022 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Friday 16/09/2022 Bath Forum
Saturday 17/09/2022 Torquay Princess Theatre
Sunday 18/09/2022 Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Tuesday 20/09/2022 Brighton Dome
Wednesday 21/09/2022 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Friday 23/09/2022 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Saturday 24/09/2022 Gateshead Sage
Sunday 25/09/2022 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Tuesday 27/09/2022 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Wednesday 28/09/2022 York Barbican
Friday 30/09/2022 Leicester De Montfort Hall
Saturday 01/10/2022 Sheffield City Hall
Sunday 02/10/2022 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Tuesday 04/10/2022 London Palladium