Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie“,”Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, “Castles in the Air”, “And I Love You So” and “Crying”. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna’s No. 1 recording of “American Pie” in 2000 and George Michael’s version of “The Grave” in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War.
In 2007, Don McLean shared his life story in Alan Howard’s biography, The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs. In June 2011 Don performed for an audience of 100,000 at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.
Don is touring the UK and Ireland in May/June and his new album “Botanical Gardens” is set to be released, including the Youtube hit “Waving Man“.
This latest release will be available in stores from October 2014.
Recorded at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England in October 1991 accompanied by John Platania and the Jamie Marshall Band.
Friday 15 May – York Barbican
Saturday 16 May – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sunday 17 May – Bristol Colston Hall
Tuesday 19 May – London Royal Albert Hall
Wednesday 20 May – Basingstoke The Anvil
Thursday 21 May – Bexhill on Sea De La Warr Pavilion
Saturday 23 May Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Monday 25 May – Manchester The Bridgewater Hall
Tuesday 26 May – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 27 May – Edinburgh User Hall
Friday 29 May – Gateshead The Sage
Sunday 31 May – Dublin Vicar Street – SOLD OUT
Monday 1 June – Dublin Vicar Street – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 2 June – Londonderry Millennium Forum
Thursday 4 June – Cork Opera House – SOLD OUT
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