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Don McLean in concert 2009Don 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“.

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Live in Manchester CD & DVD release

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.

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US Dates 2015

Don is completing a busy year of concerts in the US.

If you’re lucky enough to attend a show then please leave a comment or review for other fans to read.

Don McLean European Tour 2015

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Don McLean returns for Part 2 of his European Tour 2015 with a further 17 dates:

21/09/2015 The Glencam Hotel Castleblayney, Ireland
22/09/2015 The Hub Kilkenny, Ireland
23/09/2015 University Concert Hall Limerick, Ireland
25/09/2015 Radisson Blu Hotel Galway, Ireland
26/09/2015 Cork Opera House Cork, Ireland
28/09/2015 Vicar Street Dublin, Ireland
29/09/2015 University Concert Hall Limerick, Ireland
30/09/2015 Waterfront Hall Belfast, UK
02/10/2015 Fairfield Hall Croydon, UK
04/10/2015 De Roma Borgerhout, Belgium
05/10/2015 Royal Theatre Carré Amsterdam, Netherlands
06/10/2015 Royal Theatre Carré Amsterdam, Netherlands
08/10/2015 Kulturværftet Helsingør, Denmark
10/10/2015 Musikhuset Aarhus Aarhus, Denmark
12/10/2015 Ole Bull Scene Bergen, Norway
13/10/2015 Oslo Konserthus Oslo, Norway
15/10/2015 Uppsala Konsert & Kongress Uppsala, Sweden

US Tour 2015

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US Dates 2015

Don is completing a busy year of concerts in the US.

If you’re lucky enough to attend a show then please leave a comment or review for other fans to read.



New songs from Don:



Latest Updates from Don McLean

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My Island: Portraits of Maine Island Children by Patrisha McLean

Don McLean’s wife Patrisha has just published her second photography book.  My Island: Portraits of Maine Island Children features more than 120 black and white duotone portraits and quotes from the children illuminating what it is like to grow up surrounded by the ocean and woods, part of a closed and close community going back many […]

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European Tour – September and October 2015

Don McLean is returning to Europe for a show at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on September 30, 2015 followed by a tour of several countries. Dates for Holland, Belgium and Norway have been posted. More to follow as individual dates are released for publication by the promoters. Don is also touring UK and Ireland in May and the […]

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“American Pie” manuscript sold for $1.2m

I thought it would be interesting as I reach age 70 to release this work product on the song American Pie so that anyone who might be interested will learn that this song was not a parlor game. It was an indescribable photograph of America that I tried to capture in words and music…

New Album in production (and a duet with Judy Collins)

Don McLean has completed recording his brand new album “Botanical Gardens” featuring 12 new songs and two bonus tracks. The CD is currently in post-production and will be accompanied by a DVD filmed during the live recording sessions for the album.

Tess Gerritsen on Don McLean’s ‘Vincent’

A song about Vincent Van Gogh reminds crime novelist Tess Gerritsen about a bad romance. Don McLean enjoyed reading Tess’s account in the Wall Street Journal.  

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Live in Manchester CD & DVD release

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.

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