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.
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