Don McLean Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘American Pie’ With UK Tour

‘American Pie’ was named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) a top five song of the 20th Century.

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Don McLean - Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Don McLean - Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Don McLean’s much loved American Pie album is turning 50 this year, and in celebration, Don has announced a massive European tour which begins in the UK in September of 2022.

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 No.1 in the U.S. and Don to international stardom. Despite decades of attempted interpretations, Don has always remained enigmatic as to the song’s meaning.

Now, 50 years “American Pie” resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works. “American Pie” was named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) a top five 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.

Visit Don McLean’s website for tour dates and ticket information.

Don McLean Tour Dates:
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
Friday 07/10/2022 Dublin 3 Arena

Sunday 9/10/22 Nijmegen Holland
De Vereeniging
Monday 10/10/22 Amsterdam Holland
Carre Theater
Friday 14/10/22 Bergen Norway
Peer Gynt Salen
Saturday 15/10/22 Stavanger Norway
Sunday 16/10/22 Oslo Norway
Sentrum Scene
Tuesday 18/10/22 Goteburg Sweden
Thursday 20/10/22 Turku, Finland
Friday 21/10/22 Helsinki, Finland
Sunday 23/10/22 Stockholm Sweden
Gota Lejon
Monday 24/10/22 Malmo Sweden
Tuesday 25/10/22 Greve Denmark
Thursday 27/10/22 Hamburg Germany
Friday 28/10/22 Neuruppin Germany
Saturday 29/10/22 Berlin Germany
Tuesday 1/11/22 Antwerp, Belgium
De Singel
Saturday 12/11/21 Munich Germany
Sunday 13/11/21 Linz Austria

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