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Don McLean: 50th Anniversary of American Pie

EVENT INFORMATION

  • Date: Wed 28 Sep 2022
  • Time: 7pm
  • Pricing: £45.55 - £62.40

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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 York Barbican on 28 September 2022.

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. 

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.

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

Meet & Greet VIP Package

  • Premium seated ticket within the first 4 rows
  • Preshow meet & greet with Don McLean
  • Photo opportunity with Don McLean – all photos to be taken on customers own cameras
  • Tour Tote Bag
  • Official Bookazine
  • Commemorative VIP Lanyard & Laminate
  • Signed frameable 12inch American Pie album print

Gold VIP Package

  • Premium seated ticket within the first 10 rows
  • Tour Tote Bag
  • Official Bookazine
  • Commemorative VIP Lanyard & Laminate
  • Signed frameable 12inch American Pie album print

All merchandise must be collected on the night of the show, you will receive an email with timings and information within 2 weeks of the event

 

  • EVENT INFORMATION
  • Date: Wed 28 Sep 2022
  • Time: 7pm
  • Pricing: £45.55 - £62.40
  • Choose A Date

    BUY TICKETS

    Please note booking fee applies

  • EXTRA SHOW INFO
  • U14's Must Be Accompanied By An Adult