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Why see Don McLean?

A Long, Long Time Ago

Singer-songwriter Don McLean has more than his fair share of great songs to his name, but one stands head and shoulder above the others. Released in 1971, 'American Pie' remains one of the great tracks in popular music history, an epic rumination on the 1950s and 60s, that weaved together biographical details from the singer's childhood and references to the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and Richie Valens - 'the day the music died'.

Catch Don playing American Pie, plus the likes of 'Vincent (Starry Starry Night)' and 'Crying' when he comes to your area.

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Finished Aug 19, 2023


Customer reviews

12 reviews, average rating: (2.1 Stars)

David Hatchett

Great show

Saw Don McLean last night and it was a great show. Yes his voice isn’t what it was in his early years but he makes up for it in his enthusiasm and great connection with his audience. He sings a great song then tells you a very interesting short story about hanging out with Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison in Nashville. He had very kind and heartfelt words about Elvis on more than one occasion. When he ended with America Pie he invited the Audience to sing it with him (his words) and at the end said you want to sing more and everyone sang the first verse again. Great ending and you could tell he really enjoys himself in that moment. While driving home it felt like you just spent 2 hours with an old friend!! Definitely going to see him again when he returns. The venue was a great cozy setting as well. First time there but not my last. ... Read more


Puts on a Damned Good Show

Nobody is claiming he still has that gorgeous voice from the 70s. But he put on a hell of a show. Hearing him sing Vincent, American Pie, and And I Love You So was such a treat. The country and rock songs were unexpected and so much fun. He has a beautiful rapport with the audience and tells amazing stories about his career. Every single musician in his band is top notch. I will see him again if/when he returns. ... Read more


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