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Don McLean Australian Tour Set For August

by Paul Cashmere on April 16, 2013

in Live,News

Singer songwriter Don McLean will return to Australia for a national tour in August.

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Don McLean

McLean first told the history of rock and roll in 8 minutes 33 seconds in the 1971 classic ‘American Pie’. The song, about the day the music died when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash in 1959, took us to Bob Dylan (The Jester) and The Beatles (the Sergeants).

The lyrics referenced Mick Jagger (“moss grows fat on a rolling stone”), Janis Joplin (“I met a girl who sang the blues”) and The Byrds (“eight miles high and falling fast”).

Madonna covered the song for the 2000 movie ‘The Next Best Thing’.

While ‘American Pie’ was McLean’s biggest hit it was far from his only one. His other classics includes ‘Vincent’ (about Vincent Van Gogh), ‘Dreidel’, ‘If We Try’ and his cover of Roy Orbison’s ‘Crying’.

Don also wrote ‘And I Love You So’. It became a Top 40 hit (and the last ever hit song) for crooner Perry Como when he was 61-years of age.

Australian country singer Catherine Britt will be the special guest of Don on all but two of the shows.

Dates for Lennard Promotions are:

15TH. AUGUST WIN ENT. CENTRE, WOLLONGONG
with special guest Catherine Britt
16TH. AUGUST WREST POINT ENT. CENTRE, HOBART
with special guest Catherine Britt
17TH. AUGUST ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE, HAMER HALL
with special guest Catherine Britt
19TH. AUGUST CONCERT HALL, PERTH
with special guest Catherine Britt
21ST. AUGUST THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE
with special guest Catherine Britt
23RD.AUGUST QPAC CONCERT HALL, BRISBANE
with special guest Catherine Britt
24TH. AUGUST GREAT WESTERN HOTEL, ROCKHAMPTON
25TH. AUGUST TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS
29TH. AUGUST CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA
with special guest Catherine Britt
30TH. AUGUST ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
with special guest Catherine Britt
31ST. AUGUST EVAN THEATRE, PENRITH
with special guest Catherine Britt

Tickets go on sale April 29.

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