Don McLean is an American folk and rock singer, songwriter and guitarist from New Rochelle, New York, U.S., his commercial breakthrough into house hold name came with the album and single “American Pie” released through United Artist Records in. The single “American Pie” topped the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart as well as the Easy Listening chart and introduced McLean to the U.S. public no longer limited to folk scenes. The song has long been deemed one of the most popular and important in U.S. folk history.
After the success of “American Pie” McLean released his third studio album “Don McLean” in 1972 using many of the personnel of its predecessor although was reluctant to recreate the same sound. The singer-songwriter has subsequently released 1973’s “Playin’ Favourites”, 1974’s “Homeless Brother” and 1976’s “Solo", which following the release of, United Artists dropped McLean from his contract.
In 1980 the singer enjoyed his first Top 30 LP in nearly 30 years with the album “Chain Lightning”, which spawned the Roy Orbison cover “Crying” and the single “Since I Don’t Have You”. The resurgence however was short lived and his next two studio albums “Believers” in 1981 and “Dominion” in 1983 failed to chart and left McLean once again without a label.
Over the 1990s McLean released a string of Christmas and non-Christmas albums including “Headroom” (1990), “The River of Love” (1995) and “Christmas Dream” (1997) listened to mainly by his loyal folk following. In 2005 Mclean with the help of Joel Dorn released the retrospective album “Rearview Mirror”on Dorn’s label Hyena Records followed four years later with the album “Addicted to Black” (2009).
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Orchestra seating: USD 77.25
VIP seating: USD 62.15
General Admission: USD 52.72
Artists: Don Mclean
Venue: Southwest Performing Arts Center
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm