Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie“, “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, “Castles in the Air”, “And I Love You So” and “Crying”. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna’s No. 1 recording of “American Pie” in 2000 and George Michael’s version of “The Grave” in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War.

In 2007, Don McLean shared his life story in Alan Howard’s biography, The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs.

Don continues to tour North America and the rest of the world – including UK/Europe in 2012, Australia in 2013 and two UK and Europe tours in one year in 2015. In June 2011 he performed for an audience of 100,000 at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.

Latest concert dates:

Upcoming Tour Dates


13 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. August 16 2013
    Hi Don
    Your music has been in my life since the 70’s.
    Thank you for wonderful words and music.
    Crossroads is my life theme song.Unbelievable how you read my mind.
    Heard you in Halifax in 2006 2007??
    Please come back.
    S J

  2. Dear Don,
    Hope to see you perform in The Netherlands again.? I saw you perform several times in the 70’s and was crazy about you, 🙂 Haha I was 15 at the time!
    Your music and songs are timeless and great. Favorites: Winterwood, The more you pay, On the Amazon, Bronco Bill’s Lament etc……………………
    Much love and good health to you!

  3. once in a lifetime a guinus comes along don mclean is one of them a pure geinus empty chairs is the best love song ever put on paper

  4. Sou brasileira. Amo esse artista.
    Meu sonho é pode assistir a um show dele aqui no Brasil ou mais próximo.
    Sou professora de geografia aposentada, tenho 58 anos e advogada da área da família.
    Gostaria muito saber quando e se ele ainda pretende vir ao Brasil.

  5. The mystery was and still is in the metaphors (American Pie). I know why you don’t indulge your inquisitors. Actually, American Pie was the first music video. The power in such striking images created a mental video that so far is unrivaled. Technology eventually provided a marriage between site and sound. But, it couldn’t capture mystery. Bravo Don.
    I’m a musician and inventor. I recently produced a music video that I believe you’ll relate to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxmf4ljz44g
    Keep the faith.
    Bill Price

  6. Hello Don!
    Love your music! I have been listening to it since the 70’s! My husband and I went to see you in St. Charles a few years ago. We are going to see you at the City Winery in Chicago May 5th. I would love it if you could play my favorite song – “If we try”!!!
    Thanks for all your music.

  7. I fell in love with every song on the American Pie album when I was in high school. Beautiful music and hauntingly poignant lyrics that evoked such diverse images – and the hit single American Pie was far from my favorite. I had a chance to see you in concert last night in Shipshewana, Indiana, and I can’t begin to tell you how disappointed I was. You only sang 3 songs from what this website admits was your best (and by far best known) album. Please, in the future, do your own music when in concert. If I want to see a band covering other artists, I’ll go to a local pub. When I go to see Don McLean, I want to hear The Grave, Everybody Loves Me, I Never Understood etc. I’m sure this comment will be cut since it is a bit negative, but I hope someone on your team reads it and takes note.

  8. Hi Don, I am a long time fan and have seen you in th UK several times. It was good to see you on the BBC 4 documentary about Buddy Holly this weekend (May 2017).

  9. Don-
    Thanks for taking the time at Reny’s the other day- the selfie is amazing!
    My husband and I loved your music- after 26 years he passed away suddenly and as I listen to them the songs help me remember happy times.
    See you in Camden- there for the summer
    and early fall.
    Good Luck on tour!

  10. I agree with the earlier post, thanks for not being dead.
    Also a heart felt thank you for music that has quite literally become a part of my being.
    Thank you, Sir.
    P.S. Sing whatever you like.

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