Don McLean is an American singer-songwriter and musician hailing from New Rochelle, New York. Born in 1945, he is a talented guitarist, pianist, and banjo-player, and is best known for his rock and roll style take on folk music.
McLean would become interested in the folk music genre at a young age, and with his asthma causing him to miss a lot of school, he would spend his abundance of free time working on his own original recordings and spreading himself out as far as possible, making contacts as he went along.
Eventually, after leaving school and gigging as often as possible, he would release his debut album ‘Tapestry’ after being rejected not once, not twice, but 72 times before finally finding a label. His perseverance certainly paid off, however - McLean found massive fame with his track American Pie in 1971, which featured alongside another hit single Vincent on the album of the same name.
McLean continues to write, record, and release music to this day, and perform across the world, and released his latest record ‘Addicted to Black’ in 2009, followed by a string of live releases over the last few years.
Don McLean has added two further Dublin shows to his tour plans, taking his total at the venue to six nights at the end of a full UK and Ireland tour. He has also recently announced he'll play Cork's Live at the Marquee in June next year, as well as a show at Wexford National Opera House. Catch the man himself live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.