World famous folk singer Don McLean, well know from his evergreen ‘American Pie’ for example, will come to De Vereeniging on 9 October 2022 for his ’50 Years American Pie’ tour.
In 1971 Don McLean broke through with the number one hit single ‘American Pie’. He had scored numerous hit singles since then, like ‘Vincent’ (a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh), ‘Crying Castles in the Air’ and ‘Since I Don’t Have You’.
The impact of Don McLean is not just clear if you look at his large body of work. The singer-songwriter also had a massive influence on other musicians. For example, Madonna, Fred Astaire and Elvis Presley have paid tribute to him by covering one of his songs. His music also inspired the creation of songs like ‘I Wish I Could Yodel’ of Johnny Cash and ‘Killing Me Softly’ of Roberta Flack.
His successes led to him being included in the ‘Song Writers Hall of Fame’ in New York. In 2018 he released his most recent album, “Botanical Gardens”. According to the artist, this album is one of his most self-reflective ones to date with many songs looking back upon his life. “Botanical Gardens” features numerous timeless songs with a country, folk and Americana sound.
This is a seated concert with free seating arrangements. The show takes place in Concertgebouw De Vereeniging