Don McLean will be bringing his American Pie 50th Anniversary Tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic songs and albums, McLean will entertain fans across the two countries. He will be supported by one of Australia’s most revered singer-songwriters, Andrew Farriss.
“I am thrilled to be getting back to Australia with my band,” said McLean. “2022 marks the 50th anniversary of when American Pie landed at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart, and we will be celebrating.”
“We’ll be performing songs from the American Pie album plus many of the other hits that fans will be expecting to hear,” added the Grammy-award honoree, Songwriters Hall of Fame member, and BBC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
Written by McLean, the eight-and-a-half-minute ballad “American Pie” has been making history since its release in 1971.
McLean’s composition was voted “Song of the 20th Century.” Handwritten lyrics to the song were auctioned off for more than $1.2 million, and the composition was added to the Library Of Congress National Recording Registry.
“I’ve admired Don McLean since I was a teenager, he is a legendary troubadour, and I am very excited to tour with him and perform for the Australian fans,” said Farriss.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Friday, November 11 at 9 am local time.
Australia Tickets are available at www.oneworldentertainment.com.au
New Zealand Tickets are available at oneworldentertainment.co.nz
Tour Dates 2023:
Saturday 1st April – The Fortitude, BrisbaneSunday 2nd April – Kings Theatre, ColoundraMonday 3rd April – Empire Theatre, ToowoombaWednesday 5th April – Twin Towns, Gold CoastFriday 7th April – Twin Towns, Gold CoastSaturday 8th April – Twin Towns, Gold CoastSunday 9th April – Twin Towns, Gold CoastWednesday 12th April – C.ex Coffs, Coffs HarbourFriday 14th April – Town Hall, TamworthSaturday 15th April – The Station, NewcastleSunday 16th April – Llweellyn Hall, CanberraThursday 20th April – Hurstville Entertainment Centre, HurstvilleFriday 21st April – The Concourse, ChatswoodSaturday 22nd April – Sydney Coliseum, West SydneyMonday 24th April – West Point, HobartWednesday 26th April – Princess Theatre, LauncestonFriday 28th April – Win Entertainment Centre, WollongongSaturday 29th April – The Palais, MelbourneSunday 30th April – Costa Hall, GeelongTuesday 2 May – Trafalgar Centre, NelsonThursday 4 May – Civic Theatre, InvercargillFriday 5 May – Town Hall, ChristchurchSunday 7 May – Regent Theatre, Palmerston NorthTuesday 9 May – Town Hall, Auckland
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