N.Y. (April 5, 2017) –
Iconic singer-songwriter Don McLean is in the midst of a
whirlwind media tour in New York. His first stop, CNBC’s Squawk Box,
where he appeared this morning in a round table discuss with show
anchors Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin and special
guest Andrew Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants.
here to view CNBC
addition, McLean appeared on WABC Radio’s The Bernie and Sid
Show to talk about the recent announcement from the Library of Congress
which added his monumental 1971 hit “American Pie” to the National
Recording Registry of 2016. The song joins Judy Garland’s “Over The
Rainbow,” N.W.A.’s seminal album, Straight Outta Compton and the
Eagles’ 1976 Greatest Hits as aural treasures worthy of preservation as
part of America’s patrimony.
will also stop by PBS “MetroFocus”, “Profiles with Mickey Burns,” “Do
You Remember,” and will record a segment of CNN’s “Story Behind the
Song,” all before he performs at B.B. Kings Blues Club on Thursday
Don McLean 2017 Tour Dates
06 - BB King’s Blues Club - New York, N.Y.
07 - The Birchmere Music Hall - Alexandria, Va.
- City Winery Chicago - Chicago, Ill.
- Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center - Bonita
15 - San Diego County Fair - Del Mar, Calif.
16 - Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
17 - Morongo Casino Resort & Spa - Cabazon,
24 - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, N.J.
06 - Rams Head On Stage - Annapolis, Md.
22 - Suffolk Theater - Riverhead, N.Y.
29 - Southern Ground Ampitheater - Fayetteville, Ga.
05 - Talking Stick Casino - Scottsdale, Ariz.
19 - Freight & Salvage - Berkeley, Calif.
25 - Penn’s Peak - Jim Thorpe, Pa.
26 - Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, N.H.
15 - Paramount Theater Hudson Valley -Peekskill, N.Y.
16 - Harvester Performance Center - Rocky Mount, Va.
21 - Best Years Expo - Foxboro, Mass.
03 - The Canyon - Agoura Hills, Calif.
04 - The Rose - Pasadena, Calif.
About Don McLean
York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected
songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York
club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like
“American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air”
and many more. In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall
of Fame by country superstar Garth Brooks. “American Pie” has brought
great happiness and hope to millions of people through the years and
continues to be honored for its success. In 2000, the song was named
one of the Top 5 Songs of the 20th Century by the RIAA and in
2002 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 2017 brought a huge
honor when the iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’
National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” classical music compositions, infamous
live broadcasts and similar recordings. McLean continues to tour both
North America and abroad bringing a mix of his classic hits with an
array of new works, some of which will be released later this year.
more information please visit Don-McLean.com.
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