FOLK singer Don McLean is coming to York Barbican for the 50th anniversary of his American Pie album.

The American singer-songwriter has had Top 20 singles worldwide with American Pie, Vincent, Cryin, And I Love You So, Wonderful Baby, Since I Don’t Have you, It’s Just The Sun & If We Try.

The singer-songwriter's European tour will roll up to the Barbican on September 28, 2022.

Tickets will be available from 10am on Friday, September 24, via the York Barbican website -

Madonna, Drake and Garth Brooks are amongst many artists who have also recorded Don’s songs. He is an inductee of the Grammy Hall Of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and is a recipient of a BBC Lifetime achievement award.

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He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this year, found between Hollywood and Vine.

In 1971, Don McLean released American Pie as a double-A single and it charted within a month.

Interest from the media and public sent the single to #1 in the U.S. and Don to international stardom.

Despite decades of attempted interpretations, Don has always remained enigmatic as to the songs meaning. The mystery remains to this day.

Now, 50 years later, American Pie resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

American Pie was named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) a top five song of the 20th Century.

In 2002, the song was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.

A New 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 Vincent (Starry, Starry Night), Castles in the Air and many more.

His song And I Love You So was the theme for Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding.

American Pie appears in the Avengers’ Black Widow and the upcoming Tom Hanks movie Finch.