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Don McLean: American Pie 50th Anniversary Tour

  • Historic Sherman Hill, 1501 Woodland Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Dates: July 15, 2022
  • Location: Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Phone: (515) 244-0507
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Price: $49, $59, $69 ON SALE: Friday, May 13, 2022, at 10:00 AM
  • Overview

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic songs and album ever this year, McLean will entertain fans across the continent proving that “bye-bye, Miss American Pie” will forever remain a classic staple in American music. The eight-and-a-half-minute ballad “American Pie” has been making history since its release in 1971

    As tragic as the backstory behind the song “American Pie” is with the much too early death of the new rock’n’roll-hope Buddy Holly, the track is also magnificent and legendary. And “American Pie” still goes to heart as soon as originator Don McLean plays this classic at his concerts. The 76-year-old composer has written and sung numerous other melodic and harmonic successes in his decades-long career with "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)," "Castles in the Air," "And I Love You So," and "Cryin’,' all of which will be heard and reveled in along with newer pieces on the upcoming tour.

    Among other things, Don McLean has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and was inducted into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall Of Fame in 2004. And he never gets tired of writing new songs and new stories. In 2018, the sound senior released his 19th studio album, ‘Botanical Gardens’ which received rave reviews. Songs from it subsequently proved themselves live and will maybe even find their way into the setlist next year, alongside “American Pie” and all the other feats from this decades-spanning and unparalleled composition and performance career.