The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will present folk singer and American troubadour Don McLean live in concert on Friday, July 27, 2018. McLean will perform songs from his decades-long musical career, including “American Pie,” “Castles in the Air,” “Vincent” and more.
McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night).” Since first hitting the charts in 1971, McLean has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna’s No. 1 recording of “American Pie” in 2000, and George Michael’s version of “The Grave” in 2003, sung in protest of the Iraq War.
In 2007, McLean shared his life story in Alan Howard’s biography, “The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly with his songs.” In 2009, his latest studio album, “Addicted to Black,” was released and, in 2010, he returned to Europe for a seven-nation tour, including a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
He did another tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2011, including an appearance at Europe’s largest music festival, Glastonbury, and, in 2012, McLean completed his longest European tour in 20 years. Also in 2012, McLean was awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award and released “American Troubadour” on CD and DVD, which included a worldwide broadcast of a documentary charting McLean’s life and career.
Tickets are available at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices, at ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Prices range from $69-$89.