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An Evening with Don McLean

  Don McLean brings "American Pie" to Buddy Holly Avenue on Wednesday, November 7!

Don McLean brings "American Pie" to Buddy Holly Avenue on Wednesday, November 7!

TICKETS ON SALE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE AT 10 AM MONDAY, AUGUST 20.  
SPECIAL NOTE: THERE IS A 4-TICKET LIMIT FOR THIS SHOW.

Legendary American singer-songwriter Don McLean, long associated with the pop anthem “American Pie” will perform live at the Cactus Theater on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  McLean’s other notable hits include “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, “Castles In the Air”, “And I Love You So” and cover versions of Roy Orbison’s classic “Crying” and Buddy Holly’s “Everyday”.

McLean, who released the classic “American Pie” in 1971, was honored 30 years later when the song was was voted number 5 in a poll of the 365 “Songs of the Century” compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. The top five were: “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland; “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby; “This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie; “Respect” by Aretha Franklin; and “American Pie” by Don McLean.

“American Pie” was issued as a double A-side single in November 1971 and charted within a month. Interest from the media and public sent the single to #1 in the USA and Don to international superstardom. Every line of the song was analyzed time and time again to find the real meaning. Don refused to sanction any of the many interpretations, so adding to its mystery.

Don McLean's current release "Botanical Gardens" was released in April of this year.

Cactus Theater owner Darryl Holland calls the booking “Certainly one of the most historically-significant concert events in the history of the Cactus Theater.  I am thrilled to present one of the most iconic songwriters in American music on this stage.  Presenting the legendary Don McLean in concert - on the street that bears the name of his greatest inspiration - is certainly is a personal highlight for me.  I know this special concert will be extremely significant for music fans across this region and I’m proud to bring this show to the Cactus and the city of Lubbock.”

Don McLean last performed in Lubbock in 1986. A guest opener for this concert will be announced at a later date.

Tickets:
 “An Evening With Don McLean”
First 4 rows (A1 - added temp seats, A, B, C):  $75
Remaining 8 rows on floor including ADA:  $65
Standard balcony:  $50
Limited box seats (includes concessions):  $130

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