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Don McLean & Jarrod Dickenson coming to Southend

13 Apr Don McLean & Jarrod Dickenson coming to Southend

Don McLean and his special guest Jarrod Dickenson are coming to Essex! McLean’s tour begins at Cliffs Pavilion in Southend on the 29th April 2018.

Following the release of his new album ‘Botanical Gardens’ on the 24th March 2018, prolific American songwriter and performer Don McLean has announced a 14-date UK tour with support from Nashville star, Jarrod Dickenson.

With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, Don McLean is one of America’s most beloved country artists. Botanical Gardens’, his 19th studio album and first in 8 years, is arguably one of Don’s most reflective to date, as he puts it, “The inspiration for the project started years ago when I would walk in the beautiful gardens in Sydney Australia near the Opera House. I would dream young dreams and it was a comfort and an inspiration. I was always young inside, like we all are, and I felt it again there.”

In nearly 50 years on the scene, Don’s songs have become a staple in Americana music. His music has been performed by artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Madonna, Fred Astaire, Chet Atkins, Weird Al Yankovick, George Michael, Josh Groban, Coolio and Ed Sheeran and his biggest hit ‘American Pie’ was recognised with high honours by being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003.