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‘American Pie’ singer Don McLean performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Aug. 25

‘American Pie’ singer Don McLean performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Aug. 25
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From a press release:

New York folk rock singer/songwriter Don McLean, best known for his enduring ’70s hit “American Pie,” will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $25 for regular seating or $30 for premium seating, go on sale next Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. and will be available at and all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer/songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Since first hitting the charts in 1971, he has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and, in 2004, he 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 the Royal Albert Hall in London on May 7.

2011 saw another tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, including a sensational appearance at Europe’s largest music festival, Glastonbury. In 2012, McLean completed his longest European tour in 20 years.

McLean was also awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and saw the release of “American Troubadour” on CD and DVD, along with the worldwide broadcast of the documentary charting his life and career.