Don McLean celebrates multi-Platinum awards in Canada

“American Pie” and “Vincent” are awarded new honors

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of American Pie, the album and single, Don McLean was recently presented with a plaque for multi-platinum certifications for “American Pie” and a platinum certification for “Vincent.”

The legendary Songwriter Hall of Fame member was honored by Universal Music Canada’s Ivar Hamilton, VP Catalog Marketing; Warren Stewart, Director of Catalog Marketing; and Mark O’Keeffe, Catalog Marketing Coordinator backstage at the John Bassett Theatre in Toronto.

McLean continues his international 50th Anniversary American Pie World Tour which visits multiple destinations in North America, UK/Europe, and Australia. Shows continue tomorrow (Thurs, May 19th) in St. Louis with the North American leg wrapping July 9th in Phoenix. McLean will then take it overseas to Europe through the end of the year.

“American Pie” has inspired a new children’s book about a young boy’s journey to uncover his passion for music. American Pie: A Fable will be released on June 7th.

The folk star recently released a video for “Vincent” in collaboration with Immersive Van Gogh and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD). The video was recorded at Immersive Van Gogh Los Angeles and was released in commemoration of Van Gogh’s birthday and World Bipolar Day on March 30th.


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