Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Don Mclean announces UK Tour with support from Jarrod Dickenson


On the 23rd March 2018, Don released his new album titled ‘Botanical Gardens’
Ahead of his UK tour Don McLean has picked Nashville based singer Jarrod Dickenson to join him on tour as his special guest!

Jarrod signed to Decca Records (Warner) after his critically acclaimed album Ready The Horses released Sept 29, 2017.

 With a strong country/Americana sound, the gravel in Jarrod’s husky voice will transport you to the home of country music, Nashville.

The London Palladium, 9th May 2018 

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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.

Re-joining Don on tour by request of the legend himself is Jarrod Dickenson. The Nashville based, Texas born musician who has already supported legendary artists, Bonnie Raitt, The Waterboys, Jools Holland, The Stylistics and The White Buffalo.

C2C2017 Festival: Jarrod Dickenson playing Big Entrance Stage 11 March 2017

Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them. Hailing from Waco, Jarrod spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful Americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe.

When asked about going on tour with Don, Jarrod said "I was humbled and honoured to be invited to open for the legendary Don McLean once again. His contribution to popular music and the craft of song writing can't be overstated, and to be able to watch a master at work every night for 32 nights, is an opportunity like no other. I'm excited to sing my songs to these music-loving audiences in some of the most stunning rooms across the UK and Ireland and will be trying to learn as much as I can from Don and his incredible band in the process. It's going to be a fun ride."

Catch Don and Jarrod on tour this year at the following locations:
Don McLean Botanical Gardens UK & IRELAND tour

Sun April 29, 2018 - Southend Cliffs Pavillion, Westcliff-On-Sea, UK
Mon April 30, 2018 - York Barbican Centre, York
Thurs May 1, 2018 - Victoria Theatre, Halifax
Fri May 2, 2018 - Sage Gateshead, Gateshead
Sun May 4, 2018 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea
Tues May 6, 2018 - Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Weds May 7, 2018 - The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Fri May 9, 2018 - London Palladium, London
Sat May 10, 2018 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Sun May 11, 2018 - Colston Hall, Bristol
Tues May 13, 2018 - Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Thurs May 15, 2018 - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Fri May 16, 2018 - Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Tues May 20, 2018 - Fri May 23, 2018 Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
Fri June 1, 2018 - University Concert Hall, Limerick City, Ireland
Thurs June 7, 2018 - Waterfront Hall Auditorium, Belfast Ireland
Fri June 8, 2018 - Leisureland, Galway, Ireland
Sat June 9, 2018 - Leisureland, Galway, Ireland

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