Don McLean
Dated: 29/05/2015 Don McLean in performance at The Sage Gateshead

Don McLean and Pure Prairie League

Don McLean returns to the Capitol Theatre with special guest Pure Prairie League on Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 pm. 

Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and is best known for his classic hits like American Pie, Vincent (Starry Starry Night), Castles in the Air, And I Love You Son and Crying. In 2004, Don 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. His latest album, Addicted To Black, was released in 2009.

From their beginnings in mid-60’s Ohio, founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, drummer Scott Thompson and guitar ace Donnie Clark, Pure Prairie League continues to embellish the rich 43-year history of one of country-rock’s pioneering forces. Among their many hit singles are the classics Amie, I’m Almost Ready, Let Me Love You Tonight and Still Right Here in My Heart. Now in their fifth decade, Pure Prairie League continues to lead the way for the new generation of country-rockers such as Keith Urban, Nickel Creel and so many others that site PPL as a major influence.

Reserved tickets are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or by calling 727.791.7400.  The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time. Patrons may also purchase tickets at 24/7.