Last year the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the Don McLean song “American Pie” triple platinum. 

This week, the Canadian Music Industry honoured McLean with a multi platinum award for “American Pie” and a platinum award for “Vincent”.

It has been 50 years since McLean released the song that tells the tragic tale of the plane crash that took the life of Richie Valens, The Big Bopper, and Buddy Holley.  He is celebrating the milestone with an anniversary tour.

Don McLean tour dates:
May 19 at the Balance M. Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO
May 20 at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, MO
May 21 at the Oaklawn Event Center in Hot Springs, AR
June 2 at The Egg in Albany, NY
June 3 at the Boch Center in Boston, MA
June 4 at the Town Hall in New York City, NY
June 10 at the Ruby Amphitheater in Morgantown, WV
June 11 at The Lyric Theatre in Baltimore, MD
June 12 at the Capital One Hall in Tysons, VA
June 17 at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI
June 18 at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, WI
June 19 at Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, WI
June 24 at the Tobin Center for Performing Arts in San Antonio, TX
June 25 at the Cullen Performance Hall in Houston, TX
June 26 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX
July 1 at The Canyon in Beverly Hills, CA
July 2 at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA
July 7 at the Paramount Theater in Denver, CO
July 8 at the Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction, CO
July 9 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, AZ
July 15 at the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, IA
July 22 at the Victory Theatre in Evansville, IN
July 23 at the UIS Performing Arts Center in Springfield, IL
July 29 at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA
July 30 at the Point of the Bluff Vineyards in Hammondsport, NY
Aug 20 at the Martha Vineyard Performing Arts Center in Vineyard Haven, MA
Sept 2 at the Goodyear Theater in Akron, OH
Sept 3 at the Blue Gate Music Hall in Shipshewana, IN
Sept 11 at St. David’s Dewi Sant in Cardiff, UK
Sept 13 at the Ipswich Regent Theatre in Ipswich, UK
Sept 14 at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham, UK
Sept 16 at The Forum in Bath, UK
Sept 17 at the Princess Theatre in Torquay, UK
Sept 18 at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth, UK
Sept 20 at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall in Brighton, UK
Sept 21 at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend-on-sea, UK
Sept 23 at the Bridewater Hall in Manchester, UK
Sept 24 at the Sage in Gateshead, UK
Sept 25 at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, UK
Sept 27 at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, UK
Sept 28 at the Barbican in York, UK
Sept 30 at De Montfort Hall in Leicester, UK
Oct 1 at City Hall in Sheffield, UK
Oct 2 at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, UK
Oct 4 at the Palladium in London, UK
Oct 7 at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland
Oct 9 at the Concertgebouw de Vereeniging in Nijmegen, Netherlands
Oct 14 at Grieghallen in Bergen, Norway
Oct 15 Kuppelhallen in Stavanger, Norway
Oct 16 at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway
Oct 18 at Lorensbergsteatern in Goteborg, Sweden
Oct 20 at Logomo Oy in Turku, Finland
Oct 21 at the Hall of Culture in Helsinki, Finland
Oct 23 at Gota Lejon in Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 24 at the Palladium in Malmo, Sweden
Oct 25 at Portalen in Greve, Denmark
Oct 27 at Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany
Oct 23 at the Veranstaltungszentrum Kulturkirche in Neuruppin, Germany
Oct 29 at the Admiralspalast in Berlin, Germany
Oct 31 at the Metropol Theater in Bremen, Germany
Nov 1 at deSingel in Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 3 at the Musikteatret in Holstebro, Denmark
Nov 5 at Bayer Erholungshaus in Leverkusen, Germany
Nov 9 at the Steintor Variete in Halle, Germany
Nov 12 at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Germany
Nov 13 at the Posthof Zeitkultur Am Hafen in Linz, Austria