Don McLean Chats With Essentially Pop About The ‘American Pie’ 50th Anniversary Tour Next Year With Tickets On General Sale Today. He Talks About The Power Of Production, The Story Behind The Song, And Co-Writing With Drake!

We were honoured that Steve Holley had the chance to chat with the living legend that is Don McLean and we hope you enjoy his candid responses to Steve’s questions.

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JC Stewart, Eventim Apollo, 17 September - Photo Credit Ruby Gaunt

JC Stewart Opens For The Vamps ‘Cherry Blossom’ Tour At Eventim Apollo Friday 17th September 

JC Stewart, opening for The Vamps at Eventim Apollo, was greeted by huge screams from the almost full venue before even stepping on stage.

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The Vamps, Eventim Apollo, 17 September - Photo Credit Ruby Gaunt

The Vamps ‘Cherry Blossom’ Tour Rocked Eventim Apollo Friday 17th September

The Vamps ‘Cherry Blossom’ tour was the first concert I’ve been to post-pandemic and what a first show to go to! At the beautiful Eventim Apollo, full of a crowd prepared to sing (and scream) their hearts out, The Vamps put on an excellent show with a mix of fan favourites from previous albums as well as tracks from their latest release ‘Cherry Blossom’, written and recorded over lockdowns in 2020.

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THE LUMINEERS ARE FOSTERING THEIR BRIGHTSIDE 2X GRAMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED BAND ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM ON JANUARY 14TH 2022 VIA DECCA/DUALTONE

Produced by long-time collaborator Simone Felice and produced, mixed, and engineered by David Baron over two sessions in winter and spring 2021 at Baron’s Sun Mountain Studios in bucolic Boiceville, NY, BRIGHTSIDE marks The Lumineers’ first new music in more than two years & the band’s most joyous and spontaneous piece of work thus far.

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Squid Reschedules Their Upcoming Irish Tour For January 2022

London-based post-punks Squid have announced they will reschedule their upcoming Irish tour to January 2022.

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DON McLEAN: Mr ‘American Pie’ Announces UK Tour To Celebrate 50 Years Of His Huge Hit Single And Remarkable, Enduring Music Career

2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of Don McLean’s much loved American Pie album and in celebration, today Don announces his European tour which rolls into the UK in September next year.

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Sea Girls Release Video For ‘Sick’ Ahead Of Massive UK Tour Next Month

Following a run of massive mainstage festival performances, including Reading & Leeds Festival, TRNSMT, Neighbourhood and Latitude, this summer, Sea Girls have revealed the brand new video for their infectiously honest single ‘Sick’. The track is taken from their highly-anticipated new album ‘Homesick’ – out 14th January 2022 on Polydor.

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Katie Kittermaster Plays A Sell-Out Headline Gig At 229, London And Releases A New Single, ‘Good Liars’ As She Continues To Wear Her Heart On Her Sleeve.

Kent singer songwriter Katie Kittermaster goes from strength to strength and Steve Holley was lucky enough to catch her in her first full band headline gig in London’s intimate 229.

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TOM PARKER ANNOUNCES GLOBAL STREAMING CONCERT

Tom Parker has announced a global stream of his charity concert ‘Tom Parker – Inside My Head’ from London’s Iconic Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 21st September 2021 at 8pm BST/12pm PT.

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We Speak To Singer, Songwriter, And Producer Kiara Jordan About Her New Single, ‘Young Man’

Kiara Jordan is a special kind of artist; she believes in using her music to make a change. Her new song, ‘Young Man’ is a case in point and just by streaming it you can help her make a change in people’s lives.

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Alice Cooper And The Cult Announce Double Headline UK Tour!

Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper returns to the UK alongside Rock Icons The Cult. Renowned for their unforgettable live shows, we can anticipate a dark, twisted trip through goth, psychedelia, macabre theatre and straight-up rock anthems when these two giants take the stage.

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Foy Vance Releases New Album ‘Signs Of Life’ And Announces 2022 World Tour

Foy Vance has released ‘Signs Of Life’, the Award-winning musician’s fourth studio album and second on Ed Sheeran’s label, Gingerbread Man Records. ‘Signs Of Life’ is the follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘The Wild Swan’ and is available now on CD, LP and digital formats.

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Out Now – The Stranglers Release Anticipated Eighteenth Album, ‘Dark Matters’

One of the great British bands, The Stranglers, have released their brand-new album, Dark Matters, out everywhere today. Including the first single, ‘And If You Should See Dave…’, an honest tribute to their much-missed keyboard player Dave Greenfield, who tragically passed away a year ago from Covid-19, and who features on many of the tracks recorded for the album.

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James Blunt Strikes Gold With New Track ‘Love Under Pressure’

James Blunt delivers more magic with the release of his stellar new song ‘Love Under Pressure’ – one of four new tracks taken from his forthcoming greatest hits album, ‘The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)’ – out November 19th on Atlantic Records.

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The Wanted Announce Major UK Tour

The Wanted, who have just announced that they are back together again after a seven year hiatus and will be releasing their greatest hits album ‘Most Wanted– The Greatest Hits’  on November 12th, announce a special 12 date Arena tour of the UK in March 2022.

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Elton John Announces ‘Farewell’ BST Hyde Park Show For 2022

American Express presents BST Hyde Park returns in 2022! London’s festival is back next year for THE celebration of the summer with Music Royalty. We are honoured to announce that this Royal Park will host the London date of Elton John’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road – The Final Tour.’

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Tom Grennan Releases New Single ‘Don’t Break The Heart’ Ahead Of Sold Out UK Headline Tour

Tom Grennan is back with a brand new single ‘Don’t Break The Heart’, released today alongside ‘Evering Road Deluxe’, a special extended version of Tom’s UK Number #1 chart topping album featuring five new tracks.

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Janet Devlin New Single ‘Place Called Home’ Out Today

Following the acclaim of her 2020 album ‘Confessional’, Janet champions the unapologetic honesty that defines her in ‘Place Called Home’, reflecting on the inner battles that come with searching for a sense of belonging. The single is the first from her much-anticipated forthcoming EP “It’s Not That Deep” and marks the beginning of her previously delayed tour.

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ABBA ARE BACK!

ABBA, one of the most successful pop groups of all time, have announced that, for the first time in 40 years they are back, with a revolutionary new concert that will see Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid performing digitally with a live 10-piece band, in a purpose-built arena in London from May 27th 2022, and a brand new studio album.

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HRVY Samples Shanice In Video For Brand New Single, ‘Runaway With It’

Directed by Jordan Rossi (Rankin Film Productions), HRVY samples Shanice’s legendary hit, ‘I Love Your Smile’, in the video for his new  single, ‘Runaway With It’. The new release  comes ahead of the news that HRVY will be opening the National Television Awards 2021, live from The O2 London, on September 9th

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