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Sage Gateshead

Saturday 24 September 2022 | 7:30pm  


Kilimanjaro Live presents:

Don McLean

Plus Elles Bailey

Don Mclean 2022

Part of Nights Out


Don Mclean returns to Sage Gateshead next autumn to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American Pie!

The American Troubadour has had Top 20 singles worldwide with American Pie, Vincent, Cryin, And I Love You So, Wonderful Baby, Since I Don’t Have you, It’s Just The Sun & If We Try . Madonna, Drake and Garth Brooks are amongst many artists who have also recorded Don’s songs. He is an inductee of the Grammy Hall Of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and is a recipient of a BBC Lifetime achievement award. This year he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which can be found in front of The Pie Hole Bakery, between Hollywood and Vine. | Facebook | Twitter

American Pie was recorded in May 1971 and a month later received its first radio airplay.  Thirty years later, it was voted number 5 in a poll of the 365 “Songs of the Century” compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Issued as a double A-side single in November 1971 and charted within a month. Interest from the media and public sent the single to #1 in the USA and Don to international superstardom. Every line of the song was analysed time and time again to find the real meaning. Don refused to sanction any of the many interpretations, so adding to its mystery.

ℹ️ Useful Information

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

5.30pm: Bars open
7pm: Doors to Sage One
7.30pm – 8pm: Elles Bailey
8.30pm – 10.30pm: Don McLean
11pm: Last orders
Timings are subject to change 

What to expect when you visit us >>

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🚧 Construction works near Sage Gateshead

Site preparation works have now commenced on the NewcastleGateshead Quays development, to the east of Sage Gateshead. This means changes to the South Shore Road Car Park, pedestrian and car routes. Find out more.

VIP Packages

Meet & Greet VIP Package

  • Premium seated ticket within the first 4 rows
  • Preshow meet & greet with Don McLean
  • Photo opportunity with Don McLean – all photos to be taken on customers own cameras
  • Official Bookazine
  • Commemorative VIP Lanyard & Laminate
  • Signed frameable 12inch American Pie album print

Gold VIP Package

  • Premium seated ticket within the first 10 rows
  • Official Bookazine
  • Commemorative VIP Lanyard & Laminate
  • Signed frameable 12inch American Pie album print


All merchandise must be collected on the night of the show, you will receive an email with timings and information within 2 weeks of the event.

Dine with us

Dine With Us

We are delighted that our restaurant is back open!

Pre-concert dining is back! Our restaurant re-opens for the 22/23 season. Why not add dining to your ticket booking? Book online (by using the link below) or through Box Office.

Bookings close at 3pm the day before the concert.

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