Don McLean Postpones 2016 Australian Tour

26 February 2016 | 2:41 pm | Staff Writer

US veteran pulls out of Bluesfest.

Veteran US singer/songwriter Don McLean has today officially postponed his upcoming Australian tour dates, as well as his appearance at this year's Bluesfest, until 2017. 

A statement released by McLean's representatives reads, "Don McLean graciously accepts the willingness of the promoter to postpone the current tour to exactly the same time in 2017 in order to allow Don McLean and his family time to work at reuniting.

"This is an unprecedented moment in the family history. Don McLean thanks all his fans for their patience and love and he looks forward to seeing them next year."

The announcement comes just weeks after the 70-year-old musician was arrested and charged with misdemeanour domestic violence.

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Ticket holders seeking refunds from McLean's headline shows will receive a full refund from point of purchase within seven days, while punters in possession of tickets to the Tasmania performance are asked to contact their point of purchase. 

Bluesfest ticket holders who wish to change their single day tickets can do so from today until Friday, 11 March, by calling 02 6685 8310.

For more details on this year's Bluesfest, head to the event website or click on our dedicated festivals tab.