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Don McLean postpones tour after domestic violence allegation

Veteran singer Don McLean has postponed his upcoming Australian tour to focus on his family in the wake of his domestic violence arrest in January (16).
The American Pie singer was slapped with a charge of misdemeanour domestic violence following an alleged dispute with his wife Patrisha at their home in Maine, and further counts of “terrorizing, criminal threatening, criminal restraint, criminal mischief, and obstructing the reporting of a crime” were added earlier this month (Feb16).
McLean has pleaded not guilty to the allegations, and he and his wife are trying to work on their marriage and put the incident behind them.
He has now postponed his 10-date tour Down Under to give him time to rebuild relationships with his family, according to a statement, which 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 tour was scheduled to begin in Hobart, Australia on 14 March (16). All dates have been moved back exactly a year.
After he was charged, McLean wrote a series of tweets about his personal life, which read, “This last year and especially now have been hard emotional times for my wife my children and me (sic)… What is occurring is the very painful breakdown of an almost 30 year relationship. Our hearts are broken and we must carry on. There are no winners or losers but I am not a villain…”

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