Neil Diamond Announces Huge 50th Anniversary Tour for 2017

rs-171920-photo_neildiamo_300rgbThe singer promises to leave “no song unsung” on the big tour which will include him singing tunes made famous by other people, most notably The Monkees, “I’m a Believer,” which has sold more than 10 million copies.

The tour starts April 7th in Fresno and winds down August 10 & 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum. While some performers are gearing up for, what could be, final tours, Diamond is revved up saying, “People have been loyal and listening to you for years, so you just want to give them everything. Let it all wash over them, and make sure everybody has a great time.”

The 75-year-old singer-songwriter said, “We play all over the United States, North America, and then we will find other places to go.”

Just in 2016 we lost so many great artists like Glenn Frey of the Eagles, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen just to name a few and here’s Neil Diamond feeling energized. He doesn’t need the money – this is what he does. He’s a Grammy winner, in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has sold over 125 million albums and doing his thing on stage is his sweet spot. Who could forget, ‘Hot August Night’ from this month in 1972. One of the best live albums of all time and that opening with late great drummer Dennis St. John pounding on his kit as Lee Holdridge conducted orchestra kicks in that opening crescendo moment. Truly it was a life changing experience at the Greek Theatre. Diamond has repeated that experience many times. If you’ve never seen him, it’s time!

Diamond says, “They can expect me to give everything I possibly can. I will leave no stone unturned, and no song unsung.”

There are almost 40 concerts listed and he said more could be added. – by John Beaudin (TOUR DATES BELOW)

something-blueJohn Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver.

 

 

 

NEIL DIAMOND – THE 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR 

April 7 – Fresno, CA @ SaveMart Center

April 9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena

April 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center

April 14 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center

April 16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Center

April 19 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

April 21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center

April 23 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena

April 26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center

April 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center

April 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena

May 2 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center

May 21 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena

May 24 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

May 26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Banker’s Life Fieldhouse

May 28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center

May 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena

June 2 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

June 4 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena

June 7 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

June 9 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena

June 11 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena

June 15 & 17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

June 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

June 22 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 14 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena

July 16 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

July 18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

July 21 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

July 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

July 26 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena

July 28 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center

July 30 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center

August 2 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center

August 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena

August 8 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center

August 10 & 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

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