Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond is celebrating 50 years in music in appropriate fashion–with a world tour! The Grammy winner will kick off his Anniversary tour in Fresno, CA on April 7 and perform 38 shows throughout North America before wrapping up the tour leg on August 12 in Los Angeles. Europe and U.K. tour dates are expected to be announced at a later time.
Now 75, Diamond began his career in the early 60s primarily as a songwriter, earning writing credits for the hits “I’m a Believer,” “Love to Love,” and “A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You,” all of which were recorded by the Monkees. Diamond then scored a record deal of his own in 1966, which spawned his first top 10 hit as a solo artist with “Cherry, Cherry.” Over the course of his career, Diamond has released a plethora of classic songs including “Red, Red Wine,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” and his most beloved tune, “Sweet Caroline.”
Over the past 50 years, Neil Diamond has released 33 studio albums including his latest, Acoustic Christmas, his fifth holiday effort.
Fans coming out to see the worldwide performances can expect a feel-good show from the industry veteran as he pleases with his greatest hits along with his more recent material. While half a century of performing and growing older can, and has, strain an artist’s voice and their ability to constantly entertain, Diamond has been effective at avoiding this outcome. Luckily for him, the crowds will inevitably help out on his most popular songs, often to the point where he doesn’t even need to lend his vocals for the arena to be booming with thousands of voices singing along.
Diamond has also evolved as an artist throughout the span of his great career. While he has produced some of his best music as a pop/rock artist, his voice and style transitioned to the adult contemporary genre, where he comfortably remains. Soft, acoustic-driven songs make up his recent albums, a style that perfectly suits Diamond at this stage of his career.
No matter which era of his career you prefer, Neil Diamond is sure to please all fans as he embarks on his milestone tour.
Tickets on sale now.