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He cancels the remainder of his tour dates over new diagnosis.
Thousands of fans waiting to see Neil Diamond live in concert will be left permanently disappointed as the singer announces his sudden retirement from touring in the wake of some unfortunate health concerns. Despite this, he will continue to record music from the comfort of the studio.
Neil Diamond performing live in NYC
The 76-year-old has been forced to cancel the remaining Australia and New Zealand dates for his 50th Anniversary tour following his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. His health has been making it particularly difficult to travel and perform in recent months, and it was on doctor's orders that he decided to end his show run at this point.
Continue reading: Health Problems Spark Early Retirement For Neil Diamond
Diamond will play six UK arena dates beginning in September.
Legendary singer Neil Diamond celebrated his 76th birthday on Tuesday, January 24, by announcing the European leg of his 50th anniversary tour.
Diamond will begin his European tour in Zurich on September 13, before hitting the UK in October for six arena dates, including stops in Manchester and London. In November Diamond announced the North American leg of the tour, with 39 dates beginning in April.
Neil Diamond has announced the European leg of his 50th anniversary tour
Ian Graham - Neil Diamond superfan Ian Graham has a busy year planned as he will follow the Sweet Caroline star to 18 concerts across Europe and two in the US in 2015. He's spent almost £250,000 going to Neil Diamond gigs across the world, his four cats are named after his songs, he has NLD (Neil Leslie Diamond) as his car number plate, his loft is bursting with memorabilia and he's met the great man several times. And the concert 60-year-old Ian is most excited about this year is Blackpool as it's the last night of the UK leg of the World Tour and is his only open-air gig while in the UK. Ian, who lives in Sutton just outside London, has been following Mr Diamond since 1971 and when he visits Blackpool on 23 July it will be his 230th concert - in fact he has only missed four UK gigs since his first in 1971. For wife Jenny the Blackpool concert marks her 100th gig. Retired police officer Ian first discovered his love of Neil Diamond when he heard a song played by him at a Hearts FC match in Edinburgh in 1968. Speaking about his love of all things Neil Diamond, Ian, 60, said 2015 is going to be a great year for him and other fans. He said: "I just love everything about him. On stage he's this great flamboyant character who entertains everyone and then when you meet him off stage he comes across as this great genuine guy. "I have been lucky enough to meet Neil and he is so good to his fans and really appreciates the support." Ian is always easy to spot at Neil Diamond concerts as he wears a specially designed jumper with a frog logo and the words "Neil Diamond, the frog who dreamed of becoming a King." "I get recognised by this jumper as I wear it to every concert," added Ian. "It's very symbolic to me as the words are taken from a line in 'I am, I said'. "I'll be wearing it at Blackpool as I will on every other night of the tour this year. It's great that the last night of the UK tour is in Blackpool at a new venue that is open air. Every Ne - Sutton, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015
After signing to Capitol Records earlier this year, Neil Diamond now returns with 'Melody Road'.
Neil Diamond is about to unleash his 32nd studio album in the form of 'Melody Road'; his first collection of original material in six years and featuring the talents of acclaimed producers Don Was and Jacknife Lee.
'Melody Road' is Neil Diamond's first original collection in 6 years
The album marks his first release through Capitol Records after more than thirty years releasing on Columbia. Since his first release in 1966, Diamond has remained a staple on both the UK and US music scene, with his last album (aside from covers record 'Dreams' and festival collection 'A Cherry Cherry Christmas') 'Home Before Dark' reaching Platinum status and landing the number one chart spot in both countries. It only bodes well for 'Melody Road'.
Continue reading: Neil Diamond To Unveil His Capitol Records Debut 'Melody Road'
And she doesn't even like Diamond that much...
A maths teacher from Lighthorne, south Warwickshire in England was surprised to see that her phone bill soared to £2,609.31 ($4361.46) after downloading The Best of Neil Diamond from iTunes – usually an £8.99 ($15) album – while on holiday in South Africa with her boyfriend.
Neil Diamond's good, but is is £2,600 good?
"It was a lunchtime get-together with my boyfriend's family at a house where we were staying near the Kruger National Park. I'd had a bit of wine but not too much,” explained Katie Bryan.
Continue reading: Sweet Caroline! £2,600 For A Neil Diamond Album!?
Singers Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond have led the 'Capitol Fourth' celebrations in Washington DC to great success.
In a display of unrivalled patriotism, timeless icons Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond graced Washington DC's National Mall to help celebrate Independence Day, performing in front of thousands of fans and TV viewers.
Singer Barry Manilow Gives A Sideways Look.
The audience were also treated to acclaimed composer John Williams conducting scores from Steven Spielberg's Lincoln movie, with a special video introduction from the director himself and the National Symphony Orchestra lending their unique talents, according to Billboard.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will attend a hearing in Hawaii on Friday (February 8, 2013) for discussions on a bill that would limit people's freedom to take photographs and videos of celebrities. Hawaii's Senate Judiciary Committee plans to consider the so called 'Steven Tyler Act' this morning - the first time in which lawmakers will discuss the bill publically.
A publicist for the former American Idol judge - one of the most recognizable men on the planet - told the Associated Press that Tyler has submitted written testimony supporting the proposal, which would allow celebrities to collect damages from someone who takes photographs in an offensive way. Tyler certainly has some big hitters on-side, including Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Neil Diamond, Tommy Lee and the Osbourne family. "Providing a remedy to the often-egregious acts of the paparazzi is a very notable incentive to purchase property or vacation on the islands," the stars say, "Not only would this help the local economy, but it would also help ensure the safety of the general public, which can be threatened by crowds of cameramen or dangerous high-speed car chases." The proposal is perhaps all the more relevant following the recent death of a photographer in Los Angeles who was attempting to snap pictures of Justin Bieber.
Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie says he supports the intent of the bill, though warns it may needed refining. Opponents simply say the bill could be unconstitutional.
Continue reading: No Pictures Please! Steven Tyler Leads The Fight Against Paparazzi
Alas, my prayers were not answered. Saving Silverman is an often-funny farce -- and probably the best comedy we're going to see until the summer -- but it's a poor imitation of some much better movies, desperately longing to be Woody Allen while ending up as Adam Sandler.
Continue reading: Saving Silverman Review
Unfortunately, the Band's music didn't have much influence on the way future music would develop. But The Last Waltz, a concert film of the Band's 1976 farewell performance, remains an essential artwork. The film is a reminder that while they lasted, the Band (guitarist Robbie Robertson, drummer Levon Helm, keyboardists Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel, and bassist Rick Danko) was as good as any group in rock history.
Continue reading: The Last Waltz Review
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