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Neil Diamond to play Belfast concert as part of 50 Year Anniversary World Tour

Grammy award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member, Neil Diamond will be extending his 50th anniversary tour to the UK and Europe in 2017.

The announcement was made on Diamond's birthday on Tuesday.

Live Nation and MCD Productions announced that celebrating his unparalleled career, the tour will begin in Zurich on September 13th before coming to the UK in October for six stunning arena dates.

He will play Belfast's SSE Arena on Sunday October 8 and 3Arena Dublin on Tuesday October 10.

Michael Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment said: “Neil Diamond is more than just a music icon. His singular artistry and talent has left an indelible mark on American culture and has helped shape the sound of popular music for five decades.

“Live Nation is honoured to be a part of bringing his 50 year anniversary tour to fans around the world.”

In addition to his upcoming tour, UME and Capitol Music Group have announced the March 31 release of Neil Diamond: The 50th Anniversary Collection, a celebratory music package that includes 50 songs that range 50 years in Diamond’s career.

Under the supervision of Diamond, the anniversary set includes his own handpicked songs and a carefully curated 50 page booklet with new liner notes.

Throughout an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career, Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums.

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honours bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe award, 13 Grammy nominations and 2009’s NARAS MusiCares Person of the Year award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.

TOUR DATES:

SEPTEMBER 2017

WEDNESDAY 13th     HALLENSTADION                 ZURICH

SATURDAY    16TH     SAP ARENA                           MANNHEIM

TUESDAY      19TH     STADTHALLE                        VIENNA

THURSDAY   21ST     OLYMPIAHALLE                    MUNICH

SATURDAY    23RD     ZIGGO DOME                       AMSTERDAM

TUESDAY      26TH     BARCLAYCARD ARENA      HAMBURG

THURSDAY   28TH     SPORTPALEIS                      ANTWERP

OCTOBER 2017

SUNDAY        1ST       ARENA                                   MANCHESTER

TUESDAY      3RD       SSE HYDRO                         GLASGOW

THURSDAY   5TH       FIRST DIRECT ARENA        LEEDS

SUNDAY        8TH       SSE ARENA                          BELFAST

TUESDAY      10TH     3ARENA                                 DUBLIN

FRIDAY          13TH     BARCLAYCARD ARENA     BIRMINGHAM

TUESDAY      17TH     O2 ARENA                             LONDON

Tickets are on-sale from 10am on Friday 27th January and are available from:

The SSE Arena, Belfast Box Office:

Tel. 028 90 739074

Book on Line: www.ssearenabelfast.com

In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide

By Telephone (24 Hour): Northern Ireland - 0844 277 44 55

Book On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie

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