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.
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
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
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