Neil Diamond Blackpool concert
Updated: 1 December 2014
Neil Diamond has announced a special outdoor concert at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road Stadium as part of his 2015 tour of the UK and Ireland.
The gig will take place on 23 July and will mark the end of his European tour. Neil Diamond is set to play arenas in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Leeds throughout July.
Fans will be treated to a career-spanning set from the singer – just think Sweet Caroline, Carcklin’ Rosie and Song Sung Blue – as well as songs from his latest release, Melody Road.
New Neil Diamond UK dates added
Updated: 14 November 2014
Neil Diamond extends his 2015 UK tour with new shows in Birmingham and Leeds.
The legendary bard who is responsible for such classic tracks as Sweet Caroline, Cherry Cherry and Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon is returning to his UK fans in July.
Initally announced dates received such great response that Neil Diamond has now extended his UK stint with an additional date in Birmingham (11 July) and a show in Leeds on 21 July.
The now seven-date Neil Diamond Tour 2015 kicks off at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on 7 July before continuing at the Manchester Arena (9 July), Birmingham's LG Arena (11 and 21 July), London's The O2 (14 and 16 July) and a final UK show at the First Direct Arena in Leeds (21 July).
Neil Diamond extends tour
Updated: 22 October 2014
Following huge demand to see the star, Neil Diamond has extended his tour to include a second date in London.
Diamond’s tour of the UK and Ireland will now come to an end with two huge shows at London’s The O2 arena on 14 and 16 July 2015.
The Neil Diamond Tour 2015 will also visit Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham during summer 2015 and is set to be a celebration of his biggest hits and more recent releases.
Catch him on tour with tickets now on sale to hear classics such as Sweet Caroline, Love On The Rocks, Red Red Wine and those from his new album Melody Road.
Neil Diamond UK and Ireland tour
Updated: 14 October 2014
The American musician is returning to UK and Irish shores to play six dates during June and July 2015.
Neil Diamond will be bringing his extensive back catalogue of smash hits from the past four decades including Sweet Caroline, Cherry Cherry and Song Sung Blue along with his newest releases to arenas in 2015.
Diamond will be stopping off in Belfast and Dublin before heading to London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester during his stay in the UK. Full tour dates and Neil Diamond tickets can be found below.
The tour is in support of his brand new release, Melody Road, which is Diamond’s first album with Capitol Records.
About Neil Diamond
From Sweet Caroline to Cherry, Cherry the list of hits by the legendary singer is limitless.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Neil Diamond’s music career started during the 1960s when he landed his first ever recording contract as duo with his friend from high school, Jack Parker. However, Diamond and Parker were not to be as their two singles were far from a success.
Going it alone, Diamond landed another recording contract. This time he was signed to Columbia Records. Sadly it turned out to be another miss for Diamond as radio plays and sales form his first single were disappointing, despite receiving initial praise for the track.
Diamond went on to pursue a songwriting career. Finally, he was starting to make progress in the music industry. Despite writing a lot of the songs originally for himself it was other artists who recorded and enjoyed initial success with his tracks.
From The Monkees who enjoyed hits with I’m A Believer and A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You to Elvis Presley who recorded Sweet Caroline; Diamond had established himself as a songwriter.
He went to sign to Bert Bern’s Bang Records in 1966 and it was here that he enjoyed his first hit, Solitary Man. What followed were some of Diamond’s most-loved tracks including Kentucky Woman and Cherry Cherry.
Diamond left Bang Records and signed to Uni Records in 1968. However, it came with difficulties and a lawsuit ensued. Diamond didn’t receive ownership of his recordings until 1977.
During the 1970s Diamond was at his peak. He recorded his classic tracks such as Sweet Caroline, Song Sung Blue, I Am… I Said. He was a favourite to see live on stage with tickets selling out to a number of his live shows and tours. It was during this time he became known for wearing bright, loud shirts, often just so the audience could see him.
Diamond has since gone on to become one of the world’s biggest –selling artists, selling over 125 million records, and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Despite earning so many accolades, Diamond shows no sign of slowing down. The singer-songwriter signed with a brand new label, Capital Records, in 2014. He will release Melody Records, his first album with the new label, during October 2014. The record was produced by Don Was and Jacknife Lee and is Diamond’s 32nd studio album.