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.