Neil Diamond is taking his greatest hits on the road this coming summer on tour. Now, with the release of when and where he’ll be playing, you can get your tickets. Local Washington DC residents will be thrilled to learn he’s coming to the Verizon Center. And, we’ve got all of the national dates as well!
NEIL DIAMOND TAKES HIS GREATEST HITS ON THE ROAD IN
HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED 2012 NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR
THE VERY BEST OF NEIL DIAMOND â€“ THE ORIGINAL STUDIO RECORDINGS
Set for Release December 6th
Tour Date Set for Verizon Center on June 14
Washington, D.C. – Rock and pop icon Neil Diamond, a 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree, will take his greatest hits on the road on a much-anticipated North American tour kicking off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 1stand including a stop five shows into the tour on June 14th in Washington, D.C. at Verizon Center. The tour will close in Las Vegas on September 1st. The 2012 tour will feature all of Neil Diamond’s classic favorites. Most markets will go on sale to the public beginning at 10:00AM on Monday, December 5th and all Canadian dates will go on sale at 10:00AM on Monday, December 12th (see below for routing and on-sale information). Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, NeilDiamond.comand local box offices.
In 2012 Neil Diamond will perform in select venues for the first time, including the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on June 8th. He will return to the DTE Energy Music Theater in Detroit, Michigan for his first time in nearly 20 years. VIP Packages will also be available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit: www.VIPNation.com
In addition, Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings recently announced that he will release THE VERY BEST OF NEIL DIAMOND – THE ORIGINAL STUDIO RECORDINGS on December 6th. The album will feature 23 of the most popular hits and signature tracks from America’s quintessential singer-songwriter. This is the first Neil Diamond collection to draw from the artist’s complete studio discography and includes tracks such as â€œForever In Blue Jeans,â€ â€œCherry, Cherry,â€ â€œSweet Caroline,â€ â€œI’m A Believer,â€ â€œGirl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon, â€ â€œYou Don’t Bring Me Flowers,â€ â€œRed, Red Wine,â€ â€œAmericaâ€ and many more.
Diamond will make a string of high profile media appearances in addition to being a Kennedy Center Honoree on December 27th. He will also perform at the 85th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Today Show, NBC’s Tree Lighting at Rockefeller and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
|June 1||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||BankAtlantic Center||Dec. 12|
|June 3||Tampa, FL||St. Pete Times Forum||Dec. 5|
|June 6||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena||Dec. 5|
|June 8||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater||Dec. 5|
|June 14||Washington, DC||Verizon Center||Dec. 5|
|June 16||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena||Dec. 5|
|June 18||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center||Dec. 5|
|June 21||Montreal, BC||Bell Centre||Dec. 12|
|June 23||Boston, MA||TD Garden||Dec. 5|
|June 26||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre||Dec. 12|
|June 28||London, ON||John Labatt Centre||Dec. 12|
|July 1||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena||Dec. 5|
|July 3||Detroit, MIO||DTE Energy Music Theatre||Dec. 5|
|July 6||Chicago, IL||United Center||Dec. 5|
|July 8||Milwaukee, WI||Summerfest||Dec. 10|
|July 11||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center||Dec. 5|
|July 13||Saskatoon, SK||Credit Union Centre||Dec. 12|
|July 16||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place||Dec. 12|
|July 18||Calgary, AB||Scotiabank Saddledome||Dec. 12|
|July 21||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena||Dec. 12|
|July 26||Seattle, WA||Key Arena||Dec. 5|
|July 28||Salt Lake City, UT||Rio Tinto Stadium||Dec. 5|
|August 07||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion||Dec. 5|
|August 29||Phoenix, AZ||US Airways Center||Dec. 5|
|September 1||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand Garden Arena||Dec. 5|
ABOUT NEIL DIAMOND
Across a musical career spanning nearly five decades, Neil Diamond has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide, with a remarkable track record of 16 Top Ten albums, and 37 Top Ten singles. A Grammy Award-winning artist, Neil Diamond has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. Among Diamond’s many other honors, he has received a Golden Globe Award, 12 Grammy nominations and was named the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year.