Iconic singer-songwriter Neil Diamond will spend the majority of 2015 out on the road, delivering his globally-renowned hit singles like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Longfellow Serenade,” “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon,” and many more.
Mr. Diamond will kick off the journey on February 27 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, mixing things up with a string of dates across the States and Canada until May 31 and the performance in Denver, Colorado. Some of the remaining stops include Seattle, Vancouver, San Diego, Austin, Chicago and many more. Additionally, Neil will make somewhat of an odd stop in Mexico to perform in Granjas Mexico on April 23.
After taking about two weeks off, the musician will shift to Europe for a string of 17 dates between June 17 and July 23. One of the stops includes a two-night performance at the prestigious O2 Arena in London.
Finally, the “Solitary Man” hit-maker will visit the land down under in October. The Australian tour is scheduled to begin on October 19 featuring a total of 10 dates across the continuant. The final date will see the legendary musician rocking the Sydney Olympic Park on November 9.
Neil Diamond Cheap/Discounted Tickets 2015
Neil Diamond Tour Schedule 2015
#Feb 27, 8:00PM, Allentown (PA), PPL Center#
#Mar 01, 8:00PM, Allentown (PA), PPL Center#
#Mar 04, 7:00PM, London (Canada), Budweiser Gardens#
#Mar 07, 8:00PM, Ottawa (Canada), Canadian Tire Centre#
#Mar 10, 8:00PM, Providence (RI), Dunkin Donuts Center#
#Mar 13, 8:00PM, Uncasville (CT), Mohegan Sun Arena#
#Mar 15, 8:00PM, Philadelphia (PA), Wells Fargo Center#
#Mar 18, 8:00PM, Columbus (OH), Schottenstein Center#
#Mar 20, 8:00PM, Auburn Hills (MI), Palace Of Auburn Hills#
#Mar 23, 8:00PM, Boston (MA), TD Garden#
#Mar 26, 8:00PM, Brooklyn (NY), Barclays Center#
#Mar 28, 8:00PM, Uncasville (CT), Mohegan Sun Arena#
#Mar 31, 8:00PM, Buffalo (NY), First Niagara Center#
#Apr 02, 8:00PM, Toronto (Canada), Air Canada Centre#
#Apr 04, 8:00PM, Washington (DC), Verizon Center#
#Apr 07, 8:00PM, Pittsburgh (PA), Consol Energy Center#
#Apr 09, 8:00PM, Milwaukee (WI), BMO Harris Bradley Center#
#Apr 12, 8:00PM, Saint Paul (MN), Xcel Energy Center#
#Apr 14, 8:00PM, Chicago (IL), United Center#
#Apr 17, 7:00PM, Indianapolis (IN), Bankers Life Fieldhouse#
#Apr 19, 7:30PM, Austin (TX), Frank Erwin Center#
#Apr 26, 7:30PM, Kansas City (MO), Sprint Center#
#Apr 30, 8:00PM, Saskatoon (Canada), SaskTel Centre#
#May 02, 8:00PM, Calgary (Canada), Scotiabank Saddledome#
#May 05, 8:00PM, Edmonton (Canada), Rexall Place#
#May 07, 8:00PM, Vancouver (Canada), Rogers Arena#
#May 10, 7:30PM, Seattle (WA), Key Arena#
#May 12, 8:00PM, San Jose (CA), SAP Center#
#May 15, 7:00PM, San Diego (CA), Valley View Casino Center#
#May 17, 8:00PM, Las Vegas (NV), Mandalay Bay – Events Center#
#May 19, 8:00PM, Los Angeles (CA), Hollywood Bowl#
#May 23, 8:00PM, Los Angeles (CA), Hollywood Bowl#
#May 26, 7:30PM, Houston (TX), Toyota Center#
#May 28, 8:00PM, Dallas (TX), American Airlines Center#
#May 31, 8:00PM, Denver (CO), Pepsi Center#
#Jun 17, 8:00PM, Koln (Germany), Lanxess Arena#
#Jul 01, 8:00PM, Belfast (United Kingdom), Odyssey Arena#
#Jul 03, 6:30PM, Dublin (Ireland), 3Arena#
#Oct 19, 7:00PM, Auckland (New Zealand), Vector Arena#
The grand musical journey of possibly the world’s greatest songwriter of all time, Neil Diamond, began back in the year of 1962, as the young New York native took a major detour from his lifelong ambition of becoming a biologist.
What makes Mr. Diamond stand out is the aspect of being quite a prolific artist. Throughout the years, he constantly kept churning out various efforts, never taking more than four years to release a new record, and typically taking no more than two years.
To date, Neil had unveiled a total of 32 studio albums, as well as numerous live records and greatest hits compilations. In total, he has amassed 37 Top 40 hits and sold over 125 million albums around the globe, making him one of the top-selling artists of all time.
His first album, “The Feel of Neil Diamond,” saw its release in 1966 to relatively small success. The record was never even certified gold and merely marked the beginning of a stellar career.
Proving on one hand that topping the charts is no mean feat, as well as that No. 1 spots aren’t the most important factor in the music realm, Diamond achieved his first No. 1 US record in 2008. However, it is well worth noting that he has a major success by that time.
So let’s take a step back to Neil’s first crucial releases. Unveiled in 1970, “Tap Root Manuscript” featured a hit single “Cracklin’ Rose,” and was ultimately certified platinum.
In general, Mr. Diamond is an artists known for delivering hit singles, rather than hit albums. The mentioned sale figures have made him the third most successful artist in history of US Billboard charts, lagging behind only Elton John and Barbra Streisand.
Some of his hits have reached fame through Neil’s own performance, most notably “Song Sung Blue,” “Longfellow Serenade,” “I’ve Been This Way Before”, “If You Know What I Mean,” “Desiree,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “America,” “Yesterday’s Songs,” “Heartlight,” and “I’m a Believer.”
Some of his songs on the other hand, have reached fame after being covered by other artists. For example, “Solitary Man” became a hit of both Finnish heavy rockers HIM and all-time American favorite Johnny Cash. Furthermore, Urge Overkill’s rendition of “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” became a staple tune of Quentin Tarantino’s movies after it was used in “Pulp Fiction.”
Led by hit number “America,” 1980’s “The Jazz Singer” became Diamond’s best-selling effort to date, moving over 5 million units in the US alone.
What makes Neil additionally stand out from his peers is the fact that he never fully sunk into the world of nostalgia acts. Not only does he keep releasing studio albums on a regular basis, but he also keeps a tight tour schedule every year, making sure to always deliver something fresh and vibrant to the audience. As he once noted, “yesterday’s gone and now all I want is a smile.”