Get excited, Diamond Heads! Neil Diamond has announced he’ll be “Coming to America” (as well as Canada and Mexico) next year. The “Cracklin’ Rosie” singer will be kicking things off at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA, on February 27. From there, it’s a run up into Canada and New England. He’ll play the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on March 15, followed by shows in Ohio and Michigan before a run through the Northeast with shows in Brooklyn, Toronto, Washington DC and Pittsburg. After playing the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee on April 9, the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer will make his way through the Midwest, followed by shows in Austin, TX, and then Mexico City. He’ll start a leg through Canada in early May and eventually end up in the Pacific Northwest, playing a show in Seattle on May 10. After that, he’ll play his way down through California, ending up at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on May 19. He’ll then play a couple more shows in Texas and close out the tour at the Pepsi Center in Denver on May 31.
Rising to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970, Neil Diamond is one of the most renowned singer-songwriters in the world. His records have sold over 125 million copies around the world and he’s penned ten number one singles. His music is so iconic that even though he was born and raised in New York, his song “Sweet Caroline” has become an anthem for the Big Apple’s rival city Boston. Not even Bruce Springsteen or Billy Joel can make such a claim.