Neil Diamond brings tour to the Forum on Oct. 24


Neil Diamond brings tour to the Forum on Oct. 24

Article published on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008
ST. PETERSBURG – To the delight of his millions of fans, legendary singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond will return to concert stages this summer for a 37-city North American tour, promoted nationally by AEG Live. Fans can catch

With a four-decade long career that has seen more than 125 million records sold worldwide, 36 Top 40 hits, a Grammy, a Golden Globe and thousands of sold-out shows all over the globe, Neil Diamond has finally reached No. 1 in the U.S. and U.K. charts. Forty-two years since his debut album The Feel of Neil Diamond, the Official U.K. Chart Company says that his Home Before Dark album has broken a record.

The 2008 summer “Home Before Dark” tour will deliver a familiar yet unique fan experience featuring amazing production, innovative stage design and, of course, an unparalleled set list of Diamond’s most beloved hits. In addition to classics such as ”Sweet Caroline,” ”I’m a Believer,” and ”Cherry, Cherry,” Diamond will perform new, never before performed live songs from his album, Home Before Dark, his second collaboration with renowned producer Rick Rubin.

Like all great Neil Diamond albums, Home Before Dark is a powerful work, crossing generational lines with an extraordinary range and level of songcraft. Imbued with the same style of inspired melodies that has made his music so enduring, the album’s highlights include the stunning lead single ”Pretty Amazing Grace” and a striking duet with the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines entitled ”Another Day (That Time Forgot).” The new collection was written by Diamond and recorded in Los Angeles with guitarist Mike Campbell, keyboardist Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), bassist/acoustic guitarist Smokey Hormel and guitarist Matt Sweeney. The album will also be available as a deluxe version that includes two bonus tracks and a DVD with rare footage of Diamond in the studio.

Diamond’s prolific body of work includes ”You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” (the powerful duet with Barbra Streisand), ”I Am, I Said” and ”Cracklin’ Rosie,” as well as hits from his album and movie The Jazz Singer (”America,” ”Love on the Rocks”) and from his acclaimed 2005 album 12 Songs. The album marked his first project with Rubin, which entered the Billboard Top 200 at No. 4 – marking Diamond’s highest-charting debut to date – and offered a stripped-down, emotionally honest and passionately compelling approach that continues on Home Before Dark.

Tickets are $55, $85 and $120 and available at the McDonald’s Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum and all Ticketmaster Outlets including FYE. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at 813-287-8844 or 727-898-2100. Prices do not include service charges.

For more information, call 813-301-2500 or visit www.stpetetimesforum.com. Advanced parking passes are available at www.ticketmaster.com and the McDonald’s Box Office.

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