From Concert Touring Austrailian
& New Zealand
is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from
concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public
for the past 50 years,” said Neil Diamond.”
sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come
to the upcoming shows. This is not my choice but is inevitable due to the
progression of Parkinson’s disease. I plan to remain active in writing,
recording and other projects for a long time to come.”
thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world.
will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement.
ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”
Legendary Artist NEIL DIAMOND
Looks Forward To Write, Record & Pursue New Projects
Monday, January 22, 2018 – This statement
was released to the press
2017 Arch Angel
Concerts with Photo Credit: Andreas Terlaak
Legendary singer, songwriter and
performer Neil Diamond announced Monday of his retirement from touring due to
his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. The onset of the disease has
made it difficult to travel and perform on a large scale basis but will
allow Diamond to continue his writing, recording and development of new
projects. Based on his doctors’ advice, the third leg of Diamond’s 50th Anniversary
tour, set to land in Australia and New Zealand, March 2018, has been cancelled.
The Australia and New Zealand leg of
the 50th Anniversary Tour (announced by TEG DAINTY in November,
2017) was scheduled to visit a number of outdoor stadiums as well as arena and
winery shows in Australia and New Zealand. This would have been the third leg
of the 50th Anniversary tour with Diamond selling out shows in
the U.S. and Europe throughout 2017.
Neil Diamond celebrates his 77th
birthday Wednesday, January 24th. Another acknowledgement of Diamond’s
greatest gift to the world for fifty years, will be Friday, January 26th
at the Recording Academy, when Neil Diamond will be honored with its
prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.