Announced Retirement

From Concert Touring Austrailian & New Zealand 









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“It 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.”

“My 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.”

 

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My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world.

You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement.

This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”

 

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Legendary Artist NEIL DIAMOND

Looks Forward To Write, Record & Pursue New Projects

 

Monday, January 22, 2018 – This statement was released to the press

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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.