Neil Diamond weds his manager ahead of 40th anniversary tour
Neil Diamond is officially off the market after tying the knot with Katie McNeil in a private ceremony Saturday (4/21) in Los Angeles.
Yesterday, the legendary crooner announced the news via Twitter. "Katie and I got married last night, we wish you all could've been there. It was magical! Love, Neil," the tweet read. Diamond also unveiled news of the September engagement via the same social media platform.
This is the third marriage for Diamond, 71, and the first for McNeil, 42, according to CBS News. The pair met in 2009, during the production of the documentary, "Neil Diamond: Hot August Night/NYC."
Diamond is a little more than a month away from the June 1 kick-off of his impending North American trek, which begins with a performance in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Since last check, more California dates have been added to the run, which now includes five shows at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre.
The recently-inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer played seven sold-out nights at the Greek in the summer of 1971, and the following August he sold out 10 shows at the venue. The 1972 run spawned the double-live album "Hot August Night," which spent 29 weeks at No. 1 on the album chart. (Diamond also recorded a second live album, 1977's "Love at the Greek," at the same venue.)
The 30-city outing pushes through a Sept. 1 appearance in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the entire excursion are on sale now via Ticketmaster.
1 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
3 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
6 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
8, 10 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
14 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
16 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
18 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
21 - Montreal, British Columbia - Bell Centre
23 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
26 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
28 - London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre
1 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
3 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
6 - Chicago, IL - United Center
8 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
11 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
13 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Credit Union Centre
16 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
18 - Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome
21 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena
23 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
26 - Broomfield, CO - 1stBank Center
28 - Salt Lake City, UT - Rio Tinto Stadium
7 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
11- Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
14 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
16, 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
21 - Anaheim, CA - Anaheim Honda Center
23, 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
27 - Sacramento, CA - Power Balance Pavilion
29 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
1 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena