Neil Diamond tour adds an anniversary gig at L.A.'s Greek Theatre
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of his landmark live album "Hot August Night," which was recorded during a 1971 run at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Neil Diamond has booked a pair of August gigs at the same venue.
The newly confirmed shows are set for Aug. 16 and 18, and tickets go on sale to the public on March 5, according to a press release.
Diamond 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.)
As previously announced, Diamond kicks off an extensive round of touring June 1 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and is scheduled to visit more than 25 cities by summer's end.
Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.
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, 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre (on sale 3/5)
29 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
1 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena