NEIL DIAMOND LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN SOUTH AFRICA
Port Elizabeth on Friday 8 April 2011
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Algoa FM and Big Concerts are incredibly excited to announce that Neil Diamond will be performing LIVE in South Africa for the very first time during April 2011. One of the most anticipated live music events ever seen on these shores, Neil Diamond will be performing four shows in the new stadiums built for the FIFA Soccer World Cup –including the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
The tour kicks off on the 2nd of April at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, 5th April at the Moses Mabhida Stadium Durban, 8th April at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth and ending on 11th April at the Cape Town Stadium.
Algoa FM Programme Director Alfie Jay says: “We are just thrilled at the prospect of hosting an artist of this calibre in the Eastern Cape during our 25th birthday celebrations – Neil Diamond is a legendary songwriter.” Over the course of a career that kicked in with the rush of “Cherry Cherry” in 1966 and continues to crescendo nearly four decades later, Neil Diamond has never failed to surprise and delight fans with fresh approaches to music that moves him the most deeply. Across the years, his songs and his unmistakable voice continue transforming his concerts into nothing less than standing room only communal celebrations, intimate encounters between the artist and his millions of fans. He has sold over 120 million albums and set box office records at major venues all over the world.
Across a musical career stretching nearly 50 years, Neil Diamond has sold more than 128 million albums worldwide. He has charted a staggering 37 Top 10 singles and 18 Top 10 albums. In September 2010, it was announced that Neil Diamond is nominated for The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His last studio album, “Home Before Dark” (2008), debuted at #1 in the U.S. and internationally. His 2009 DVD, “Hot August Night/ NYC,” has been certified double platinum. A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honours bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award and 12 Grammy nominations. He was NARAS’s 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year.
Tickets available at Computicket from 09:00am on Saturday 9th October 2010. http://www.computicket.com or 0839158000.