A golden anniversary is bringing Neil Diamond to the Twin Cities as part of the Hall of Fame and Grammy-awarding winning singer’s world tour, concert organizers announced Wednesday.
The performer of such hits as “Song Sung Blue,” “Cracklin’ Rosie” and “Sweet Caroline,” Diamond is scheduled to appear May 24 at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul.
Tickets are priced from $39.50 to $149.50 plus fees and go on sale Dec. 9, with American Express cardholders getting an early crack at purchases starting Monday. Visit ticketmaster.com for more information.
Diamond sold out the X in April 2015, working the stage, bouncing to the beat, slow-dancing with himself on ballads and making grand hand and arm gestures.
This tour starts April 7 in Fresno, Calif., and includes stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and Tampa, Fla. Tour dates in Europe are in the works.
The venues are some of the biggest sports arenas in North America, undoubtedly where fans in some of them have for years belted out in unison the “oh, oh, oh” slice of “Sweet Caroline.”
Diamond, 75, has sold more than 125 million albums in his half-century career. More than three dozen tunes have hit the top 40. In 2011, he received the Kennedy Center honor for lifetime achievement to American culture.