Sunday, 25 February, 2018


Neil Diamond Cancels Tour Dates & Announces Retirement Following Parkinson's Diagnosis

Neil Diamond performs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in October 2015 Neil Diamond performs at Forsyth Barr Stadium in October 2015
Hannah Rogers | 23 January, 2018, 08:20

NEIL Diamond has cancelled his Australian tour after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

"Legendary singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond today announced his retirement from touring due to his recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease", a statement on Diamond's website said. Stay with KSFY News both on air and online for the latest.

The cancelled concerts were to be a part of his 50th anniversary tour.

Doctors told Diamond, who turns 77 tomorrow, he must retire from touring immediately. "My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows".

"I spent eight years trying to get my music heard", Diamond said on stage at the time, recalling his start on Tin Pan Alley in New York City.

Credit & Debit Card: Tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be refunded in full (including your ticket insurance premium, if relevant) and you do not need to take any action.

While he's ending his touring, Diamond can be seen again at the upcoming Grammy Awards as Billboard notes he's been named by the Recording Academy as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Tina Turner and Queen. My thanks go out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world.

Diamond's 50th Anniversary tour launched last April and carried on for over 50 dates across the USA and Europe. "You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement", he said. "This ride has been 'so good, so good, so good, ' thanks to you", he continued, referencing his 1969 hit "'Sweet Caroline".

Fans who bought tickets will be automatically generated refunds.

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