Neil Diamond's golden anniversary tour comes to country Victoria

Neil Diamond. Photo: Micah Diamond
Neil Diamond. Photo: Micah Diamond

Neil Diamond is bringing his 50-year anniversary world tour to country Victoria in 2018.

The Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee will perform all his hits at Sutton Grange Winery, near Castlemaine, on March 31. He also has a date at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on April 23.

Diamond has sold more than 130 million albums and is one of the most successful recording artists in the world.

His most popular songs include Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry, Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon, Holly Holy, Sweet Caroline, Kentucky Woman, I Am … I Said and Song Sung Blue. 

His soundtrack album for the film The Jazz Singer – which he starred in – featured some of his most noted and celebrated works including Love on the Rocks, Hello Again and America.

 In 2011 Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honour for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.

Tickets go on sale at 2pm on Thursday, November 16.

Go to tegdainty.com or Ticketmaster for details.

The 1960s was a good decade in the life of Neil Diamond, who was 25 when he released his debut album The Feel of Neil Diamond in 1966.

By the end of the decade, Diamond, who will bring his 50th anniversary tour to Australia next March and April, had released three more albums and numerous songs that would stand the test of time. 

Solitary Man, Sweet Caroline, Shilo and Holy Holy were among the songs that would establish Neil Diamond as a star on the rise, while Cracklin' Rosie, Kentucky Woman and Song Sung Blue would deliver on the promise of more to come. 

As the '70s unfolded and Diamond became a star on stage as well as one of the biggest recording artists in the world, his You Don't Bring Me Flowers duet with Barbara Streisand, Desiree and Love On the Rocks propelled him even higher in the entertainment universe.

Fifty-two years since his debut album, Diamond's hugely successful anniversary tour will play nine Australian dates, including Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena on March 27 and Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on April 3. His outdoor shows will include Sutton Grange Winery, near Castlemaine, on March 31, and the Hunter Valley's Roche Estate on April 7. The 76-year-old will also perform in Brisbane, Townsville, Adelaide and Perth. 

In more recent years Diamond's star was officially recognised on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and he performed to a crowd of more than 100,0000 at the Glastonbury Festival. Over his long career he has sold 130 million albums. 

Tickets go on sale from 2pm on Thursday, November 16.

For more information, head here. Ticket pre-sales from telstra.com/neildiamond open at 2pm on Tuesday, November 14.

The NZ-Australia tour itinerary

  • CHRISTCHURCH – Tuesday, March 15, at AMI Stadium
  • NAPIER – Tuesday, March 17, at Mission Estate
  • TOWNSVILLE – Tuesday, March 20, at 1300 Smiles Stadium
  • SUNSHINE COAST – Thursday, March 22, at Sunshine Coast Stadium
  • BRISBANE – Saturday, March 24, at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 
  • SYDNEY – Tuesday, March 27, at Qudos Bank Arena
  • VICTORIA – Saturday, March 31, at Sutton Grange Winery
  • MELBOURNE – Tuesday, April 3, at Rod Laver Arena
  • HUNTER VALLEY – Saturday, April 7, at Roche Estate
  • ADELAIDE – Wednesday, April 11, at Botanic Park
  • PERTH – Saturday, April 14, at Sandalford Estate, Swan Valley