Star Neil Diamond to play at stadium
ONE of the most successful songwriters of the past four decades has been confirmed as the latest in a line of international superstars to play Hull’s Kingston Communications Stadium.
Neil Diamond will perform at the KC Stadium on Sunday May 22, 2005, as part of his world tour.
He follows in the footsteps of the likes of Elton John, Bryan Adams and REM in performing at a venue that is fact becoming one of the UK’s most respected.
Diamond’s track record is impressive – almost 60 hits in the US, more than 30 chart albums and status as one of the Top 20 most successful artists ever in the US. His success in the UK is comparable, with 26 chart albums and a vast and loyal fanbase.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1941, Diamond became a full-time songwriter in the 60s and within 12 months of his very first recording session had penned I’m A Believer for the Monkees, scoring his first number one record as a writer.
Less than three years later he released Sweet Caroline, followed by further number ones Cracklin’ Rosie and Song Sung Blue.
In 1980, Diamond starred in the remake of movie classic The Jazz Singer, and also composed and performed the multi-platinum selling soundtrack, which included Love On The Rocks, America and Hello Again.
Tickets for Neil Diamond at the KC Stadium, Hull, go on sale from 9am on Friday via the dedicated ticket order lines and websites.
Ticket Order line is 08700 117 900 and the stadium ticket office is available on 0870 837 0004.
22 October 2004