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Neil Diamond coming to the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa




Keep an eye out for Neil Diamond at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. Because you may get a sneak peek at his concert next year in Tampa.

Live Nation announced Tuesday that the legendary singer-songwriter is launching a massive summer tour in 2012, and his second stop is the St. Pete Times Forum/Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on June 3. Tickets go onsale Dec. 5, though prices haven't been announced yet. and will cost $52.25, $82.25 and $117.25. Click here for details.

This is being pushed as a career-spanning tour, what with the upcoming release of The Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings. So you know you'll get to hear Cherry, Cherry; America; Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon; and Sweet Caroline. (But how will anyone remember the words to that last one? It so rarely gets played in public!)

Diamond last hit the St. Pete Times Forum in 2008. Sean Daly described the show as a celebration of "the gaudy glory that is Neil being Neil, a Brooklyn native who still delivers his songs as if he's trying to get into everyone's pants." Click here for his full review.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Kainaz Amaria, tbt* (2008)

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:43am]


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