Neil Diamond Announces Phoenix Concert in 2017 for 50-Year Anniversary World Tour

Neil Diamond released his first album, The Feel of Neil Diamond, in 1966.

That's 50 years of recorded music for the man who would eventually release "Sweet Caroline," "Forever in Blue Jeans," and "Cracklin' Rose." Now, Diamond is celebrating his career in a manner only available to a star of his size — with a cross-country arena tour that will stop in Phoenix at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Tickets for The 50-Year Anniversary World Tour go on sale December 9 at

“Neil Diamond is more than just a music icon. His singular artistry and talent has left an indelible mark on American culture and has helped shape the sound of popular music for five decades,” Michael Rapino, president and chief executive officer of Live Nation Entertainment, said in a press release. “Live Nation is honored to be a part of bringing his 50-year anniversary tour to fans around the world.” 

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