NEIL DIAMOND ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM CONCERT TOURING
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES CANCELLED
Legendary singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond has announced his retirement from touring due to his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
The onset of the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform on a large scale basis but will allow Mr. Diamond to continue his writing, recording and development of new projects.
Based on his doctors’ advice, the third leg of Diamond’s 50th Anniversary tour, set to land in Australia (including Botanic Park) and New Zealand this March, has been cancelled.
“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years,” said Neil Diamond. "My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows.
"I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come.
"My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”
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