I can hear it now, Sweet Caroline being sung by 25,000 people at the Marcus Amphitheater on July 8. Summerfest locked in Neil Diamond as their closing night headline act, and I couldn't be happier. He may be 70 years old, but he can still rock. He's got the album sales to prove it too.
Neil Diamond will start his summer tour on June 1, playing in Ft. Lauderdale. He has booked 25 dates so far, and there is a bit of room for additional shows in August. He finishes his tour with a Las Vegas show on 9/1, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheater show comes just after the mid-point of his romp around the United States. He will head to Chicago for a United Center performance just three days after Milwaukee.
Sweet Caroline Picked Up by Boston Red Sox
Many know Neil for his early hits, but college age kids have come to know him through the song Sweet Caroline. It all started when B.C. Football fans heard that song over the P.A. system during a break in the action. Who can't help but sing along to the words "So-good, so-good, so-good." It was just a matter of time before the Red Sox picked up the tune. I first heard this when I attended a Brewers road game in Boston this summer.