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Neil Diamond adds two more shows to August run at Greek Theatre

March 12, 2012 |  5:00 am

Neil Diamond is extending his engagement at the Greek Theatre in August

Neil Diamond is extending his run of performances at the Greek Theatre to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 10-night stand that yielded his hit “Hot August Night” live album. Along with previously announced shows at the amphitheater on Aug. 11 and 16, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member also will appear Aug. 18 and Aug. 23.  Tickets for the added dates are scheduled to go on sale March 19 at 10 a.m.

Following back-to-back multi-night runs at the Greek in 1971 and 1972, Diamond didn’t return to the facility until 1977, when he recorded another live album “Love at the Greek.” He came back for another week-long run in 1986. The August shows will be his first concerts there since his 1986 engagement.


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Photo: Neil Diamond snaps pictures of the audience during his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters