From Alerus Center:
performer Neil Diamond will take to the
Alerus Center stage November 22,
2008 at 8:00.
With a four-decade long career that
has seen more than 125 million records sold worldwide, 36 Top
40 hits, a Grammy, a Golden Globe and thousands of sold-out shows all
over the globe, Neil Diamond remains one of the most vital and innovative
forces in modern music. The 2008 summer tour will deliver a familiar
yet unique fan experience featuring amazing production, innovative stage
design and, of course, an unparalleled set list of Diamonds most
beloved hits. In addition to classics such as Sweet Caroline,
Im a Believer, and Cherry, Cherry, Diamond will perform
new, never before performed live songs from his upcoming, highly anticipated
album, Home Before Dark, his second collaboration with renowned
producer Rick Rubin, to be released by Columbia Records on May 6th.
body of work includes You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (the powerful
duet with Barbra Streisand), I Am, I Said and Cracklin Rosie,
as well as hits from his album and movie The Jazz Singer
(America, Love on the Rocks) and from his acclaimed 2005
album 12 Songs. The album marked his first project with
Rubin, which entered the Billboard
Top 200 at No. 4 marking Diamonds highest-charting debut to date
and offered a stripped-down, emotionally honest and passionately
compelling approach that continues on Home Before Dark.
Like all great Neil
Diamond albums, Home Before Dark is a powerful work, crossing
generational lines with an extraordinary range and level of songcraft.
Imbued with the same style of inspired melodies that has made his music
so enduring, the albums highlights include the stunning lead single
Pretty Amazing Grace and a striking duet with the Dixie Chicks
Natalie Maines entitled Another Day (That Time Forgot).
The new collection was written by Diamond and recorded in Los Angeles
with guitarist Mike Campbell, keyboardist Benmont Tench (Tom Petty &
The Heartbreakers), bassist/acoustic guitarist Smokey Hormel and guitarist
Matt Sweeney. The album will also be available as a deluxe version that
includes two bonus tracks and a DVD with rare footage of Diamond in
Tickets: $122, $87, $55
Tickets on Sale October 6th
at 10:00am and are available at the Alerus Center Box Office,
charge by phone at 701.772.5151 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.