Electric Proms: Neil Diamond
with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Saturday 30 October 2010, 8pm
The Roundhouse, The Roundhouse Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
After a career spanning five decades, over 128 million worldwide record sales, three dozen Top Forty hits, a Grammy and a Golden Globe, Neil Diamond is just getting started. And now the legendary singer-songwriter is lined up to create his very own new moments in music, along with the strings of the BBC Concert Orchestra, at the closing night of the Radio 2 Electric Proms 2010.
The very special gig will showcase this incredible performer as he revisits the songs he loves and his own classic back catalogue of music in the intimate surroundings of the Roundhouse. Best known for writing and performing classic songs like I'm A Believer, Sweet Caroline and I Am... I Said, his performance will feature a journey through some glittering hits plus, for the first time, live tracks from his forthcoming album, Dreams. Dreams features some of the greatest songs of the rock era, including tracks from The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, The Eagles and Randy Newman.
You can listen to the broadcast live on Radio 2 at 20:00, Saturday 30 October and then watch 'A Night With Neil Diamond' on BBC Two on Saturday 13 November. This will feature highlights of the Radio 2 Electric Proms, together with an exclusive documentary about Neil's prolific and rich music career, featuring an interview with the man himself.