Neil Diamond On DVD Shelves and TV This Friday
Even at the age of 68, Neil Diamond can still sell out shows and have the hottest ticket in town. If you are one of those fans who hasn’t been able to see Diamond, or maybe you have and you just want more, the legendary singer is releasing a concert DVD on Friday timed with a television special.
“Hot August Night/NYC” will be released in Walmart stores on Friday and an hour long TV special featuring exerpts from the DVD as well as footage shot at Diamond’s home, will air at 8 p.m. Friday on CBS, according to the Associated Press.
The concert was shot last year when the man behind hits like “Sweet Caroline,” “America” and “Heartlight” performed live at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
In the AP interview, Diamond said that he had always wanted to tape a concert but “just never got to it.” He felt that his hometown of New York was the perfect setting.
The pairing of the DVD release with a TV show marks Diamond’s first special in two decades.
“This is my first TV special in over 20 years, so I feel my heart beating a little faster. It’s exciting,” he said. “I’m happy to still be here and doing it after all these years.”