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Neil Diamond bringing tour to Consol Energy Center

| Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, 12:45 p.m.

Neil Diamond, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who is among the Top 30 best-selling music artists of all time, is going back out on the road, with a stop April 7, 2015 at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center.

Diamond, 73, will be on tour to promote a new album, “Melody Road,” due out Oct. 21. It will be his first album of new material in six years, since 2008's “Home Before Dark,” which debuted at No. 1 and went gold. He released both an album of cover songs, “Dreams,” and a live album, “Hot August Night/NYC,” in 2010.

The singer is the third-most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard charts, behind only Barbra Streisand and Elton John. In all, he's sold more than 50 million albums in the United States alone.

He's had more than 60 Top 30 songs on various charts, with 10 that hit No. 1 and five that went gold or platinum: “Sweet Caroline,” “Holly Holy,” “Cracklin' Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue” and “You Don't Bring Me Flowers” with Streisand.

He's also had 16 Top 10 albums. His 1980 disc “The Jazz Singer” sold five times platinum and his 1974 “Greatest Hits” album sold four times platinum.

In 1973, Diamond received a Grammy Award for best original score for the double-platinum disc “Jonathan Livingston Seagull.” In all, he has been nominated for a Grammy Award 13 times.

Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, and received the Kennedy Center Honors the same year.

Tickets for the Consol Energy Center show go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 13. Prices have not been announced yet. Details: 800-745-3000 or www.consolenergycenter.com

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