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April 29th, 2008 3:51pm EDT
Neil DiamondLegendary recording artist and American icon Neil Diamond will be appearing on American Idol and Jimmy Kimmel Live this week in support of his new album, Home Before Dark. Home Before Dark, produced by Rick Rubin, will be released on Columbia Records on May 6.

Neil Diamond will appear as a mentor to the remaining five contestants on American Idol on Tuesday April 29 and Wednesday, April 30. The idols will be singing Neil Diamond’s songs on April 29, where Diamond will also appear in pre-recorded segments giving the contestants guidance and advice on their song choices and interpretations. On the April 30 elimination show, Neil Diamond will perform live on the American Idol stage. The Fox network’s American Idol is presently the #1 rated show on television; Tuesday night’s program begins at 8pm and Wednesday night’s show begins at 9pm.

Neil Diamond will also be taping an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday, April 29. The 5-song set will be recorded outside and open to the general public. The taping is set to begin at 6:15pm at 6840 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. The Neil Diamond performance will air on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in May.

Tickets for select cities of Neil Diamond’s national tour are on sale now!

2008 European Tour Dates:
May
24 Rotterdam Ahoy Arena
25 Rotterdam Ahoy Arena
27 Munich Olympiahalle
29 Antwerp Sportpalais
31 Cologne Cologne Arena

June
2 Hamberg Colorline Arena
5 Glasgow Hampden Park
7 Manchester MEN Arena
8 Manchester MEN Arena
10 Birmingham The NIA
11 Birmingham The NIA
14 Dublin Croke Park
17 South Hampton Rose Bowl
19 Cardiff, Wales Millienium Stadium
21 London O2 Arena
23 London O2 Arena
24 London O2 Arena
27 London Wembley Arena

-Get Neil Diamond 2008 North American Tour Dates here.


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