Fresh from an emotional appearance at Boston’s Fenway Park to perform his signature song, “Sweet Caroline,” legendary singer Neil Diamond announced he is taking his show to major and minor league ballparks throughout North America.
The tour is titled “Sweet Caroline-Uninvited and Unannounced.”
Diamond will appear randomly during the eighth inning of baseball games at various venues.
“Cleveland one day, Frisco the next; maybe Peoria the day after, who knows; spontaneity, baby,” the 72-year-old crooner said in an interview with Yahoo! entertainment site omg!
“So watch for my helicopter to land in center field in the middle of the eighth inning at a ballpark near you and listen for the lead in to ‘Sweet Caroline’ and see me groove,” Diamond said. “Even I don’t know where we’ll be from day to day.”
Diamond said the tour is likely to take him to the sites of ballparks from the past, as well. “You might see me at the old Ebbets Field or Polo Grounds just singing in the breeze.”
If proven successful, Diamond said he’ll consider next year doing “The Feel of Neil Diamond” tour to celebrate the 48th anniversary of his debut album recorded in 1966.
“If we go with ‘The Feel’ tour, I’ll show up uninvited and unannounced at AARP conventions, assisted living facilities and square dances throughout the country.”