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The big guy is coming home! Born and raised in Brooklyn, prodigal son Neil Diamond will return to the borough this March to perform at our favorite venue — the Barclays Center. Diamond attended both Erasmus High School and Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn before going on to study across the bridge at NYU. Diamond had never played in Brooklyn before returning to Erasmus High School in Bushwick this past September for a surprise show. Now that he’s set to play the Barclays Center — Brooklyn’s grandest stage — Diamond will play for a much larger hometown crowd.
The Barclays Center, located just down the road from the Nu Hotel, is just a few years old and already a Brooklyn landmark. Partial host to the recent NBA All Star Weekend, the Barclays Center is also the current home of the Brooklyn Nets and the soon to be Brooklyn Islanders. The spacious and modern facility features artisanal amenities including local food and craft beer. Barclays is also a great place to a see a show with it’s symmetrical seating and incomparable center stage spotlight.
Diamond is sure to take the stage with energy and bravado come this March. With more than five decades of songwriting and performing under his belt, the musician has plenty in his arsenal. Diamond has sold upwards of 130 million records worldwide and has already been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. We’ve all heard many of his great tracks, including “I’m a Believer,” “America,” and “Sweet Caroline.”
This homecoming show at the Barclays will feature performances from Diamond’s latest studio album Melody Road. Fans will be able to marvel at the singer-songwriter’s ability to continuously create great songs while reveling in his classic hits that have been grooving through the world for longer than 50 years. Our hotel near Barclays Center offers the ideal home away from home for Diamond fans visiting for his NYC appearance.