Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary recording Hot August Night, Peter Byrne joins the Aussie Pops to bring Neil Diamond to you with a 30-piece orchestra.
It is exactly 50 years since Neil Diamond stepped on stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles with a symphony orchestra and recorded what is still known today as one of the greatest epic live albums of all time. Now, that album will be re-created in its original format in a tour with Peter Byrne and the Australian Pops Orchestra.
Featuring classic songs Crunchy Granola Suite, Cherry Cherry, Sweet Caroline and I Am… I Said, see the same spontaneous display of energy and sensuality of Neil Diamond with the superb talents of Peter Byrne. Peter’s capacity to recreate Neil Diamond’s performances is at a standard that Diamond himself has endorsed on many occasions after hearing Peter’s tribute.
In 2018, Neil Diamond announced retirement from live performing due to illness and many of his fans both in Australia and worldwide were devastated and saddened at the news, so Peter decided to salute 50 years of Diamond’s music with some special moments in the show. This is as real as Neil could be…
With the 30-piece APO, Peter reenacts every song from the albums as Diamond recorded it. After sell-out shows in Australia over the last 20 years and Peter’s first-sell out tour of Ireland in 2019 and 2022, Hot August Night comes to West Gippsland Arts Centre on Friday 19th August and The Palms at Crown on Saturday 20th August 2022.
Aussie Pops is thrilled to be working with Peter again – we hope to see you there!