Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III

Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Photo Caption: Neil Diamond at the Greek Theatre, 8/11/2012

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ari Michelson.

In August 2012, legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond made a triumphant return to the celebrated Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

This magical evening celebrated the 40th anniversary of the original multiplatinum-selling Hot August Night collection that was recorded at the same venue in 1972. Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III airs Saturday, August 1 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Diamond's renowned musical prowess and skill as a live performer are in full evidence in this concert. Of his 2012 shows at The Greek, Billboard Magazine said: “His voice remains powerful and accurate; he reaches towards the baritone register for emphasis, just as he did in the 70s . . . he never falters in delivering every line with conviction.”

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging career, Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. He has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums and 11 Multi-Platinum albums.

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and has recently received The Johnny Mercer Award and the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, two of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond's many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations, ASCAP Film and Television Award, Billboard Icon Award, American Music Award and 2009's NARAS's MusiCares Person of the Year Award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.