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What You'll Get
Many famous musicians begin their careers as songwriters for other acts, just as many famous politicians begin their careers as the president’s baby-kissing double. Respect performers who have paid their dues with this deal to see Neil Diamond at Tampa Bay Times Forum. For $25, you get one ticket for reserved seating in sections 305–312 on Sunday, June 3, at 8 p.m. (up to a $47.10 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Neil Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. That might be a little hard to believe if you’ve turned on a radio or visited a karaoke bar in the past few decades—“Forever in Blue Jeans,” “Cherry Cherry,” and “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon” feel like they’ve always been part of the American pop music landscape. Their timeless quality makes sense when you consider Diamond’s path to superstardom, which intertwines with a number of foundational music traditions. Having first tried his hand at Everly Brothers–inspired songwriting in high school, he dropped out of college to work as a songwriter in the Brill Building. When The Monkees struck gold with the Diamond-penned “I’m a Believer,” he escaped the song factory and its noxious piano fumes and started a solo career that snowballed to Elvis-like proportions. He has since sold 100 million records, garnered a Grammy and a Golden Globe, and exhausted several sequin mines.
For this rare North American tour, Diamond plays nothing but the classics in celebration of his recently released greatest-hits collection. A master showman with a contagious love of the game, he deploys his distinctive rugged baritone and thousand-yard smile to sell hits such as “Cracklin’ Rosie” and “Sweet Caroline.”
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Redeem starting 6/3 for a ticket at Tampa Bay Times Forum box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Must provide first and last name upon purchase, which will be provided to Tampa Bay Times Forum. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Tampa Bay Times Forum's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.