Celebrating the legendary recording “Hot August Night”, PETER BYRNE brings Neil Diamond to you together with a 30-piece symphony Orchestra this Summer.
A RECREATION OF ONE OF THE GREATEST LIVE ALBUMS OF ALL TIME…Celebrating the legendary recording “Hot August Night”, PETER BYRNE brings Neil Diamond to you together with a 30-piece Symphony Orchestra.
- Dublin’s National Concert Hall on August 11th with the RTE Concert Orchestra
- INEC Killarney on August 18th with the Orchestra of Ireland.
- The Theatre Royal in Castlebar on August 19th with the Orchestra of Ireland.
It is over 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 by Peter Byrne and the RTE Concert 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 to a standard that Neil himself has endorsed on many occasions hearing Peter’s tribute. Neil Diamond recently announced his 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 he will salute 50 years of his music with some special moments in the show. This is as real as Neil could be…
From a 30 to 45-piece orchestra, Peter reenacts every song from the album as Diamond recorded it in 1972. After sold-out shows in Australia over the last 25 years and the last sold-out tour of Ireland in 2022 in his hometown of Dublin, the 2023 tour will return again to Dublin’s National Concert Hall on August 11th with the RTE Concert Orchestra then the INEC Killarney on August 18th and finally at The Theatre Royal in Castlebar on August 19th with the Orchestra of Ireland.
“….the day I see a better Diamond, will be the day the man himself appears on stage… Adrian Revere…The Mercury
Peter Byrne’s career is studded with awards from the entertainment industry, acknowledging his outstanding ability to create and perform shows that take his audience on a memorable journey of songs and music. A career that would not have taken place if were not for the help of his dear friends The Furey’s over 45 years when they gave him his first taste of performing in Dublin. Since then he was hooked and new that one day his dream of putting on his own shows would come true. Thirty years on, Peter’s professional productions, along with a warm, sparkling personality and a delightful touch of Irish wisdom and humor, has resulted in a ‘cult-like’ band of dedicated fans who provide the nucleus of an audience at all of his public appearances.
When Peter first performed his production of the tribute show, ‘Hot August Night’, as a 25th-anniversary tribute to one of the greatest live albums of all time, with a 40-piece orchestra backing him, he received a standing ovation from the 4,000 plus audience at the Sydney Convention Centre. The ‘Hot August Night’ tribute show has been performed every August since that first night the UK and Australian venues such as State Theatre, Sydney, Burswood Casino, Perth, Adelaide Festival, and Taronga Zoo Twilight venue.
With the sad news of Neil’s retirement due to Parkinson’s, Peter wanted to give something back, and in 2019 together with the Sydney International Orchestra they donated their time and performed a concert to 1500 people at the Event Centre in Sydney raising over $50,000. Since then he has been made a proud Ambassador of the Shake It Up Australia Foundation raising awareness about Parkinson’s and funds to support the Foundation’s research in pursuit of a cure for this debilitating disease that affects 100,000 Australians. This year’s Australian tour will coincide with a raffle with over $8k worth of prizes for Shake it Up to continue to raise more funds.
Peter’s talent was acknowledged by the great man himself as follows:
“Thanks for the great tribute.” Neil Diamond
One thing’s for sure Peter Byrne is no rough Diamond