Neil Diamond has announced his first-ever performance in Brooklyn — though, the venue is anything but unfamiliar to the legendary musician. This evening, Diamond will hit the stage at his alma mater, Erasmus Hall High School.
Speaking to NYC’s 1010 WINS, Erasmus Hall High School Assistant Principal Jacob Daty said, “We’re proud of the history of the school and we’re excited that Neil Diamond wanted to come back because he’s part of the nostalgia and history of the place.” He continued, “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and we were happy to help facilitate it.” Diamond attended the school between 1954 – 1956.
(Read: 11 Albums No Kitchen Should Be Without)
The show will begin at 6 p.m., with a very limited number of free tickets being distributed on a first come first serve basis starting at 3 p.m. Because Neil Diamond’s management has never tried to get brunch in the borough or eaten at Shake Shack during the lunch rush, they’re quite hilariously asking that no lines be formed prior to 3 p.m.
Presumably, Diamond will preview songs from his forthcoming album Melody Road, which is out on October 21st via Capitol Records. He’ll also probably play “Sweet Caroline”, because of course.