Neil Diamond has been busy thrilling fans across America since launching a major tour in the beginning of June. The trek will wind down on September 1 in Las Vegas, and the revered singer/songwriter reveals in a recent Los Angeles Times interview that once it does, he’ll finally have time to take care of some important unfinished business.
Diamond, who in April got married to his manager, Katie McNeill, says, “I owe my wife a honeymoon.”
In addition, Diamond reports that he’s ready to put together material for a new studio album.
“I’d like to take my performing hat off for a while and put my writer’s hat on,” he explains.
He adds that he intends to do a bit of multi-tasking while vacationing with his wife.
“I kind of think this album will be written on the run,” he declares. “[Katie is] OK with me writing on my honeymoon, so I told her we’ll just put on our traveling clothes, pack a very small bag and go somewhere.”
Diamonds most recent collection of originals was 2010′s Dreams, while a deluxe, 40th anniversary edition of his classic live album Hot August Night hit stores in late July.
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