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Neil Diamond Canceled New Zealand Show

February 4, 2011 (4:17 am) GMT
In a statement, organizers explain that the gig scheduled for March 4 is axed because of 'logistical challenges'.
Neil Diamond

's planned performance in Wellington, New Zealand has been axed - because promoters failed to find a suitable venue in the city. The "Sweet Caroline" hitmaker was due to play a show in the country's capital on March 4 but only outdoor arenas were available to host the concert.

Organizers insist Diamond's show can only be staged under cover because of "logistical challenges" - and the gig has now been canceled after a suitable indoor venue could not be located. In a statement, a spokesman for the promoters said "unforeseen production and logistical challenges associated with staging Neil Diamond's full show outdoors" had led to the cancellation.

Tickets for the show will be refunded.

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