Veteran songwriter Neil Diamond is the final of the trio of ‘legends’ to be confirmed for this year’s annual BBC Electric Proms series, which will take place at London’s Roundhouse venue next month.
Diamond will perform on October 30th, following Robert Plant’s gig on the 29th which will feature his Band Of Joy and the London Oriana Choir. A day earlier, Elton John will kick off the set of legend performances, and will be supported by Plan B, who is enjoying great success with his latest album ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks‘, and upcoming UK singer-songwriter Rumer. Both Elton’s and Plant’s shows are set to be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2.
The Electric Proms were first initiated in 2006, and follow the traditional Classical Proms series which are broadcast on the BBC. The Electric Proms has developed a reputation for providing memorable shows since it’s beginning, as bands and performers are urged to explore new instruments and arrangements of their music for the series with institutions such as the BBC Concert Orchestra. The likes of Paul McCartney, Paul Weller and Burt Bacharach have all performed, while in 2008 Oasis put on a memorable gig with the Crouch End Festival Chorus.
Tickets for this year’s event are yet to go on sale, and further acts are due to be announced shortly.