Thousands of fans were disappointed when Neil Diamond cancelled his March concerts in Australia and New Zealand after announcing a retirement from touring. On a positive note, the tickets were refunded in full and a lot of the money was put to good use.
Now here's what we love. There is a movement on social media where Neil fans are taking the money that they are being refunded from the tickets and they are donating it to charity!
Diamond’s wife and manager, Katie, took to Twitter to express her gratitude for the fans who donated their refunds to Parkinson’s research, animal rescue groups and victim funds among other charities. “My heart is so full of joy to see this silver lining. Faith in humanity = restored,” she wrote.
Wow, I’ve received a bunch of messages from people in Aus & NZ who are donating their ticket refunds to good causes: Parkinson’s research, animal rescue groups, fire victim funds, etc. My heart is so full of joy to see this silver lining. Faith in humanity = restored. Thank you!— Katie Diamond (@KatieMcDiamond) January 23, 2018
Jack and Carolyn talked about it on-air. Listen here: