Neil Diamond to perform 'secret' show

Takes part in MySpace Music series

NEW YORK -- Neil Diamond is set to perform a free show at New York City's the Bitter End on Wednesday as part of the MySpace Music "Secret Shows" series.

Diamond's new album, "Home Before Dark," his second collaboration with producer Rick Rubin, was released Tuesday via Columbia Records.

Diamond kicks off a 37-date North American tour on July 19 in St. Paul, Minn.

Diamond told in April of his plans for the coming dates, "I always like to include songs I haven't done in the show in awhile. We just took out one of the songs we'd been using in the show as part of the rehearsals and replaced it with something that was better-suited and I had definitely wanted to do but couldn't find a place for."

The North American leg of Diamond's trek follows a European tour that begins May 24 in Rotterdam, Holland.

MySpace Music has organized more than 100 Secret Shows since the franchise launched in February 2006 with artists like Rilo Kiley, Franz Ferdinand, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Ray LaMontagne performing in cities worldwide.