Rock legend Neil Diamond will perform a new single honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon massacre for the first time at Nationals Park on July 4.
The song, entitled "Freedom Song (They’ll Never Take Us Down)," will be released on July 2 with all proceeds benefiting One Fund Boston and the Wounded Warrior Project.
“I, like so many other Americans, felt helpless during the recent attacks in Boston and wanted so much to reach out and not only help those people affected in a direct way but to lift their spirits as well and let them know they were not alone; that the entire American community felt a close kinship with them,” Diamond said in a statement. “I was inspired to devote myself to the creation of a new song which expressed my love for this country and its two greatest assets: the spirit of its people and the freedoms it has afforded us all by law.”
To see the performance, fans must have a valid ticket to the July 4 game between the Nationals and Brewers.
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