Diamond played this live at The Band's farewell concert on November 25, 1976 in San Francisco. This grand affair featured performances by Bob Dylan, Neil Young and many others; it was filmed by Martin Scorsese and released in 1978 as the documentary The Last Waltz
. Diamond played just the one song in his set, and despite going on after the beloved Joni Mitchell, it went over very well.
He didn't perform it again until his 2017 tour. After the Manchester bombing on May 22 that year
, he started dedicating it to the victims.