Neil Diamond has carved out a chunk of his summer 2012 calendar for a North American tour. The “Cracklin’ Rosie” crooner’s 25-city routing launches...

Neil Diamond has carved out a chunk of his summer 2012 calendar for a North American tour.

The “Cracklin’ Rosie” crooner’s 25-city routing launches June 1 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, FL. Although a scheduling gap fills most of August, Diamond has dates booked through September 1, when he’ll take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Along the way, Diamond will perform June 14 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, and July 6 at the United Center in Chicago, IL, among other U.S. locales. North of the border, his calendar includes stops on June 26 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, and July 21 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.

Initial public onsales for the tour start December 5 in select U.S. markets, followed by December 12 onsales in Canada. While ticket prices vary from city to city, most face values run between $55 and $120, according to the event listings on

Live Nation’s premium ticketing company, VIP Nation, also offers packages from $275 to $695. For those heftier price tags, buyers receive one ticket for a premium seat and other perks, such as exclusive merchandise and complimentary concessions.

Diamond wrapped his previous U.S. tour in the first weeks of 2009, after touring the United States and Canada for much of 2008.

His upcoming venture will follow the December 6 release of his greatest hits compilation, “The Very Best of Neil Diamond.” According to the singer-songwriter’s official Web site, he will draw on those hits for his 2012 tour’s set list.

Prior to launching his summer 2012 tour, Diamond has scheduled two mid-winter concerts for the more temperate climate of Honolulu, HI. Those shows will take place February 16 and 18 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena.

Neil Diamond – Summer 2012 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 1Sunrise, FLBankAtlantic Center
June 3Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
June 6Atlanta, GAPhilips Arena
June 8Wantagh, NYNikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 14Washington, DCVerizon Center
June 16Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
June 18Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Center
June 21Montreal, QCBell Centre
June 23Boston, MATD Garden
June 26Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
June 28London, ONThe John Labatt Centre
July 1Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena
July 3Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
July 6Chicago, ILUnited Center
July 8Milwaukee, WISummerfest
July 11Saint Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
July 13Saskatoon, SKCredit Union Centre
July 16Edmonton, ABRexall Place
July 18Calgary, ABScotiabank Saddledome
July 21Vancouver, BCRogers Arena
July 23Seattle, WAKeyArena at Seattle Center
July 28Sandy, UTRio Tinto Stadium
August 7San Jose, CAHP Pavilion at San Jose
August 29Phoenix, AZUS Airways Center
September 1Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena