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 Ticketmaster.com.

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 1 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
June 3 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
June 6 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
June 8 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 14 Washington, DC Verizon Center
June 16 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
June 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 21 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 23 Boston, MA TD Garden
June 26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
June 28 London, ON The John Labatt Centre
July 1 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
July 3 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 6 Chicago, IL United Center
July 8 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 11 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
July 13 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
July 16 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
July 18 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
July 21 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
July 23 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
July 28 Sandy, UT Rio Tinto Stadium
August 7 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
August 29 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
September 1 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena