The North American leg follows a series of European dates starting May 24th in Rotterdam, with new dates recently added to accommodate demand for.

Select early on-sale opportunities for North America are available American Express card holders. In addition, is selling “VIP ticket package experiences” for the tour.

The 2008 summer tour promises to deliver a new production with innovative stage design and, of course, the catalog of hit songs spanning the singer’s long and prolific career.

In addition to his classic songs, Diamond will perform material from his upcoming album, Home Before Dark, his second collaboration with producer Rick Rubin. The album is due out May 6.

Diamond announced the tour to U.S. fans himself in a televised appearance at the Boston Red Sox season opener at Fenway Park on April 8.

During the traditional eighth-inning sing-a-long of Diamond’s classic “Sweet Caroline,” he appeared on the stadium’s big screen to tell fans he will perform at historic ball park August 23.