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Neil Diamond performs on stage during a concert at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, on June 15, 2011. (Steffen Schmidt/Associated Press )

Legendary performer Neil Diamond will be lighting up Saskatoon's Credit Union Centre with his sequined shirts this summer.

The singer-songwriter announced Tuesday that he will be performing in Saskatoon on July 13, 2012, as part of his upcoming North American tour.

The tour will feature his greatest hits, following the release of his latest album, The Very Best of Neil Diamond - The Original Studio Recordings, in early December. The album contains 23 of Diamond's most popular songs, including Cracklin' Rosie, Sweet Caroline, I'm a Believer, and America.

Diamond has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March, 2011.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Dec. 12 through Ticketmaster, LiveNation.com and NeilDiamond.com.