The Solitary Man is headed back to the Detroit area in 2012.
Newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Diamond is the first announced act for the DTE Energy Music Theatre's summer of 2012 schedule. Diamond will make his first appearance in 22 years at the outside venue since 1986 on July 3. Tickets go on sale Dec. 5, with prices to be announced.
The show is part of a three-month North American tour that kicks off June 1 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Diamond releases a new compilation, "The Very Best of Neil Diamond -- The Original Studio Recordings," on Dec. 6.
Diamond last played the metro area on July 31, 2008 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.