Rock superstar Neil Diamond begins the first leg of his 1988-89 concert tour in December with appearances in four cities and additional dates scheduled for January and February.

Diamond is currently completing work on his latest LP for Columbia Records, scheduled for release in November. Diamond's concert tour will include both new material and earlier songs that became established hits.Concert dates already set include Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 9; Pensacola, Fla., on Dec 13; Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 15 and Miami on Dec. 18.