George Michael announces Birmingham date
It’s the news his millions of fans across the world have been hoping for. This summer George Michael makes his eagerly awaited return to the stage with Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour, his first European dates since the widely acclaimed 25Live tour concluded in Copenhagen in August 2008.
One of British music’s greatest singer-songwriters and most loved artists, George Michael has never toured like this; he will perform not only a carefully chosen selection of his own songs, spanning all his remarkable, near 30-year career, but he will cover some of his favourite songs from other artists. The music will be re-worked and re-arranged for the orchestra which will accompany George at each location. This new classical setting will give each song added layers and new nuances. It’s unmistakeably George Michael, but not as we’ve ever known him.
Symphonica will be both a new musical direction for George, fulfilling a long-cherished artistic ambition and a significant cultural exchange, not least since many of the concerts will take place in specially selected venues – the first time George has played such settings – in countries including Denmark, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the UK. The tour will begin in August in the Czech Republic’s capital, Prague and George Michael will perform at LG Arena, Birmingham on Friday 9 and Saturday 10th December 2011.
The combination of Europe’s finest venues and arenas, popular music’s most exquisite singer-songwriter and a symphony orchestra will make an ideal setting for this unique experience.
A much-loved, enduringly popular figure in music, George Michael’s career has evolved from the era-defining pop of Wham! to a solo career of extraordinary lyrical beauty, genuine emotional depth and life-affirming melody. For all the spine-tingling intimacy of his music and his still-spectacular voice, George Michael fills stadiums and arenas across the globe, making the prospect of him appearing in the exclusive settings of the Symphonica tour more special still. A magical experience awaits singer and audience alike…
Tickets are on-sale now, priced at £51, £76 and £91 (subject to booking and transaction fees) and are available from The Ticket Factory online at www.theticketfactory.com or by calling The Ticket Factory on 0844 338 8000.