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George Michael Wembley Stadium, London

Saturday, June 09, 2007 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

George Michael to play first Wembley gig

The UK leg of Michael's tour will take in five cities. Singer George Michael is to play the first concert at the new Wembley Stadium, it has been announced.

The pop star will perform at the 90,000-capacity venue on 9 June as part of a British and European stadium tour.

Michael, 43, played several key gigs at the old stadium, including Live Aid in 1985 and Wham's farewell concert in 1986 with ex-bandmate Andrew Ridgeley.

The concert was a true one-man show. Michael has that magical ability to hold the crowd on the strength of his untainted soul voice and songs. Only sporadically during the two-and-a-half-hour set did the band and backing vocalists emerge from the shadows.

The new Wembley is an experience for even the most seasoned of concert-goers. To be part of this show was to be part of a party that will go down in history.

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