George Michael – Careless Whisper

George Michael – Careless Whisper

In 2006, George Michael announced his first tour in 15 years, the worldwide 25 Live tour, spanning three individual tours over the course of three years (2006, 2007 and 2008).

On 11 May 2011, the Symphonica Tour was announced. Only European dates were released. The first show on the tour was performed at the Prague State Opera House on 22 August. In October 2011, Michael was announced as one of the final nominees for the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. In November, he had to cancel the remainder of the tour as he became severely ill with pneumonia in Vienna, Austria.

Michael told fans over Twitter in January 2012 that he did not think his vocal cords would be ready for performance “till the summer”, and that the tour will probably take place in September of that year, and may include previously unheard songs.

In February 2012, two months after leaving hospital, Michael made a surprise appearance at the 2012 Brit Awards at London’s O2 Arena, where he received a standing ovation, and presented Adele the award for Best British Album.

On 19 June 2012, George Michael released a single “White Light” in order the celebrate the 30 years since the release of Wham Rap. The single also contains a cover version of “Song to the Siren”, and two remixes.

Michael’s album Symphonica was released on 17 March 2014, and became his 7th solo number one album in the UK, and 9th overall including his Wham! chart-toppers. The album was produced by Phil Ramone (his last production credit) and Michael.

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