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George Michael to perform in Rotterdam

George Michael is returning to the stage again nearly three years after he said he would quit live performance – this time accompanied by a symphony orchestra. George Michael will perform on October 21 in Ahoy Rotterdam.

The 47-year-old star made the announcement today during a press conference at London’s Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Symphonica will see George Michael hit over 15 countries across Europe from August through December 2011.

Some of the amazing venues already lined up include the O2 Arena in Berlin, Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, Palau San Jordi in Barcelona, London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall, and many, many more! He will perform not only a carefully chosen selection of his 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.

Apart from Rotterdam Michael will tour cities such as Berlin, Cologne, Budapest, Madrid, Paris and London. The first show takes place on August 22 in Prague. The presale for the concert in Ahoy starts Friday, May 20

For a complete list of current dates, visit the Tour page. And don’t forget to check back often as more shows will be announced as they are confirmed!

The concert of George Michael on October 21 in Ahoy Rotterdam was sold out in fifteen minutes. Therefore the British singer will perform again on October 22 in Rotterdam, according to a spokeswoman for Mojo Concerts.