Reschedules And Adds New Dates To His
UK and European ‘Symphonica’ Tour
George Michael Will Kick-Off his ‘Symphonica’ Tour in Vienna, Donating 1000 Tickets To The Viennese Medical Staff Who Saved His Life
George Michael is back in good health and fighting fit after a battle with pneumonia at the end of last year, which unfortunately led to his ‘Symphonica’ tour being postponed. He is now preparing to return to the big stage this Autumn with rescheduled and newly added tour dates. This will include the postponed Royal Albert Hall date that was originally scheduled for May 2nd, 2012. This concert will now take place on September 29th, 2012. Concert promoters have confirmed that original tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates. Please see below for a list of rescheduled ticket dates.
The ‘Symphonica’ tour will kick-off its first concert on September 4th 2012 in Vienna, a newly added date in the city where George was hospitalised with pneumonia after performing 46 of the original 65 dates of his tour. George Michael will donate one thousand tickets for this September 4th date as a special thank you to the medical staff who cared for him so well whilst he was in hospital.
George Michael says, “I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you first to the doctors and nurses who saved my life and took such great care of me and to all my fans, family and friends for their love and support. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.”
The rescheduled and brand new ‘Symphonica’ tour dates will include performances in Austria, The Netherlands and France where George Michael will make history when he becomes the first pop artist ever to perform a special gala charity concert at the Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris on September 9th, 2012.
George will also return to the UK to play dates in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Newcastle, Cardiff, Liverpool and London. He will complete his UK dates with three concerts at Earls Court in London. These UK concerts are now rescheduled for September and October 2012.
All tickets for the original dates are valid for the rescheduled concerts as follows:
6 December 2011 transferred to 23 September 2012
7 December 2011 transferred to 24 September 2012
Any ticket holder requiring a refund should contact the point of purchase as soon as possible. All refund requests must be received by Monday 30th April 2012. Any returned tickets will be available to purchase from the venue box offices.
'Despite his illness, George's pitch-perfect voice is, if anything, richer than it was in his mega-selling 80s heyday.' 'Gorgeous George remains a bona fide British treasure.' Birmingham Mail
'George Michael was back on spectacular form as he wowed fans at his first major gig since battling pneumonia last year.' Clementine Moody, Daily Mirror
Check out ITV's backstage interview here