A symphony orchestra is what will accompany singer George Michael in his 47-day Europe tour as he returns to performing live.
In an interview with reporters at the Royal Opera House in Central London, Michael said that it has always been what he wants to do as an artist. “I am really not interested or excited by repeating former successes,” he said. By this he means the use of the symphony orchestra.
The concert tour, dubbed as Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour, is scheduled to begin on August 22 in Prague in the Czech Republic and include 12 dates at the end of October in the UK.
The show will return to the UK in the run-up to Christmas. After that, a further date has been set for Paris in April the next year.
The AIDS Foundation of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor will also benefit from a charity performance from Michael at the Royal Opera House on Novermber 6th. This was announced in a press launch on Wednesday by the 47-year-old performer.
This orchestral tour announcement followed after the singer served his short jail term last year. It can be noted that Michael crashed his Range Rover while driving under the influence of Cannabis.
After he claimed that his 2008 concerts would be his last live performances, he now says that “”I felt very re-energised after my recent troubles.”
He also adds by saying that “I think musically this tour and album will be surprising because I’m being far more true to myself.”
The organizers, themselves, say that the tour will see a set of Michael’s carefully selected songs and some of his all-time favorite songs.
Photo Credit: UPI