George Michael hits the road again next week

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George Michael’s postponed Sheffield Motorpoint Arena show from December 2 2011 will now take place Monday October 1, 2012.

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.

One of British music’s greatest singer-songwriters and most loved artists, George Michael has never toured like this; he will perform not only a carefully chosen selection of his own songs, spanning all his remarkable, near 30-year career, but he will cover some of his favourite songs from other artists. The music re-worked and re-arranged for the orchestra 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.

Symphonica is both a new musical direction for George, fulfilling a long-cherished artistic ambition and a significant cultural exchange, not least since many of the concerts will take place in specially selected venues - the first time George has played such settings - in countries including Denmark, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the UK.

A much-loved, enduringly popular figure in music, George Michael’s career has evolved from the era-defining pop of Wham! to a solo career of extraordinary lyrical beauty, genuine emotional depth and life-affirming melody. For all the spine-tingling intimacy of his music and his still-spectacular voice, George Michael fills stadiums and arenas across the globe, making the prospect of him appearing in the exclusive settings of the Symphonica tour more special still. A magical experience awaits singer and audience alike.

Tickets for George Michael at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, priced £86, £76, £51 (booking fee may apply) are available in person at the Arena box office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield