George Michael live at Etihad Stadium
Wednesday 03 Mar 2010
It’s official - legendary entertainer George Michael will perform at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, March 3.
It will be the first time since 1988 that George Michael has performed live in Australia. His Melbourne concert will be one of three Australian shows.
Tickets for George Michael’s Etihad Stadium performance are now on sale. Log on to www.ticketmaster.com.au or phone Ticketmaster on 136 100.
George Michael has enjoyed one of the most successful and enduring careers in the history of pop music, selling more than 100 million records globally and encompassing six US number one singles.
His record Faith has sold more than 20 million copies alone.
In addition he has collected 11 British number 1 singles and eight British number 1 albums. George Michael was recently declared the most played British artist on radio and television over the course of the past 20 years.
Etihad Stadium’s General Manager of Commercial Business, Nicholas Sautner said the venue was ecstatic that a suitable date was found to host the George Michael concert.
“We have a diverse schedule of sports and entertainment events to start the 10-year celebrations of the stadium, and we are delighted that George will feature as part of the festivities.
“Both the stadium’s management and promoter, Paul Dainty have worked together to overcome logistical challenges existing as a result of our calendar of events to deliver this exciting event,” Mr Sautner said.
Australian promoter Paul Dainty said it was thrilling to bring Michael to Australia again and he was delighted that a suitable date had been found for the Etihad Stadium concert.
“He has not toured here since the Faith tour of 1988 and it is a very long time since his fans have seen him.
“He is a consummate performer and he will deliver a stunning show to his Australian fans,” Mr Dainty said.
6.30PM - Gates Open
8.10PM - George Michael
11PM - Concert concludes
Please note all run times are approximate and subject to change