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George Michael Symphonica Orchestral Concert Tour - Echo Arena - 10/10/2012

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Published on Oct 13, 2012

Sorry for the shaky video but I was dancing and recording at the same time....not to mention a few beers before hand...not easy.

The Symphonica Tour is an orchestral concert tour by George Michael. George performs the songs mainly from "Songs from the Last Century" and "Patience" albums as well as some cover versions in new arrangements.

The tour was official announced on 11 May 2011.[1] Due to high demand for tickets, extra shows were added in Dublin, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Rotterdam, Herning & Verona. A Brussels show was later announced on 3 June.[2] Milan and Copenhagen shows were later announced.

Many of the shows had already sold out completely. Prague, Antwerp, Rotterdam, London (Royal Albert Hall & Royal Opera House), Dublin, Cardiff, Sheffield and Newcastle had all sold out.

The Show included regular George's Band which travelled with him on his previous tour as well as symphonic orchestra. Stage has a semi-oval shape with a huge screen projecting different visual effects sometimes with George himself. Some visuals were taken from previous tour.

On 25 November it was announced that all further concerts in 2011 had been cancelled due to ill health.[3]

On 3 May 2012 it was announced Michael would be returning to Australia in November 2012. His performance in Perth on 10 November is the headline act for the Perth Arena Gala Opening. [4]

[edit] Setlist

Set List of the premiere concert which had played on 22 August 2011 at State Opera House -- Prague, Czech Republic[5] Set list has a few changes from the first concert - see Additional notes.
1.Through
2.My Baby Just Cares For Me
3.Cowboys & Angels
4.True Faith
5.Let Her Down Easy (Terence Trent D'Arby cover)
6.Kissing A Fool
7.Going to a Town
8.Roxanne
9.It Doesn't Really Matter
10.Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Intermission
11.Patience
12.John And Elvis Are Dead
13.Russian Roulette
14.You Have Been Loved
15.You've Changed
16.Love Is A Losing Game
17.Where I Hope You Are (new song)
18.Praying For Time
19.Wild Is the Wind
20.A Different Corner
21.Feeling Good
22.You And I
Encore
23.Amazing / I'm Your Man / Freedom 90

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