George Michael to play Abu Dhabi in Dec

Pop legend confirms gig at new Zayed Sports City Stadium, billed as biggest ever in UAE.
By Andy Sambidge
Mon 27 Oct 2008 07:54 AM

Pop legend George Michael will be playing his first concert in the Middle East when he appears in Abu Dhabi in December.The former Wham frontman and internationally-acclaimed solo artist will play the Zayed Sports City Stadium, which has a capacity of 55,000 spectators, in Abu Dhabi on December 1.

It will be the first event to be held at the new stadium and is being billed as the biggest concert ever held in the UAE.

The event will also help launch National Day celebrations and an outdoor extravaganza of fireworks, lasers is planned to give fans a spectacular and unforgettable experience.

At 43 years of age, and with 25 years in the music industry under his belt, Michael has notched up six US number 1 singles and eleven British number 1 singles.  

He has also played at some of the biggest and most important concerts in history, including Live Aid, the Nelson Mandela Freedom Concert, the Freddie Mercury Tribute, NetAid and Live 8. 

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