12 May 2007 Est.Cidade de Coimbra Coimbra Portugal
18 May 2007 NRGI Park Aarhus Denmark
19 May 2007 NRGI Park Aarhus Denmark
23 May 2007 Népstadion Budapest Hungary
25 May 2007 Štadión Pasienky Bratislava Slovakia
28 May 2007 Stadium Lokomotiv Sofia Bulgaria
31 May 2007 National Stadium Bucharest Romania

02 June 2007 T-Mobile Arena Prague Czech Republic
06 June 2007 RDS Arena Dublin Ireland
07 June 2007 RDS Arena Dublin Ireland
09 June 2007 Wembley Stadium London England
10 June 2007 Wembley Stadium London England
12 June 2007 Carrow Road Norwich England
15 June 2007 Manchester Stadium Manchester England
17 June 2007 Hampden Park Glasgow Scotland
19 June 2007 Home Park Plymouth England
22 June 2007 Stade De France Paris France
23 June 2007 Sportpaleis Antwerp Belgium
26 June 2007 Amsterdam ArenA Amsterdam Holland
29 June 2007 Globen Stockholm Sweden

01 July 2007 Hartwall Areena Helsinki Finland
05 July 2007 Olympisky Stadium Moscow Russia
06 July 2007 Olympisky Stadium Moscow Russia
09 July 2007 Olympic Stadium Kiev Ukraine
11 July 2007 Sluzewiec Racetrack Warsaw Poland
13 July 2007 Wiener Stadthalle Vienna Austria
15 July 2007 easyCredit-Stadion Nurnberg Germany
17 July 2007 Stadio Plebiscito Padova Italy
19 July 2007 Stadio Porta Elisa Lucca Italy
21 July 2007 Stadio Olimpico Rome Italy
26 July 2007 OAKA Stadium Athens Greece

01 August 2007 The Point Dublin Ireland
02 August 2007 The Point Dublin Ireland
04 August 2007 Odyssey Arena Belfast Northern Ireland

George Michael's first ever live show in Belfast on the 4th of August marked the end of the 25Live Stadium Tour 2007 in Europe. In 2007, George as always sounded sublime, ocassionally forgot a lyric, wowd his audience dancing around in jeans, and was being experienced as highly outgoing and talkative. The audience got to see stunning new graphics on the video wall and screens. Not only the show had been enhanced visually - George updated video imagery and lighting - but musically as well with some fantastic feel good beats introducing several famous George Michael songs. The stage was better and bigger, also a runway was created. Fans were extremely enthousiastic and called the second European leg of the tour even better than the first leg in 2006.

You can watch George rehearsing a bit of 'Understand' in Denmark here. Clip opens in windows media player.

Watch 2007 media news videos here.

George Michael was the first pop artist to play a concert at the new Wembley Stadium!. "To reopen the stadium," said Jim Frayling, head of music and new events at venue operator Wembley National Stadium, "we were keen to work with an act who was emotionally close to it. George Michael has a special history and affinity with the stadium."

Pictures from www.georgemichael.com - photos courtesy of Jason Fraser

George Michael to rock new Wembley
George Michael makes history at Wembley

You can watch, re-live George re-opening the historic Wembley Stadium, by clicking here.

Other Tour News:

Accident forces George Michael to cancel Prague gig
George Michael Sings "Freedom" for Bulgaria's Nurses in Libya
Bulgarian Nurses Freed!
George Michael to give concert receipts to kids with leukemia

It has been a long wait for the US fans, but George Michael announced his North America summer 2008 tour! Check out dates for United States and Canada here, which also has a link to the 25Live 2008 blog (in media section).

25Live Stage Design

The stage design of George Michael’s 25Live tour, is centered around a ‘ski slope’ LED video screen which flows onto the stage and beyond. So who paid a visit to one of George Michael’s concerts was not only treated to a fantastic performance by George himself, but could also behold this magnificent and with care designed award winning stage element. This stage element has come about as a result of a concept by show and light designer Willie Williams and was devised and developed by Belgian company XL Video in conjunction with, among others, Barco.

XL Video has worked with specialists of Barco, a company that provides LED modules for the 25Live tour, designing and engineering the video screen of which the concept came from Willie Williams.

This unique screen is made up from over 3000 ' MiStrip ' LED modules, a quantity which is necessary to obtain such high resolution, needed for a spectacular visual impact when playing videos and graphical effects.

The MiStrip is a linear LED screen element, a strip of pixels, that can be combined in any shape and quantity to make up any size and form of LED screens. With 25Live the elements have been combined as such that they form a screen that flows down onto the stage and beyond via concave and convex curves, which creates a stunning visual element. Also the screen is so strong that George can simply stand and even dance on it.

Another stage element in the 25Live stage setting is the three-tier platform on either side of the video screen. It accommodates the musicians.

About Willie Williams
Designer Willie Williams (video staging design/direction), had been initially approached to oversee the whole design of the 25Live show, but due to his intensive involvement with U2’s tour, Willie restricted himself to the overall design concept and video content creation. He left lighting and set details to other people. More about the co-operation between George and Willie, Willie’s work, and an equipment and crew/designers list, is to be read here.

About XL Video
Belgian XL Video was formed in the year 1996 and has quickly established itself as the international market leader in the field of video production for trade shows, outdoor events, indoor events, concert touring and television shows. This international organisation is the worlds leading rental supplier of video display systems with indoor and outdoor LED screens as well as having one of the largest fleets of high-brightness projectors and camera systems.

Pictures from Digital Antics

XL Video
Willie Williams
Digital Antics

Links to articles
Productionprofile with pictures by Professional Digital Console - Thanks to Olivier from France!
Mic me up before you go go
Willie Williams Wins Creative Review Award Using Barco Creative LED Modules
Mojo Barriers with George Michael for First Wembley Stadium Concert
Willie Williams wins Creative Review award for outstanding design using Barco creative LED modules
Barco’s Creative LED Modules Set Stage for George Michael
XL gets Live 25 with George Michael
George Michael on Tour with Sennheiser
Three D5s for 25 Live
Wigwam Acoustics Stocks Up with Van Damme Cable for George Michael Tour
Total Solutions Group Hog the Stage
XL Video wins TPi Award
DiGiCo D5 Makes George Michael’s Live Broadcast Straightforward

25Live Tour Band

Chris Cameron - Musical Director & Arranger
Danny Cummings - Percussion
Phil Palmer - Guitars
Andy Hamilton - Sax
Steve Walters - Bass
Mike Brown - Guitars
Carlos Hercules - Drums
Graham Kearns - Guitars
Luke Smith - Keyboards
Lincoln Jean-Marie - Backing Vocals
Jay Henry - Backing Vocals
Shirley Lewis - Backing Vocals
Lori Perry - Backing Vocals
Sharon Perry - Backing Vocals
Lucy Jules - Backing Vocals

This is the 25Live Tour Band. According to George the best band in the whole world! You can get to know a little more about each of them and/or their work by clicking on their names.

Links to articles:
Romanian News Article
Romanian News Article
Italian Article

Above pictures from www.georgemichael.com
and www.carloshercules.com