George Michael Kicks Off Tour in Barcelona

George MichaelBARCELONA, SPAIN – A giant inflatable dummy representing George W. Bush and an English bulldog representing Tony Blair were displayed as a political statement showing the artist’s opposition to the US/UK’s led war in Iraq.
British singer and composer George Michael kicked off his first tour in fifteen years in Barcelona Saturday.
The artist staged a two-hour-long concert in which he included all his past and present hits from the times he was the lead singer of Wham! in the eighties until his last album Patience in 2004.
Right before a twenty-minute break, a giant inflatable dummy representing US president George W. Bush and an English bulldog representing UK’s prime minister Tony Blair were displayed as a political statement showing the artist’s opposition to the US/UK’s led war in Iraq.
George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in Bushey, North London, in 1963. During his student years, he played and sang for several musical bands until 1982, when he and Andrew Ridgeley formed Wham!
In 1987 he launched his solo career with the album Faith, followed by commercial flaw Listen Without Prejudice in 1989, Older (1996), the compilation Ladies and Gentlemen (1998), Songs from the last century (1999) and Patience (2004). He is set to release a new album later this year.
During his 2006 tour will George Michael will visit many European countries, including Italy, Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.
from eitb24

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