with concert at Allphones Arena and Hope Estate in Hunter
THE latest superstar tour to be confirmed for 2012 is George Michael's Symphonica.
The former Wham! man fell in love with Australian audiences all over again - as they did with him - at his amazing shows here last year.
Since the tour opened in Prague in August, George Michael has been greeted by five-minute-long standing ovations and rave reviews for the orchestral interpretations of his repertoire and those he covered on the "Songs From The Last Century" record.
The setlists have had a few changes during the European leg of the tour but have included "Brother Can You Spare A Dime?", "Praying For Time", "Feeling Good", "You Have Been Loved" and a mash-up featuring "Amazing" and "I'm Your Man".
Michael has been tweeting up a storm during the tour, including revealing that Justin Timberlake attended the London show.
"Justin was very sweet actually, I hope that bits real. We could probably make an interesting record. :)" he wrote.
While progress on his long-awaited new record has been delayed by the huge tour, it is expected he will catch up with his favourite local music duo, Paul Mac and Seymour Butz, who did some writing with the British superstar on his Sydney visits.
George Michael's Symphonica will be at the Hope Estate and Allphones Arena in April. Tickets go on sale on December 2.