September 25, 2006 02:19:44 GMT
George Michael kicked off his first tour in 15 years with a mixture of dance hits, ballads and political commentary.
It's been 15 years that music great George Michael took off from music industry. But now the British singer is back, embarking on his solo concert dubbed "25 Live" European tour, which is held to mark a quarter of a century in the music business.
The British pop icon kicked off the concert in Barcelona on Saturday night September 23rd, performing in front of 18,000 long-time fans with a mixture of dance hits, ballads and political commentary. With no new album to promote, George sang hits from Wham! songs, such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go" and "Freedom" to solo efforts like "Faith", "Father Figure" and "Jesus to a Child".
"Well it just goes to show, doesn't it? Never say never," George said. "I truly believed that tonight would never happen, that I would never sing these songs to you again. But then I'm a fool." The "25 Live" European tour, which is George's first tour in 15 years, will touch down in 28 cities before December 15.