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George Michael to Pay $250,000 for Overran Concert

July 12, 2007 06:28:49 GMT

George Michael was having too much fun during his Wembley concert that he spent an extra 13 minutes and gets fined for it.


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Tapped to be the first act in newly-rebuilt Wembley stadium, George Michael is tangled in a finance situation. The singer is fined 130,000 or equal to $250,000 for the 13 extra minutes he spent for his show.

The concert that took place June 9 ignored the rules set by Wembley's officers. A source said, "Wembley has strict rules that concerts must finish at an agreed time or the acts face a 10,000 fine for each minute they continue. George slipped two extra songs into his set and racked up a huge bill. He was enjoying himself so much he didn't care."

George is fined despite his mutual relationship with the stadium in previous years. The singer played a show as Wham! back in 1986 as their final piece and also held a concert for Live Aid the year before. Another notable performance in the stadium was when he joined a line of artists paying tribute to the late Freddie Mercury in 1992.

A Wembley spokesperson said, "Wembley can issue fines for concerts that overrun, but that's between Wembley and the concert promoters."

© AceShowbiz.com




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