So, I guess George and Kenny’s brand new house in Dallas must be nearing completion, because it looks like George feels he can commit to some US live dates next spring, ahead of a European stadium tour in the summer. Well, George must certainly be enjoying himself – just a couple of months off, before getting back on the road.
It’s also looking like the tour will be more than the orignally planned three shows across three cities.
They will need to generate some buzz for this, so I don’t expect too many dates to be announced… at least at first. I’m guessing they won’t announce more than five to ten shows, at least to start with, so that they can be reasonably confident of selling them out. If there’s a big demand, they can always add more dates.
So it’s almost the moment of truth – can Michael Lippman deliver George Michael anything close to the kind of US success that’s eluded him for the last 15 years? The US tour should be announced within the next few weeks, I’d have thought. I wonder how they’re going to make a splash with this in the US media? Perhaps George will run around Times Square naked, singing – I Am What I Am?