George Michael has announced his next tour will be with an orchestra. ‘Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour’ will start in Prague in August.

Michael will take the tour through 15 countries and perform songs spanning his 30-year career as well as a few covers.

“The music will be re-worked and re-arranged for the orchestra which will accompany George at each location. This new classical setting will give each song added layers and new nuances. It's unmistakeably George Michael, but not as we've ever known him,” a statement at his website reads.

George’s last two releases were both covers. He recorded Stevie Wonder’s ‘You And I’ as a gift for the Royal Wedding and then last month released his version of New Order’s ‘True Faith’ to support Comic Relief.

Dates for the Symphonica tour are:

Aug 22-11
State Opera House
Prague, Czech Republic

Aug 29-11
Jyske Bank Boxen Arena
Herning, Denmark

Aug 31-11
Jyske Bank Boxen Arena
Herning, Denmark

Sep 02-11
Jyske Bank Boxen Arena
Herning, Denmark

Sep 05-11
02 Arena
Berlin, Germany

Sep 07-11
Koln, Germany

Sep 08-11
SAP Arena
Mannheim, Germany

Sep 10-11
Piazza S. Croce
Florence, Italy

Sep 11-11
Arena Italsider
Naples, Italy

Sep 13-11
Arena di Verona
Verona, Italy

Sep 17-11
Wroclaw, Poland

Sep 19-11
Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
Budapest, Hungary

Sep 20-11
Arena Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Sep 22-11
Nikaia Arena
Nice, France

Sep 24-11
BEC Arena
Bilbao, Spain

Sep 25-11
Palacio De Los Deportes
Madrid, Spain

Sep 27-11
Palau San Jordi
Barcelona, Spain

Sep 28-11
Marseille, France

Sep 30-11
Toulouse, France

Oct 01-11
Arena Montpellier
Montpellier, France

Oct 03-11
Paris, France

Oct 07-11
Antwerp, Belgium

Oct 12-11
Stuttgart, Germany

Oct 14-11
Zurich, Switzerland

Oct 18-11
02 Arena
Hamburg, Germany

Oct 19-11
TUI Arena
Hannover, Germany

Oct 21-11
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Oct 25-11
Royal Albert Hall
London, UK

Oct 26-11
Royal Albert Hall
London, UK

Oct 28-11
Royal Albert Hall
London, UK

Oct 29-11
Royal Albert Hall
London, UK

Nov 01-11
The O2
Dublin, Ireland

Nov 06-11
Royal Opera House
London, UK

Nov 09-11
KöPi Arena
Oberhausen, Germany

Nov 14-11
O2 Arena
Prague, Czech Republic

Nov 17-11
Munich, Germany

Nov 19-11
Frankfurt, Germany

Nov 21-11
Vienna, Austria

Nov 23-11
Strasbourg, France

Nov 26-11
Motorpoint Arena
Cardiff, UK

Nov 30-11
Echo Arena
Liverpool, UK

Dec 02-11
Motorpoint Arena
Sheffield, UK

Dec 03-11
Metro Radio Arena
Newcastle, UK

Dec 06-11
Glasgow, UK

Dec 09-11
LG Arena
Birmingham, UK

Dec 12-11
MEN Arena
Manchester, UK

Apr 29-12
Palais Garnier
Paris, France

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