George Michael had to cancel his entire European tour late last year when he was diagnosed with a life-threatening case of pneumonia.
He is now going to restart his tour in Vienna on September 4th and will honor all original tickets to the show.
Michael will play 19 rescheduled dates as well as one new date in Amsterdam on September 14.
Not only that, but Michael wants all the doctors and nurses at the AKH hospital to see who show for free and is giving away 1,000 free tickets to the staff at the hospital.
“I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you first to the doctors and nurses who saved my life and took such great care of me and to all my fans, family and friends for their love and support,” says Michael, “I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.”
The tour will include a stop at the Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, which makes George the first pop artist to ever play in the venue.
George has come a long way since his hospitalization in November. He told fans he would be fine, but honestly wasn't sure if he was going to live.
“I'd say it was touch and go for a few weeks,” says George, “And I played it down, I didn't want to worry my fans too much.”
George Michael Rescheduled Symphonica Tour Dates:
September 4, Stadhalle, Vienna - New Date
September 6, Stadhalle, Vienna - Rescheduled from 21st November 2011
September 9, Palais Garnier, Paris - Rescheduled from 29th April 2012
September 14, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam - New Date
September 16, LG Arena, Birmingham- Rescheduled from 9th December 2011
September 17, LG Arena, Birmingham- Rescheduled from 10th December 2011
September 21, Arena, Manchester - Rescheduled from 12th December 2011
September 23, SECC, Glasgow - Rescheduled from 6th December 2011
September 24, SECC, Glasgow - Rescheduled from 7th December 2011
September 29, Royal Albert Hall, London - Rescheduled from 2nd May 2012
October 1, Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield - Rescheduled from 2nd December 2011
October 3, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle -Rescheduled from 3rd December 2011
October 5, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff - Rescheduled from 26th November 2011
October 6, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff - Rescheduled from 27th November 2011
October 9, Arena, Manchester - Rescheduled from 13th December 2011
October 10, Echo Arena, Liverpool - Rescheduled from 30th November 2011
October 13, Earls Court, London - Rescheduled from 16th December 2011
October 14, Earls Court, London- Rescheduled from 17th December 2011
October 17, Earls Court, London- Rescheduled from 19th December 2011