George Michael is getting a tribute concert which will be taking place next year on what would have been his 56th birthday. According to The Mirror the musician’s family has given the OK for the memorial concert to take place, which will celebrate “his life and music”. The singer died on Christmas Day 2016 from heart and liver disease.
The Mirror state that the new show will have George Michael’s former musical director, Chris Cameron, at the helm. Cameron was responsible for Michael's 2006/7 tour 25 Live, which was his first tour in 15 years and was a huge hit. Cameron was also musical director on The Faith Tour, Michael’s first solo concert tour which took place in 1988 and had Paula Abdul as choreographer.
The tribute concert will also feature ten of George Michael’s band members, including backing singer Shirley Lewis, bassist Deon Estus and guitarist Michael Brown. All sales from the tickets will go to Childline, which the singer supported and had given around £2.5 million from sales of his hit “Jesus as a Child” too.