Koncertek

2008. Augusztus 02: Tampa, USA @ St. Pete Times Forum

Aréna: St. Pete Times Forum

Előadott számok: Waiting, Fastlove, I'm Your Man, Father Figure, Hard Day, Everything She Wants, One More Try, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, An Easier Affair, Too Funky, Star People - interval - Faith, Spinning The Wheel, Feeling Good, Amazing, Flawless, Outside

Ráadás: Careless Whisper, Freedom '90

Komment: 'Roxanne', 'Kissing A Fool', 'Praying For Time' and 'A Different Corner' are not on the setlist tonight. The setlist is cut short because George is under the weather - he has caught a cold as a result of not being used to American airconditioning. George doesn't talk much in the first half but he does tell his audience he's going to do the best he can tonight. Despite his cold and it affecting his singing tonight, George gives everything he has and is doing a good job.

2008. Augusztus 03: Sunrise, USA @ BankAtlantic Center

Aréna: BankAtlantic Center

Előadott számok: Waiting, Fastlove, I'm Your Man, Father Figure, Hard Day, Everything She Wants, One More Try, An Easier Affair, Too Funky, Star People - interval - Faith, Spinning The Wheel, Feeling Good, Amazing, Flawless, Outside

Ráadás: Careless Whisper, Freedom '90

Komment: Not hard to miss by the fans...George is still a little under the weather, but the show must go on. This show tonight marks the end of the North American leg of the 25Live tour. The setlist is again cut short which results in it being the shortest this summer. 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' doesn't make the setlist tonight, next to other regulars 'Roxanne', 'Kissing A Fool', 'A Different Corner'. Again George gives his best and delivers a great show. During the accapella part of 'Feeling Good' somebody in the audience shouts "How do you feel?!" which makes a tickled George stop singing. Like on all other nights on this tour, George has no problem getting his audience on their feet partying tonight. At the end of the evening George waves his goodbyes, the band continues to play Freedom '90, the production credits roll across the screen, listing the band, the crew and other people involved in the tour - and that's it, the impressive and outstanding North American leg of the 25Live tour has come to an end.

2008. Augusztus 24: London, Anglia @ Earls Court

Aréna: Earls Court

Előadott számok: Waiting, Fastlove, I'm Your Man, Father Figure, Hard Day, Everything She Wants, One More Try, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, An Easier Affair, Too Funky, Star People - interval - Faith, Spinning The Wheel, Feeling Good, Roxanne, Amazing, Flawless, Outside

Ráadás: A Different Corner, Careless Whisper, Freedom '90

Komment: George Michael starts his first of 'The Final Two' shows by saying, "Good Evening London, it's good to be home!" Dressed in a dark aubergine blazer and black jeans, George does not seem as loosened up as we have seen him before on the tour, but rather more focussed. The setlist is the same as in America, except for 'Kissing A Fool' which is not on the setlist. During the introduction of 'Feeling Good' George surprises his fans by revealing he has written a Christmas song which will be available on Christmas Day along with 'Feeling Good'. George dedicates 'Amazing' to Kenny Goss, and says very thoughtful to his audience, "If you’re here with someone you love, this is for you. If you’re not, this is just to tell you it’s gonna happen". A whole new ingredient for the 25Live show tonight is a lasershow.

2008. Augusztus 25: London, Anglia @ Earls Court

Aréna: Earls Court

Előadott számok: Waiting, Fastlove, I'm Your Man, Father Figure, You Have Been Loved, Everything She Wants, Precious Box, One More Try, Jesus To A Child, An Easier Affair, Too Funky, Shoot The Dog - interval - Faith, Spinning The Wheel, Feeling Good, Roxanne, My Mother Had A Brother, Amazing, Flawless, Outside

Ráadás: Careless Whisper, Fantasy, Freedom '90

Komment: Tonight, on the second and last night (ever) in Earls Court, the cameras are rolling for a possible 25Live DVD. George repeats last years Wembley broadcast stunt, by letting his audience say "Hello Mum!" on camera during 'Spinning The Wheel'. George is on a roll himself - with an interesting setlist, he plays one of the longest shows on the tour. Tonight Europe gets to hear 'Fantasy' for the first and so far last time live. 'Shoot The Dog', 'Precious Box', 'You Have Been Loved' and a beautiful and emotional 'My Mother Had A Brother' make their return on the setlist. George takes a moment to embarrass best friend David Austin telling his fans David complained he didn't get credits as co-writer when last night George told the audience and present media he wrote a new Christmas song. Sitting on the stairs, catching his breath after an energetic performance of 'Fantasy', George says in a speech - addressing his Earls Court audience, the “wonderful people of London Town and all over the world” - “It’s been an amazing, amazing, amazing ride but there have been so many moments when the compromises have seemed too huge and I just felt...I've spent the last two years working out that every single f****** bit of aggro is worth it - for this. So thank you for that, I really do.”

2008. Augusztus 30: Koppenhága, Dánia @ Parken

Stadion: Parken

Előadott számok: Waiting, Fastlove, I'm Your Man, Father Figure, You Have Been Loved, Everything She Wants, Precious Box, One More Try, Jesus To A Child, An Easier Affair, Too Funky, Shoot The Dog - interval - Faith, Spinning The Wheel, Feeling Good, Kissing A Fool, Roxanne, Amazing, Flawless, Outside

Ráadás: Careless Whisper, Freedom '90

Komment: This is the very last show of the entire 25Live Tour. A tour which originally was supposed to last three months, but ended up lasting almost two years. But so here in Koppenhága ends this immense success story for George Michael and his fans. Unfortunately for some fans the evening doesn't start all that pretty. As security fails to acknowledge situations can become tricky while queuing before any concert, people in the Golden Circle line are left in a potentially dangerous situation when the mass of people becomes too huge and the space too little. George's late soundcheck comes as a bad timing for those fans because it means they have to endure "the worst queuing ever". After the energetic Earls Court concerts, George shows up tonight with renewed energy to give his fans once again a fantastic concert. He doesn't talk much to his audience in the first half but in the second half he connects more with his fans. Tonight George plays 'Kissing A Fool' for the first time in Europe on the entire tour. He dedicates 'Jesus To A Child', which is on the setlist for the third time this year, to Anselmo. Before finishing the concert - and the tour - with 'Freedom '90', George thanks the people who work on "this whole huge thing" (de stage setting), and his band saying, "It's been an amazing two years and I couldn’t have done this without these people. I’m telling you, you could not tour around the world with a better group of people.” Credits for people who deserve them. George says in the 2008 Tourbook, "If I was getting a reference, I think I would say that I did OK." We think it's safe to say that if you ask fans and critics, he did better than that, George did a superb job the last two years. Hats off to George!

2008. December 01: Abu Dhabi, Egyesült Arab Emirátusok

Stadion: Zayed Sports City Stadium

Nyitó fellépő: Alicia Keys

Előadott számok: Waiting, Fastlove, I'm Your Man, Father Figure, Everything She Wants, One More Try, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Too Funky, Star People - szünet - Faith, Spinning The Wheel, Feeling Good, Roxanne, Kissing A Fool, Amazing, Flawless, Outside

Ráadás: Careless Whisper, Freedom '90

Komment: The media in the United Arab Emirates claimed George Michael had pegged the Abu Dhabi show as the finale of his 25Live world tour. George Michael was first approached a year ago to come to Abu Dhabi, and it has taken months of negotiation to secure the right package. The official George Michael website announced the Abu Dhabi concert as a one off special outdoor show which George Michael was to headline. Probably due to the fact George Michael had already played 'The Final Two' and 'The Final One', both billed as the final 25Live concerts.

2008. Július 02: Seattle, USA @ Key Arena

Aréna: Key Arena

Előadott számok: Waiting, Fastlove, I'm Your Man, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Father Figure, Hard Day, Everything She Wants, One More Try, A Different Corner, An Easier Affair, Too Funky, Star People - interval - Faith, Spinning The Wheel, Feeling Good, Roxanne, Kissing A Fool, Amazing, Flawless, Outside

Ráadás: Praying For Time, Careless Whisper, Freedom '90

Komment: Tonight's setlist is the same as the one from the previous concert. Like every night, George thanks his fans for their support for the last 25 years and says that coming back to America at this point in time is the icing on the cake. Another great show.

2008. Július 04: Vancouver, Kanada @ General Motors Place

Aréna: General Motors Place

Előadott számok: Waiting, Fastlove, I'm Your Man, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Father Figure, Hard Day, Everything She Wants, One More Try, A Different Corner, An Easier Affair, Too Funky, Star People - interval - Faith, Spinning The Wheel, Feeling Good, Roxanne, Kissing A Fool, Amazing, Flawless, Outside

Ráadás: Praying For Time, Careless Whisper, Fantasy, Freedom '90

Komment: George turns General Moters Place into George Michael's Place tonight. A 'relaxed' George grants his fans 24 songs here in Vancouver. One of which is the Ráadás 'Fantasy', performed live for the very first time.

2008. Július 07: Saint Paul, USA @ Xcel Energy Center

Aréna: Xcel Energy Center

Előadott számok: Waiting, Fastlove, I'm Your Man, Father Figure, Hard Day, Everything She Wants, One More Try, A Different Corner, An Easier Affair, Too Funky, Fantasy - interval - Faith, Spinning The Wheel, Feeling Good, Roxanne, Kissing A Fool, Amazing, Flawless, Outside

Ráadás: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Careless Whisper, Freedom '90

Komment: The show tonight isn't by far a sellout but a lot of fans from the Minneapolis area show up for again a great concert. 'Praying For Time' as well as 'Star People' are not on the setlist tonight. However, 'Fantasy' closes the first half of the show. George, who doesn't talk much but has beautiful vocals tonight, sings 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' as the first Ráadás.

2008. Július 09: Chicago, USA @ United Center

Aréna: United Center

Előadott számok: Waiting, Fastlove, I'm Your Man, Father Figure, Hard Day, Everything She Wants, One More Try, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, An Easier Affair, Too Funky, Star People - interval - Faith, Spinning The Wheel, Feeling Good, Roxanne, Kissing A Fool, Amazing, Flawless, Outside

Ráadás: A Different Corner, Careless Whisper, Freedom '90

Komment: Tonight George is full of energy. 'A Different Corner' is moved to the Ráadás and in it's place is 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'. The catwalk, extending from the main stage to the middle of the Arena, is back again tonight. When introducing 'Hard Day', George says he thinks it's a mistake that they did not play that song in Europe.