• George Michael to open Euro 2012 stadium
  • 12.05.2011

Eighties legend George Michael has been confirmed to launch the brand new sports stadium in Wroclaw, south west Poland, ahead of next year's Euro 2012 Championships.


The Wham veteran will be strutting his stuff on 17 September, backed by a full-blown symphonic orchestra.


“Throughout the last year we spoke with dozens of artists, and it seems to us that we've made a very good choice,” said Michael Brill, vice president of SMG Europe, which operates the stadium.


“The most important factor for us was that it shouldn't be just an ordinary concert of a famous artist,” he noted, adding that other artists associated with Wroclaw would also be taking part in the celebrations.


28,000 punters should be able to snap up tickets for the concert. It has been reported that sales will kick off on 17 May.


George Michael shot to fame in 1982 with Wham's first single “Young Guns (Go For it!)”. Although the group disbanded in 1986, Michael has remained an enduring talent, with his solo albums selling in gargantuan quantities across the globe. (nh)