On my Bucket List, sitting quite high at Number Three, just under ‘Being A Thundercat’, there’s ‘See Wham! Live,’ and before today it would have took the combined efforts of Cancer Research and Noel Edmund’s to get that done, but now there’s a chance that seeing Wham! sing again is a distinct possibility as George Michael has announced that, thirty years after the very first release, the duo are set to tour again.
It also coincides with George Michael releasing a song about his recent dance with death. But that sounds as maudlin as his recent New Order cover. What a mess that was.
On the face of it, it looks like the Wham! tour is going to be an absolute car crash, but it’s still a car crash that I would love to see, and as Wham! are touring the country it looks like we can all have the opportunity to see what could possibly be the worst thing to happen to reformations since The Reformation sullied the good word.
George Michael’s spokesperson told the Daily Mirror this:
George and Andrew have often said their Club Tropicana days are well behind them. But seeing as their anniversary coincides with George releasing new material, it’s one of those ‘now or never’ moments. They probably won’t do a long tour or release new material like Take That but they do want to commemorate the event with a big gig… and an even bigger party afterwards! Things are still in the early stages but everybody is getting really excited about it.
As they should! It’s not often that the first Western band to play in Communist China reforms to travel the country.
How it’s going to work is a struggle, because George Michael doesn’t sound like the George Michael of the 80s anymore and Andrew Ridgeley has been living the quiet life with one of Bananarama (not Siobhan Fahey), but nevertheless, it could be a brilliant way to commemorate Michaels’ 30 year career.
Let’s just hope that Pepsi and Shirley are there as well, otherwise, whats the point?
HERE’S THE BEST SONG ABOUT BEING ON THE DOLE, WHAM RAP!