George Michael is to play the first live show at the new Wembley Stadium when it opens later this year.
The former Wham! frontman, who recently revealed that his mother came from a Jewish family, will perform at the north London venue on June 9 as part of a European tour.
The stadium’s managing director Alex Horne said it was “fantastic” that Michael would be playing there.
“This is a fitting first gig in the new stadium. We are looking forward to putting the stadium back on the world map as a major music destination,” he said.
The 43-year-old is no stranger to the Wembley stage, having performed at the old stadium several times, notably at Live Aid in 1985 and at Wham’s farewell concert the following year.
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