George Michael's Carrow Road date

MARK NICHOLLS Pop sensation George Michael is to play a summer stadium concert at Norwich's Carrow Road on Tuesday, June 12.

MARK NICHOLLS

Pop sensation George Michael is to play a summer stadium concert at Norwich's Carrow Road on Tuesday, June 12.

It will be his second date on a new UK tour and follows what will be the first pop concert at the new 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium, where he will perform on Saturday, June 9.

The Carrow Road appearance will be just one of five concerts where his UK fans will be able to see the star this summer and tickets go on sale this Thursday. Prices have yet to be announced.

It will be the first major concert at Carrow Road for two years following Elton John's appearance at the stadium in 2005 with Lulu as support.

Last year, rock band Bon Jovi were booked to open the new Wembley Stadium but they, along with the Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams and Take That, were forced to move venue when building work overran.

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Michael played some of his most memorable gigs at the old Wembley Stadium, performing in Live Aid in 1985, Wham's farewell concert with Andrew Ridgeley in 1986, the Nelson Mandela concert in 1988, the Freddie Mercury tribute concert in 1992 and Net Aid in 1999.

Other UK perform-ances by the star will be at City of Manchester Stadium (June 15), Hampden Park, Glasgow (June 17) and Home Park, Plymouth (June 19).

No one from Norwich City was available to comment last night.

For tickets, call 0870 380 0148, 0870 534 4444 or 0871 424 1434.