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George Michael to reschedule cancelled 2011 dates

The former Wham man wants to pick up his Symphonica tour in September

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George Michael has told fans that he will most likely reschedule his cancelled 2011 tour dates for September of this year.

The singer had to pull a run of UK shows after succumbing to a life-threatening bout of pneumonia at the end of last year. He has now taken to Twitter to explain that the tour will probably take place this autumn and that the shows may now include new songs.

When asked when the gigs would be taking place, he wrote: "realistically I can't see my vocal cords being being ready till the summer, but then I have to think about people losing out if they are on their summer hols. So September seems the most likely. Sorry about that everyone. Rest assured I will use the time wisely. As in... working on improving the show, mixing the live tracks, finishing brand new tracks!"

The singer was set to play Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on November 26 and 27 last year as part of his Symphonica jaunt, but the gigs were shelved after he was rushed to hospital in Vienna. The rest of the tour was then pulled.

He also pulled a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall, which was due to take place on November 24. Another Royal Albert Hall gig in October was cancelled after George Michael was diagnosed with a viral infection and high temperature.

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