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You've Got To Have Faith As George Michael Lives On
Gone but very much not forgotten. The legacy created by singing superstar George Michael is to live on after his untimely death last year in the capable hands of former talent show winner Wayne Dilks and his band who are taking to the road with a UK live stage tour. Billed as Faith: The George Michael Legacy in honour of the huge hit single that led to a world tour, Wayne and his eight-piece band will take fans on a musical journey through the Wham years and George's subsequent hugely successful solo career.

Wayne Dilks, Faith: The George Michael Legacy
Wayne Dilks stars in Faith: The George Michael Legacy

Incredibly that musical journey, which tragically ended when George Michael died on Christmas Day last year at the age of 53, spawned a total of 35 years of hit records. The 'legacy' show and production, which comes to the Lichfield Garrick theatre on Saturday 3 June, are based upon the George Michael 25 live tour, which is also known as the 25th-anniversary tour. This 2017 show uses actual video footage from the 25 live tour displayed on a video wall, regarded as a first for any UK theatre show.

George Michael
George Michael performs during the 1988 Faith world tour

Faith: The George Michael Legacy is a celebration of the life of one of the world's most successful male artists who sold more than 100 million records worldwide with the help of 11 British number 1 singles, eight British number 1 albums and six US number 1 singles. His all too familiar hit songs include Club Tropicana, I'm Your Man, Faith, Fast Love, Freedom, Careless Whisper, and Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me. The job of bringing these songs and many more to the live stage goes to Wayne Dilks, a former winner of TV's 'Stars in Their Eyes'. Faith: The George Michael Legacy will be performed at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on Saturday 3 June from 7.30pm. Tickets priced from 22.50 to 24.50 are available online or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121.

Lichfield Garrick
Faith: The George Michael Legacy comes to Lichfield Garrick on June 3

Forthcoming UK dates

June 3 Lichfield Garrick Theatre
June 10 Wrexham William Aston Hall
June 17 Lincoln New Theatre Royal
June 22 Crewe Lyceum Theatre
June 23 St Albans The Alban Arena
June 24 Wrexham William Aston Hall
June 25 Stourbridge The River Rooms
June 29 Fareham Ferneham Hall

July 1 Nottingham Albert Hall
July 8 Hull City Hall
July 14 Norwich Epic Studios
July 15 Sutton Coldfield Walmley Social Club

August 10 Margate Winter Gardens
August 12 Wellingborough The Castle
August 18 Hunstanton Princess Theatre
August 19 Horsham The Capitol
August 22 Brighton Komedia
August 24 Bedford Corn Exchange
August 31 Hayes Beck Theatre

September 3 Bournemouth Pavilion
September 6 Redditch Palace Theate
September 23 Redhill Harlequin Theatre
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Why? The George Michael Legacy Lives On
When: 3 June to 2 December
Phone: 01543 412121
Cost: Lichfield tickets 22.50 to 24.50
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