POP STAR George Michael will wrap up his Australian tour in the Hunter Valley in December.
The British singer has announced he will return to Australia later this year with his Symphonica tour including a performance at Hope Estate on December 1.
Michael was forced to cancel his world tour last year after a near-fatal bout of pneumonia but made clear his intentions to get back on the road when fit.
He will open his tour at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on November 13 before dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Hunter Valley.
The shows will feature an orchestra playing reinterpreted versions of songs from Michael’s back catalogue, including hits from his Wham! days, and covers of his favourite artists.
The Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour was critically acclaimed on its journey throughout Europe before Michael postponed his remaining dates after a gig in Vienna in November.
The 48-year-old performer, who last toured Australia in 2010, is expected to showcase new material on the resumed tour, including White Light which he said was written to thank fans for their support during his illness.
Tickets go on sale from 9am on May 5.