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In pictures: George Michael at Wembley

Wembley Stadium

George Michael has become the first artist to play the new Wembley Stadium, in London, nearly seven years after the last concert at the old stadium.

George Michael fans

The 90,000-capacity venue sold out - with some fans eager to show how long they had been following the ex-Wham! singer for.

Bobby Moore statue at Wembley

The spiritual home of English football re-opened earlier this year after a 757m redevelopment scheme.

Lines of fans outside stadium

Fans queued outside the stadium, which had originally been due to open for concerts last summer.

George Michael

Michael performed hits from the Wham! back catalogue as well as solo hits like Fastlove and Too Funky.

George Michael in front of heart backdrop

Michael declared it was "an amazing honour" to be the first artist to play the stadium.

George Michael

The singer, born in north London, said he had felt a "huge association" with Wembley since he was a child.

Wembley Stadium

Muse and Metallica are also due to play at Wembley, which is also playing host to Concert for Diana and Live Earth this summer.

Fans with poster saying "Thanks George"

Fans, who had paid 75 for tickets, were vocal in their support for the former Wham! star.




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George Michael on stage at Wembley Stadium



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