Live Review: George Michael at HP Pavilion, 06/19/08

In San Jose, George Michael is their man: Aidin Vaziri | He has said this will be his last tour. At 44, Michael is not as bendy as he used to be, and the tight white shorts of the Wham! days have sadly been traded in for boring black blazers, but in every other regard he looked exactly like we left him, with the gleaming teeth, designer sunglasses and ever-present stubble intact. “My can-canning days are over, I’m afraid,” he apologized at one point. But that didn’t stop Michael from taking the stage alone, with the live band relegated to three-tiers of scaffolding behind an enormous digital screen that broadcast images ripped directly from the iTunes visualizer and six backup singers hovering near the edges. He might not move like Kanye West but he had little trouble keeping the audience on its feet.Continue reading.


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