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George Michael Concert Special to Premiere on AXS TV in April in Conjunction Release of "Symphonica" Album

Image courtesy of Virgin EMI (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Virgin EMI (via ABC News Radio)

In celebration of the release of George Michael 's upcoming live album, Symphonica , a concert special filmed in Paris during the legendary pop singer's 2011-2012 tour of the same name will premiere April 13 at 8 p.m. ET on the high-definition AXS TV channel.  The show, which took place in September of 2012, marked the first time that a contemporary pop artist had ever performed at the city's renowned Palais Garnier Opera House.

Symphonica , Michael's sixth full-length album and his first since 2004's Patience , is due out March 18.  As previously reported, the 14-track collection was recorded during his Symphonica trek of the U.K. and mainland Europe, and contains a mix of original songs and covers.  The album was co-produced by George and the late Phil Ramone , and was the legendary producer's final project.

Fans who pre-order the digital version of the record will receive a bonus track, "I Remember You."  Earlier this month, George release the lead single from Symphonica , a rendition of Terence Trent D'Arby 's 1993 piano-driven ballad "Let Her Down Easy."  In addition, separate promo videos have been created to accompany both live and studio versions of the tune.

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