Wham! set to reform for one-night gig
Pop duo George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley will reportedly perform a concert celebrating 30 years
British 80s pop duo Wham! are reportedly set to reform for a one-night gig after 30 years.
Openly gay George Michael and musical partner Andrew Ridgeley, who announced their decision to split in 1986, are planning a ‘pop extravaganza’ to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut hit, as reported by The Mirror.
An insider told the British tabloid: ‘George and Andrew have often said their Club Tropicana days are well behind them, but seeing as their anniversary coincides with George releasing new material it’s one of those ‘now or never’ moments.
‘They probably won’t do a long tour or release new material like Take That but they do want to commemorate the event with a big gig and an even bigger party afterwards!’
Michael has said the ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ group would never get back together, recently announcing his new single White Light is a way of celebrating his three decades in the industry.
Wham! released three studio albums and sold 25 million records between 1982 and 1986.
The source added: ‘Things are still in the early stages but everybody is getting really excited about it.’
UPDATE: George Michael has denied the claims Wham! will be getting back together for a concert, according to British paper The Guardian.
He said the only celebration of 30 years in the music industry will be his new single, released three decades after Wham!’s first single ‘Wham Rap!’.
Watch Wham! perform their UK number one hit Freedom here: