Today Tone Deaf received a press release from one of pop’s most interesting and enduring icons, singer George Michael sent out a press release announcing his brand new single “White Light” as a well as a tour to Australian soil at the end of the year. Read on!:

Hi everyone. On the 29th of June this year it will be thirty years to the day that ‘Wham Rap’, my first single, written with Andrew Ridgeley, (on an afternoon that the two of us should have been at school!), entered the British charts. To celebrate and commemorate those thirty wonderful years I am releasing my most recent song, ‘White Light’, to radio on the exact anniversary of that chart date (July 2 in Australia).

Although I know the music industry tradition on such occasions is to list the hundreds of millions of albums sold, the number of records broken and awards received over all those years, I would simply like to say thank you.

Most of my fans realise that I dreamed of a career as a singer/songwriter from an early age, but never in my wildest imaginings could I have known that I would still be here thirty years later, healthy, happy, and feeling that I still have so much more music to give. It is miraculous in so many ways. Fate has been so kind to me, as have the millions of people that that have bought records and come to see me play year after year since 1982.

I am truly blessed, and ‘White Light’ is my thank you to everybody who has been a part of my success. And I mean everybody, including the press!! Long may it continue.

All my love,

George Michael xxx   

Currently writing and producing a brand new studio album, which will be his first since his 10 million plus selling No.1 record Patience eight years ago. The new album is scheduled for release in Autumn. The singer is finishing off his Symphonica Tour across Europe and the UK before heading down under in November for a six-date arena tour.

Ticket details are still be sorted, but we can confirm the dates


Saturday 10th November – Perth Arena, Perth WA

Tuesday 13th November – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA

Saturday 17th November – All Phones Arena, Sydney NSW

Wednesday 21st November – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne VIC

Tuesday 27th November – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane QLD

Saturday 1st December – Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley NSW