Norwich concert nostalgia: George Michael at Carrow Road in 2007

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05:30 8 June 2022



Dramatic fanfare and delirious excitement heralded pop superstar George Michael’s Carrow Road appearance in 2007.

The highly anticipated concert on June 12 followed his performance at the first-ever concert held at the new Wembley Stadium the previous weekend.


Singer, George Michael on stage at the Norwich City Football Club ground in Carrow Road in Norwich, Norfolk. Photo: James Bass For: EDP/ EN NEWS EDP Pics © 2007 Tel: (01603) 772434
Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


Singer, George Michael on stage at Norwich City Football Club ground at Carrow Road in No

Singer, George Michael on stage at the Norwich City Football Club ground in Carrow Road in Norwich, Norfolk. Photo: James Bass For: EDP/ EN NEWS EDP Pics © 2007 Tel: (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007

Pop diva Sophie Ellis Bextor opened the show and won support from the local crowd when she said her outfit for the evening – a green mini dress – was a nod to the Canary Islands strip.


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George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert. L>R Hannah Harvey and Sharon Hodgson Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nicholls For: EDP news EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert.  Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nic

George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert. Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nicholls For: EDP news EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007

However, for readers who attended, you might recall that his knowledge of the lyrics to On The Ball City was a bit spotty.

Mexican waves swept over the stadium before George took the stage and despite threatening clouds the weather held out for him to unleash a torrent of success for the crowd.


Singer, George Michael on stage at Norwich City Football Club ground at Carrow Road in No

Singer, George Michael on stage at the Norwich City Football Club ground in Carrow Road in Norwich, Norfolk. Photo: James Bass For: EDP/ EN NEWS EDP Pics © 2007 Tel: (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert.  Sally Daniel takes shelter from the rai

George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert. Sally Daniel shelters from the rain Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nicholls For: EDP news EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007

Please enjoy these photos from the Evening News archives of this stunning performance in Norwich. Maybe you can spot yourself or someone you know in the pictures.

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George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert. L>R Denise Ball and Jo Andrews Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nicholls For: EDP news EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert.  Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nic

George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert. Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nicholls For: EDP news EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert.  Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nic

George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert. Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nicholls For: EDP news EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


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George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert. L>R Inna Millward, Margarite Reed and Svetlana Mukhima Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nicholls For: EDP news EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert.  Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nic

George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert. Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nicholls For: EDP news EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


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George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert.L>R Heidi Harvey and Kelly Clarke
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert.  Fan Kelly Clarke arrives at Carrow

George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert. Fan Kelly Clarke arrives at Carrow Road. The last time she saw George Michael was at Wembley Stadium. Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nicholls For: EDP news EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert.  Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nic

George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert. Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nicholls For: EDP news EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert.  Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nic

George Michael fans arrive at Carrow Road / NCFC for the concert. Photo:Antony Kelly Copy:Mark Nicholls For: EDP news EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


Singer, George Michael on stage at Norwich City Football Club ground at Carrow Road in No

Singer, George Michael on stage at the Norwich City Football Club ground in Carrow Road in Norwich, Norfolk. Photo: James Bass For: EDP/ EN NEWS EDP Pics © 2007 Tel: (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007


Singer, George Michael on stage at Norwich City Football Club ground at Carrow Road in No

Singer, George Michael on stage at the Norwich City Football Club ground in Carrow Road in Norwich, Norfolk. Photo: James Bass For: EDP/ EN NEWS EDP Pics © 2007 Tel: (01603) 772434
– Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2007

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