London, June 21 : Wham! is reportedly reuniting for a “one-off pop extravaganza” to mark the 30th anniversary of their first hit.
“George and Andrew have often said their Club Tropicana days are well behind them,” the Mirror quoted a source as saying.
“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!
“Things are still in the early stages but everybody is getting really excited about it,” the source said.
The duo had earlier planned a reunion in 2006 but Andrew was unable to join him on stage.
“A reunion had been planned in 2006 at George’s Wembley concert but Andrew was said to have been “too sick with nerves” to join him on stage.
It was at the same venue, 20 years earlier, that the pair had performed their final gig.
These days Andrew, 49, has shunned the limelight, and lives quietly in Cornwall with his partner, Bananarama star Keren Woodward, while George, 48, remains a huge star and is to resume his Symphonica tour in September after recovering from life-threatening pneumonia.
“On June 29 it will be 30 years to the day that Wham Rap, our first single, entered the charts,” Michael said about the release of his next single ‘White Light’.
“To celebrate, I’m releasing my new song. I dreamed of a career as a singer/songwriter from an early age but never could I have known I’d still be here 30 years later, with much more music to give,” he added. (ANI)