It was just brought to my attention that some of my fans in attendance at the Dublin show were told that, at my request, they could not take photos or video during my performance on Thursday. This news was extremely upsetting to me and I want to clarify that I always allow pics by the fans and there will never be a time when I restrict them as I know how much it adds to the experience of enjoying the evening. There are performances where venue management will ask audience members not to take pics,but if anyone at those venues ever represents that I personally (or anyone on my behalf) has not allowed the photography that is a blatant untruth. Even in venues where I know this is the policy, when I see a fan taking a shot using their phone or a camera I will smile and pose, as again, I think it adds to their enjoyment of the experience.

The Dublin show was one of my favorites of the last 90 I've done. I loved the theater and the audience,which was fantastic and sang to me all night. My position has and will always be that the fans have paid and waited to come see me and if they want to take pics with cameras or their phones that's absolutely fine with me. I encourage them to do so and post their faves, here or anywhere else that they like. This has always been the case and will not change!!

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Comment by meggy on January 26, 2011 at 6:03am
OOps that the Brown Theatre that you will be performing at, not the Palace, that's another venue' downtown. My mistake sorry!
Comment by meggy on January 21, 2011 at 1:20am
Thanks for that Info. Michael because I have been chased by security guards before.I'm fast so they didn't catch me. But it was a frightening experience. I had good pixs on that row of film.Wes Scantlin posed with me, he's the lead singer of Puddle of mudd. I like all kinds of music.And I have Soooo Many pixs taken with soooo  many people. My Mom wants you to take a picture with me when you perform at The Palace here in Louisville, Ky.3-13-2011. Be Lookin for Us!
Comment by Maureen Grogan on November 23, 2010 at 6:36pm
This is all too often a battle--I recall about ten years ago when a security guard at a Boston venue told my sister he would "put her in the parking lot" if she didn't put her camera away. Other venues threatened to take cameras. It seems to have loosened up in the last several years due to cell phone cameras, etc. It' salways seemed to me that the Artist who owns the images and material should be the only one to decide whether pictures or videos can be made. Why should the venue give a darn? And I have been the happy recipient of Michael's deliberate posing, smiling, etc. He is ALWAYS concerned about the fans' enjoyment. That's why we love him!!!
Comment by Richard Hogan on November 20, 2010 at 8:04pm
I was fortunate enough to get to see the Dublin concert. I think the word CLASS is a suitable word to describe Michaels perfomance. The standing ovation for his performance of Nessum Dorma was truly deserved. Michael referred to Pavarotti as the master but I have the CD of the Modena concert from Sept 9 1995 when they both went head to head on Nessum Dorma and I would actually say that Michael edged out the great man on that occasion. Being supported by a top class band and venue places this concert at the top of all the concerts I have been at and I have been at quite a few. Many thanks.
Comment by stephang on November 19, 2010 at 8:19am
stop with sexy man & this kind of bullshit bolton made a great cd in 1984 some others ok he s a pretty man but christopher cross is a great singer as well as elton john & its all that matters bary manilow is beautiful too i am too but its off topic we re to speak about music & the man that performs it his songwriting partners such as afanasieff warren douglas james & not about complete litter we see in tabloids like closer the sun take pictures if you like report straight on to mayor of cities where people treated you rudely in concerts & that s it
Comment by Pamela Dempsey on November 18, 2010 at 3:37am
Hey babe, we don't need any magazine to tell us what we've known for years,lmao.Haven't seen ya on facebook lately.Miss you hun.Take care and enjoy that beautifull little lady,Your Soul Provider,,.
Comment by Marsha Dodson on November 18, 2010 at 3:11am
Michael, congratulations on being named in People Magazines most sexiest men alive. Although, we really didn't need them to tell us that, we already knew it. You are and always will be the sexiest man alive. Love, Marsha
Comment by Shannon Chambers on November 17, 2010 at 11:16pm
Michael, congratulations on People's Magaziens most sexiest men alive. I always knew you were THE sexiest man alive!! Love, Shannon xoxo
Comment by Sabrina Kinsella on November 17, 2010 at 10:00pm
Oh my god how close where u sinead Doyle fab picture so natural, can't wait till peoples mag fri you certainly are the sexist man alive ever !!!! Love u Michael x x x
Comment by Debra Tennet on November 17, 2010 at 9:55pm
aww that's so good to hear Michael, hoping to take lots of photos next week in London and Bournemouth.
Thanks so much for your message. So excited!! See you next week!!
Love you Lots, Deb xxx

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