George Michael's 2010 stadium tour of Australian will, after all, make a detour into Melbourne, promoter Dainty Consolidated Entertainment has confirmed.

The "George Michael Live" tour will swing into Melbourne's Etihad Stadium (formerly the Telstra Dome) for a show on March 3, 2010 following the two previously-announced dates at Perth's ME Bank Stadium (Feb. 20) and the Sydney Football Stadium (Feb. 26).

Until now, a Melbourne date couldn't be confirmed because the stadium's itinerary was locked up with Australian Rules football matches. However, promoter Paul Dainty says he "worked tirelessly" negotiating a mid-week concert which wouldn't interfere with the pre-arranged weekend sporting fixtures.

The tour will mark Michael's first live appearance in Australia since his "Faith" tour in 1988.