Boy George and Culture Club are back after more than two years, with a major UK tour of arenas in November, with Belinda Carlisle and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey as special guests.
The ‘Life’ Tour will visit 11 cities, kicking off on November the ninth in Nottingham through to Nov 23rd in Leeds. Boy George announced the tour live on BBC Radio 2’s breakfast show this morning talking to DJ Fearne Cotton, and he’ll be on The One Show on BBC TV tonight. Tickets for the tour are on sale from 9am today, Wednesday 11th April.
Since they formed in 1981, Culture Club have sold more than 150 million records world-wide, and won a Grammy. Their slew of timeless chart hit singles includes; ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’, ‘Karma Chameleon’, ‘Church Of The Poison Mind’, ‘Victims’, ‘It’s A Miracle’ and ‘The War Song’.
The group are fronted by larger than life singer/songwriter Boy George, who is joined by founder members Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss. The ‘Life’ tour begins in Florida in June and tours across the USA, until it closes in Fresno, California on 5th October, before the UK leg just over a month later.
Their 21-date US and UK tour was scrapped in November 2014 when Boy George suffered serious throat problems and required complete vocal rest and therapy, to avoid surgery or losing his voice for good.
It would have been the first time all four original members had toured for 12 years. The tour eventually kicked off in Canada in July 2015. The band undertook a 40-city summer tour in 2016, visiting Australia, Japan and the USA. They played a triumphant sold out show at Wembley Arena, captured on a live album and DVD.
‘LIFE’ TOUR DATES
FRI 9 NOV NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA
SAT 10 NOV CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
SUN 11 NOV BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
TUE 13 NOV BRIGHTON BRIGHTON CENTRE
WED 14 NOV LONDON SSE ARENA WEMBLEY
FRI 16 NOV BIRMINGHAM ARENA
SAT 17 NOV NEWCASTLE METRO ARENA
SUN 18 NOV MANCHESTER ARENA
TUE 20 NOV HULL VENUE
THU 22 NOV GLASGOW SSE HYDRO
FRI 23 NOV LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA
Boy George photos x 2 – credit: Jason Sheldon