News: Boy George and Culture Club Announce First UK Tour In 15 Years
(UK) There is not a country in the world that doesn’t know the names of Boy George and Culture Club. Grammy Award winners Culture Club sold in excess of 100 million singles and over 50 million albums, and were one of the biggest pop bands of the 1980s. They achieved seven straight Top 10 hits in the UK, nine Top 10 singles in the USA and nine Top 20 singles in Australia. They had number 1 singles in over a dozen countries and multi platinum album sales across the world, and were first group since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in America from a debut album. They were also the first group in music history to have an album certified diamond in Canada. The band consisted of Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Jon Moss (drums and percussion) and flamboyant front man Boy George (lead vocals.)
And now the original line-up have confirmed they are to play live dates across the UK in 2014 for the first time in over 15 years. Prior to these live dates Culture Club will be going into the studio to record new material, with producer Youth (Paul McCartney, The Verve, Embrace) for an album to be released early in 2015.
Joining Culture Club on this tour will be very special guest Alison Moyet, well renowned musical icon, who has amassed sales of more than 20 million records both as a solo artist and half of influential duo Yazoo. In 2013 Alison returned to her electro roots with her album ‘the minutes’ which was co-written and produced by Guy Sigsworth. ‘the minutes’ was a Top 5 hit in the UK and Alison toured throughout the last quarter of the year visiting UK, Europe, USA and South Africa topping it off with a triumphant show at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2014.
2014 TOUR DATES:
Monday 1st December Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Tuesday 2nd December Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Thursday 4th December Leeds First Direct Arena
Friday 5th December Manchester Phones 4U Arena
Saturday 6th December Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Monday 8th December Liverpool Echo Arena
Tuesday 9th December London The O2
Thursday 11th December Brighton Brighton Centre
Friday 12th December Birmingham National Indoor Arena
Sunday 14th December Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Monday 15th December Bournemouth Bournemouth International Centre