Culture Club is back together!
It’s been more than 16 years since they put out new music, but 54-year-old singer-songwriter Boy George is back together with the English band he helped form in 1981.
Culture Club is known for their smash hits “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?,” “Time (Clock of the Heart),” “Karma Chameleon,” “Miss Me Blind,” “The War Song,” “Love is Love,” among other chart-toppers.
Comprised of Boy George (lead vocals), Jon Moss (drums), Mikey Craig (bassist) and Roy Hay (guitar), Culture Club rode a wave of pop hits and sold more than 10 million copies of their album Colour By Numbers and captured the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. The said album is included in Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the 1980s.
The group also earned worldwide success, scoring three Top Ten U.S. hits from their debut album, Kissing to Be Clever,and becoming the first group to hit that milestone since the Beatles.
The band broke up in 1986 and got back together in 1998. Their last album, Don’t Mind If I Do, was released in 1999.
In November 2014 the band released “More Than Silence” their first single from their upcoming album called Tribes, expected for release this year.
After all these years, Culture Club has not missed a beat! The group kicked off with their tour last year and their fans are really happy to see them back on stage.
“There wouldn’t be any point in doing it if it wasn’t everybody. I think when bands try to come together and they got like a different singer or a different drummer, it’s never quite the same. There’s a kind of magic about those four people that created the band,” beamed the flamboyant Boy George about Culture Club’s reunion.
Boy George, who is now regularly seen as a judge in The Voice UK, is excited to perform for their Filipino fans. He expects it to be one big party and a celebration of one’s individuality.
George shared, “We’re rewriting the story of Culture Club. This concert tour will be a new chapter and will definitely be part of the band’s history. And we’d like all our supporters, fans, and everyone to be part of that story.”