Since their inception in 1981 Culture Club have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, with a stream of classic hits including; ‘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 is fronted by singer/songwriter Boy George, universally recognised as one of music’s most iconic artists. George was recently presented with the Ivor Novello lifetime achievement award in 2015 for his contribution to the music industry.
Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss make up the remaining original line up for one of the most exciting tours of the decade!
The Life Tour: starring Boy George & Culture Club will also feature 80’s pop sweetheart Belinda Carlisle and new wave, synth pop artist Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, the tour will visit 11 cities across the U.K including a visit to the Brighton Centre on Tuesday 13th November 2018.
‘We put together an amazing show that is going to be filled with hits and fabulous memories, we know it will be hands down this summer’s best night out,” says Boy George.
About Boy George & Culture Club:
After more than two decades and 150 million singles & records sold globally, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are currently working on their first new music in 20 years. The tour setlist will celebrate some of their biggest hits and give fans a preview of their new songs.
As the first multi-racial band with an openly gay front man, Culture Club set many records and established themselves as icons of British musical history and popular culture. The band reunited in 2014 and embarked on two worldwide sell-out tours over the following two years. Looking ahead, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are set to commence a global tour throughout the Summer and release a new album later this year.
Hailed as one of the most beautiful women in pop, Belinda was a former teen punk singer in the GoGos, during the 80’s she went solo and rocked both sides of the Atlantic, storming into the number 1 slot with her distinctive vocals on ‘Heaven Is A Place on Earth’ and hits such as ‘Leave a Light On’.
About the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey:
The music and videos of the Thompson Twins became a fixture on hit radio and music television throughout the world in the eighties. For nearly three decades fans of the Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances from one of the UK’s much loved bands of that era. Now The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, with a new band, will be touring and performing the Thompson Twins hits. The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey features Tom Bailey on vocals, keyboards, guitar, harmonica and percussion. His all-female band feature Charlotte Raven on vocals and keyboards, Amanda Kramer (The Psychedelic Furs/Information Society) on vocals and keyboards and Paulina Szczepaniak on electronic drums.
Much to TT fans delight, Bailey began writing contemporary songs again in 2016 and will be releasing a new album in 2018. The first track ‘Come So Far’ was released as a single in June 2016. Written from the perspective of a refugee in the current crisis the song is a moving portrayal of moving into the unknown. The single was released through Cooking Vinyl and all proceeds went to refugee charity Médicins Sans Frontières. A special numbered and signed 7” vinyl version of the single was also released through Pledge Music.
The ‘Life Tour’ dates in November are:
Friday 9th Nottingham Motorpoint Arena,
Saturday 10th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena,
Sunday 11th Bournemouth International Centre,
Tuesday 13th Brighton Centre,
Wednesday 14th London SSE Wembley Arena,
Friday 16th Birmingham Arena,
Saturday 17th Newcastle Metro Arena,
Sunday 18th Manchester Arena,
Tuesday 20th Hull Venue,
Thursday 22nd Glasgow SSE Hydro,
Friday 23rd Leeds First Direct Arena
Tickets for the Brighton Centre gig are on sale now priced from the Brighton Centre Box Office: 0844 847 1515
More info on Culture Club here: http://www.cultureclub.co.uk/
More info on Belinda Carlisle here: http://www.belindacarlisle.tv/
More info on Thompson Twins Tom Bailey here: http://thompsontwinstombailey.co.uk/