Culture Club to play Birmingham Arena this month
Iconic 80s band Culture Club, fronted by Boy George, are back and will be playing the Birmingham Arena this month.
Since their inception in 1981 Culture Club have sold more than 150 million records worldwide, recognised as a Grammy Award winning Uk institution 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 are fronted by singer/songwriter Boy George, universally loved as one of music’s most iconic artists. 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 kicking off Nov 9th in Nottingham through to Nov 23rd. Tickets for the tour will go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 11th April following an announcement from George on Radio 2 breakfast with Fearne Cotton.
‘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.
Boy George & Culture Club
After more than two decades and 150 million singles & albums 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’s, 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’.
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.
LIVE TOUR DATES
FRI 9TH NOV – NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA
SAT 10TH NOV – CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
SUN 11TH NOV – BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
TUE 13TH NOV – BRIGHTON BRIGHTON CENTRE
WED 14TH NOV – LONDON SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY
FRI 16TH 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