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Five good reasons to catch Culture Club live

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Anyone who grew up in the ’80s would know ‘that strange feeling’ sensed when a Boy called George and his band, Culture Club, made it onto our television screens. Even before MTV was big, Culture Club demanded, and got, unprecedented attention for their flamboyant music videos, while radio just couldn’t get enough of them.

Culture Club went on to sell over 100 million singles and 50 million albums, and ended up having Top 10 hits in – literally – every country in the world.
Karma ChameleonDo You Really Want To Hurt Me?Time (Clock Of The Heart)Miss Me BlindIt’s A MiracleI’ll Tumble 4 YaMove It… The list of hits is extensive.

And then there was Boy George’s major influence on youth culture, seeing gender-bending at high-school an okay thing to do – way before anyone talked about ‘Safe Schools’.

Anyways, cutting to the chase, Culture Club have reformed and are set to tour the world, kicking the shenanigans off with their first gig in Perth, followed by other Australian capitals.

Here are five reasons why you should go see them.  Antonino Tati

 

01. THERE’S A TRUCKLOAD OF GOOD MUSIC FOR THEM TO PLAY
The plethora of hit singles in the Culture Club discography is huuuuuge, so even if they played just 15 songs, every one of them will be a good ‘ol familiar number. But that’s not to say everything will be retro. The boys are promising different arrangements for several of the bigger hits, plus they’ll be playing new tracks from their forthcoming album ‘Tribes’.

 

02. THE GANG’S ALL HERE…
Unlike most reunion tours where certain key members are replaced with codgers we’ve never heard of or seen, Culture Club will be touring with all original members in place. Old-school fans will know them each by name: frontman Boy George, guitarist/keyboardist Roy Hay, bassist Mikey Craig, and drummer Jon Moss.

 

03. THERE’S STORIES TO BE TOLD
Anyone who has read any of Boy George’s memoirs will know the guy knows how to tell a good story. Tall tales… and true! Fingers crossed George will give us a bit of behind-the-scenes goss between songs when he’s in show-and-tell element on stage.

 

04. THERE’LL BE CAMP SUPPORT ACTS
Dannii Minogue will perform a “one off” show in her home town of Melbourne, in support of Culture Club, and ABBA-cover band Bjorn Again will perform in Sydney and Brisbane. Aussie popsters Kids In The Kitchen will support at all four Australian shows (Change In Mood, anyone?).

 

05. FIRST IN, BEST-DRESSED…
Australia is the first stop of the band’s tour (Perth, to be exact) so the guys will be fresh-as and will deliver a gig that is either (a) slick, sharp and polished as can be, or (b) perhaps rawer, with a “jam”-like vibe. Either way, you can brag to the rest of the world that us Aussies saw them first…

 

A new Culture Club album ‘Tribes’ is expected to release in a couple of months.

 

CULTURE CLUB AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:

 

Wednesday 8th June 2016
HBF Stadium, Perth
Tickets available from 9.00am, Thursday 14th April
www.ticketmaster.com.au Support act: Kids In The Kitchen

 

Friday, 10th June 2016

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tickets available from 9.00am, Thursday 14th April?
www.ticketek.com.au
Special Guest: Dannii Minogue
Support act: Kids In The Kitchen

 

Saturday 11th June 2016
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tickets available from 9.00am, Thursday 14th April www.ticketek.com.au
Support acts: Bjorn Again & Kids In The Kitchen

 

Tuesday 14th June 2016
Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets available from 9.00am, Thursday 14th April
www.ticketmaster.com.au Support acts: Bjorn Again & Kids In The Kitchen

 

Tickets on sale for all shows on Thursday 14th April at 9.00am

2 Responses to “Five good reasons to catch Culture Club live”

  1. Renee N

    BIG BIG problem with reunited Culture Club and new album is that it is stuck in limbo. I caught them in Miami last year (I actually bought the ticket to see and hear Howard Jones). They really did rock the house and had a very funky groove tune I’ve been waiting to get my hands on. Problem is they released one single and that’s it. There are a lot of people out there who “pre-ordered” this new album back in 2014 and are still waiting. Some blogs claim BG’s manager is holding it up but whatever the story, it is just not out. Glad I didn’t pre-order.

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    • Cream Magazine

      Thanks for the update. We’re waiting for some new material too! Incidently, Cream interviewed Howard Jones just this week. Story up online soon!

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