Boy George And Culture Club Resolve Issues, Announce New Music And Tour

Culture Club 08172008Boy George and his former Grammy award-winning Culture Club pals announced a reunion tour this week, revealing that the band had moved past the differences that pulled them apart in the late 1980’s.

The band struggled to remain on top when the intimate relationship between Boy George and drummer Jon Moss turned volatile, inspiring more than a few major spats and at least two smash hits, Karma Chameleon and Do You Really Want To Hurt Me.

“He tried to kill me with a plant pot, seriously, from two storeys up, by dropping it on my head,” Moss recalls to the Mirror. “I tried to smoke him out and set fire to him one evening, but it wasn’t very good.” Though the band had reunited for performances since their split in 1986, this is the first time they’ve been back in the studio since 1999.

“We’ve transcended our relationship I think,” George added, “through time.”

Speaking on behalf of the band (as the Mirror notes he always does), George says the reason for the new tour is to take Culture Club’s image to a new level. “For me Culture Club is like this room in my house that was in disarray, left unloved,” he said.

“In the spirit of getting my house in order it was the one room that needed love and attention. The way I finished the band wasn’t the way I wanted it to be.” “I had a very clear vision, though they all felt I was being difficult. I just felt it was our last chance to do this and actually have fun doing it.”

The Culture Club European tour kicks off December 1 at Glasgow SSE. For more information and tickets, visit

Relive the good ole’ days below, with Karma Chameleon:

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  • Spike

    Wow, a Culture Club reunion tour . . . one word . . . Cringe.

  • chinadad

    Wow, a Culture Club reunion tour . . . one word . . . YES!

  • Nowuvedoneit

    Talk about the old school gender queer.

  • tricky ricky

    very nice. I still play their music.

  • masc4masc

    @Spike: they’ll be performing Karma Chameleon with walkers and HurryCanes!

  • nature boy

    YESSSSS ! Culture Club was so cool. (love that ridiculous 80’s video!) Boy George was shocking and fun with his makeup and funky style, yet nonetheless singing confidently about being a man. A man wearing lots of makeup with very pretty eyes ! I remember interviewers asking him why he wore makeup and he very unapologetically just replied “I think I look better with makeup.” A voice you could recognize instantly and the band had a very distinct fresh sound. I went to a Culture Club concert in the early 80’s, and I was shocked by how many tiny kids including little girls were there all dressed up exactly like Boy George….. he was subversive… yet inspiring and somehow non-threatening to families. Fingers crossed that their new music will re-create some of that magic !

  • Mezaien

    Queerty, is frucked up for real.

  • ingyaom

    …on fructose?

  • DarkZephyr

    @Mezaien: you don’t make any sense.

  • Allen D.

    When I was little, I couldn’t tell of Boy George was a man or a woman. I had to ask my Dad, but he wasn’t sure either. Simpler times.

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