Original Members Reunite for First Time in 10 Years – CANCELLED
Overwhelming excitement and outstanding reviews caused by Boy George and Culture Club‘s performances from last year’s brief mini-tour of the U.S. has driven the group to include more show dates to the tour, including a show in Knoxville. Known for dominating the charts worldwide with their classic hits including ‘Karma Chameleon,’ ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me,’ and ‘Miss Me Blind,’ the iconic band will make a stop at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on November 26. Tickets are available online at www.knoxvilletickets.com, by phone at 865-656-4444 or at the Coliseum Box Office and any Knoxville Tickets Outlets.
Culture Club is one of the biggest pop bands of the 80s, racking up seven straight Top 10 hits in the UK and nine Top 10 singles in the US. Central to the band’s appeal is the flamboyant front man Boy George, whose unique fashion and heavy make-up create an image that was completely unique on the pop scene in the 80s. George is also noted for his biting wit and cutting quips that won Culture Club media exposure on both sides of the Atlantic.
Although they draw influence from the ‘New Romantic’ movement, Culture Club is also inspired by the music and fashion of ‘Northern Soul’, which helped to create a broader appeal. Culture Club grew out of the ashes of ‘Sex Gang Children’, formed by George and bassist Mikey Craig. Drummer Jon Moss and guitarist Roy Hay came on board, and by 1981 the band had been renamed.
Culture Club was the first band since The Beatles to achieve three top 10 hits from their debut album on the Billboard charts. Their hit single, “Time (Clock of the Heart)” has also been included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.
Currently the band has re-announced their North American tour with scheduled dates in both Canada, and the United States. This will be the first time the band has reunited in over a decade to come together and perform! In November 2014 they released their debut single, More Than Silence, from their latest album, Tribes, which is set to release later this year.