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  • Culture Club are back with a confirmed tour - 2015. Or are we going to be unlucky for a 2nd time?

    One of the most Iconic bans from the 1980 are back - We are talking about Culture Club 

    Good news for all Culture club fans. The band have rescheduling new Tour dates for North America Leg of their comeback tour.

    Culture club created a major stir in 2014 as they announced that that were finally going to do a UK tour, and then after that a North American tour.

    During 2014, the band had reformed and announced that a new tour and a new album would be forth coming. Please click on this link which I myself wrote a piece on about the very same subject.

    Please click on this link to read it - Its a Miracle - Culture Club are back - 2014

    A new picture of the four members was also posted on the band's official website, along with the list of the 11 UK concert dates. Alison Moyet was to have been a special guest on the concerts. Instead of Helen Terry (Vocalist).

    Culture Club and Helen Terry - "Black Money" - (Live Performance!)

    I personally wish that Helen Terry (Vocalist) was part of this come back tour, She added very much so to the magic to the Culture Club sound. For me Helen Terry - was the "5th member" of Culture club. Just as George Martin was to the The Beatles

    Culture club and Helen Terry - Church of the Posion Mind

    Culture Club then travelled to Spain for a two week recording session.; and within that session 18 new tracks were completed for a new album which is produced by Youth (who has previously worked with Paul McCartney, The Verve, and Embrace among others).

    The new album, is to be called Tribes, and was scheduled for release in early 2015 on the band's own label called Different Man Music (via Kobalt Label Services).

    In mid-November 2014, two days before the start of their 21-date US and UK tour, Culture Club announced they had to cancel the tour due to Boy George suffering from a serious throat condition.

    The cancelled tour would have represented the full original line-up's first tour in 12 years. As of March 2015, the tour has yet to be rescheduled and the new album has been put on hold. That is what were told to believe.

    A television documentary, Boy George and Culture Club: Karma to Calamity, was aired on BBC Four on 6 March 2015. The programme documented the band's reunion in 2014 and the making of their new album in Spain, up to the announcement to cancel the tour. Please click on the You tube video to see they got on to bring this tour to life an the new album.

    Boy George and Culture Club: Karma to Calamity - 2014 - BBC Four on 6 March 2015

    The documentary You tube video above goes to show their UK successes, as well as their successes within the USA. Notching up ten top 40 hits alone in that country alone! Culture club were part of Band Aid which helped cemented them as stalwarts of the 1980s. This band helped to break down barriers on how people looked and their sexuality.

    However, they are a band with a past as colourful as their music. George had a secret affair with his drummer Jon Moss and when they split, the band fell apart and George descended into heroin addiction. Over the years there have been numerous failed attempts to reunite the band. But none has worked.

    Hopwever , in 2014 Culture Club decided to come back together again to record a new album and embark on a UK and US tour at the same time.

    Director Mike Nicholls had unique access in following the band as they first meet in George's London home to write new material for the new album. But not everything went according to plan as creative differences and tensions from their past begin to emerge. Further problems developed when the band travel to Spain to record the new album, spending two weeks working and living together in a remote recording studio.

    As the band return to London to prepare for the tour, they suffer a Twitter mauling after their first big public performance on Strictly Come Dancing.

    Relations were even more strained when George and the band sign to separate managers and a sudden illness threatens the whole reunion.

    The film looks at the band's troubled past, examining the themes of success, fame and ego, and reveals the personalities behind one of the most iconic bands of the 1980's.

     However, there is better news for all Culture Club fans in the long run.

    Checking the Official website of Culture club - you can clearly see the dates that have put out for their rescheduled 2016 Usa/World tour.

    Exciting times indeed, for fans of Culture club.

    When Culture Club first appeared on the world stage they were known as one of the bands that was involved within the Second British Invasion of the Usa.

    The term Second British Invasion refers to music acts from the United Kingdom that became popular in the United States from the summer of 1982 into the autumn of 1986. The groups dominated the Usa pop music chart of that time were The Human League, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Billy Idol, Wham, Eurythmics, Simple Minds, ABC, Tears for Fears and Phil Collins.

    For instance such was the Second British Invasion influence on the Usa pop music charts at that period of time; also influenced the Major T.V shows of the 1980’s within the Usa as well. Some T.V critics go as far and state that the TV series of the 1980 - Miami Vice – was heavily influenced by this music scene.

    During the episode known as "Brother's Keeper" (Miami Vice), we witnessed the song called “On the Air tonight by Phil Collins (England)” being featured within the pilot episode of the first season of Miami Vice.

    Within that episode which premiered on 16th September, 1984 we witnessed a two-hour show (including commercials) the season premiere. This particular episode was well received winning two out of three Emmy awards for which it was nominated for.

    Please click the You tube video below to see this classic TV Moment - which resemble MUSIC VIDEO rather then a TV SHOW

    "Brother's Keeper" (Miami Vice) - 16th September, 1984

    Other songs used within that ground breaking pilot show (Miami Vice) was:

    • "Miss You" by The Rolling Stones
    • "Body Talk" by The Deele
    • "All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie (Sung by a band)
    • "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell
    • "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
    • "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins


    Boy George has himself has been the headlines recently. He appeared on American Idol XIV" 2015’s episode titled “Top 9 Perform: 80s Night” aired on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8/7c on the Fox TV Network.


    The remaining finalists performed as a group with British singer-songwriter Boy George who was a member of the band Culture Club. They sang "Karma Chameleon," Culture Club’s hit song from the 80s.


    The Top 9 that performed with Boy George were:Daniel Seavey, Quentin Alexander, Joey Cook, Tyanna Jones, Jax, Nick Fradinani, Clark Beckham, Qaasim Middleton and Rayvon Owen

    Boy George - American Idol XIV" 2015’s episode titled “Top 9 Perform: 80s Night” - 2015

    Culture clubare one of the most Iconic bans of the 1980'sThe band are known all over the world - literally. It will be interesting to see - what they come up with the new album; and the tour. We all wait with baited breath!

    Well that all folks for me now anyway.

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  • Culture Club at the Races in 2017?

     

    Culture Club at the Races?? We mean Newmarket Races within Newmarket, England.

    Culture Club Poster for the Band appearing at Newmarket Races on the 21st July 2017

    For the most loyal and devoted  Culture Club fan/s this will be seen as old news. So forgive us mere mortals for mentioning this. However its exclusive news for the rest of us around the world.

    Here it is - Culture Club will be performing at three racecourses here in the Uk this July,2017

    (21st July, 2017 to be precise)  for a summer trio of outdoor shows. The Jockey Club Live presents chart-topping 80s band Culture Club at Newmarket Racecourse on July 21.

    In a UK exclusive, Boy George, Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss will be performing at three racecourses this July for a summer trio of outdoor shows.

    The Culture Club Poster made in 2016

    Boy George & the original Culture Club line up will be gracing the Newmarket Nights stage on 21 July 2017Newmarket is often considered as the Home of Racing.

    But since 2014, the Jockey club in which the Newmarket venue is apart of they have been promoting as well as a Music venue.

    The Jockey Club Live is an innovative and exciting event entertainment promoter specialising in combining live music and racing.

    Since The Jockey Club Live launched in 2014 it has promoted over 80 concerts with a combined attendance of over 400,000, and was revealed by Music Week as the UK’s 6th largest music promoter.

    The Jockey Club is the UK’s leading collection of majotr racecourses including Aintree, Cheltenham and the famous Newmarket venue,

    The Jockey Club is dedicated to delivering memorable experiences which is not just geared towards Horseracing. 

    Even though it does play host to some of the best events in the world for Horse racing at events like The Crabbie’s Grand National and The Investec Derby Festival.

    The Jockey Club is well rehearsed in delivering world class entertainment. 

     Each racecourse has a unique and special setting, providing a truly unique experience of racing and music.

    The Jockey Club Live's vision is to bring the biggest names in pop music to racing events across the country; giving consumers an exceptional experience of live music and racing.

    Current and past headline performances include Kylie, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Bryan Adams, Sir Tom Jones, Kaiser Chiefs, The Corrs and Busted.

    My biggest wish would be if they could get to appear with them - Helen Terry. She for my opinion was just as important to the "Culture Club" Sound as the rest of the band.

    What a vocalist she is/was.

    As for any new material from the band. We were supposed to hear of the new album called "Tribes" - which would feature new tracks as weel as unreleased tracks.

    The band has been working on the album for three years but still remains unreleased without an expected release date. Mikey, Roy and Jon claim that Boy George is in control and the album will be released "when he is ready".

    In April 2017, a petition called "The Release of Tribes" was set up for fans to sign in order for a quicker album release (if it is released at all) 50,000 fans are encouraged to sign.

    Here is just one coment from a fan of the band - pleading for them to release the album in 2017 via leaving comments on this website.

    https://www.ipetitions.com/

    Here is the note that was left on this website . Please read the notes below.

    "Please release TRIBES in 2017... I've been waiting for new material since the fantastic DONT MIND IF I DO.

    We are lucky to have George, Roy, Mikey, and Jon alive and well (and kicking) so why not share your new album with your fans? seems logical to me." - Brian M, Birmingham  (USA) 

    If you want more news on Culture Club. 

    Then please have a look at this latest interview (via YOU TUBE - below) which took place on the 21st April, 2017 in Australia

     Boy George seems talking about doing a Solo album or some thing like that it appears with other things via the You Tube video men tioned above,

    Will you be going to the Newmarket event as mentioned within this report to see Culture Club ? 

    Have you already got your ticket to one of the shows?

    Well thats all folks for me now anyway.

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