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Culture Club -  "Its a Miracle" - The 1st tour in 15 years!

Culture Club in 2014 THEY ARE BACK!
 
There is not a country in the world that doesn't know the names of Boy George and Culture Club.   During the year of 23rd September 1982 when Culture Club burst onto the world music scene with the single that is - "Do you really want to hurt me?". No one will ever forget them.
 
 
 Everybody who remembers that period of time and when seeing the Lead singer of Culture Club perform on the BBC'S - TOP OF THE POPS music program/show (ENGLAND) - 23rd September 1982. All were asking themselves this one question.
 
Is this person a Man or a Women? - which lead to the Boy George becoming the most talked about person in Britain - if not the World at the time. 
 
Since that music single was released they went onto bigger and better things.  
 
The Johnny Carson Interview  with Boy George in 1984 is below - Please watch!
 
 
 However, personally one of the singles that impressed me from them at the height of their fame was this single - "Its a Miracle"- 1983  from the album called Colours by Numbers.
 
Culture Club's music could be best described as a fusion between British new wave, American soul, Jamaican reggae and also other styles such as calypso, salsa or country music.
 
Over time, many, including myself have stated that this was their favourite Culture Club track of all time. It was the 5th single release from the group as a whole. The song was complied by the group as a whole, but the lyrics were done by the man himself Boy George.
The vocals were provided by Boy George; and Helen Terry who acted as a back up singer on the song (Who I have to say is a great singer in her own right) 
 
"Its a Miracle" is a Pop/Soul/Funk drenched single that has lasted the test of time to be honest.
 
And right within the middle of the song is a great vocal solo done by session musician/vocalist that is - Helen Terry. In fact her vocals are even better then Boy George's.
 
The Song is bright and happy; and yet so soulful at the same time. Blue eyed soul at its best with a touch of pop added to the mix. Have a listen to it below.
 
Culture Club - Its a Miracle
  
 
It was within this period - 1981 to 1984  many within the music business have classed this period of music as the 2nd British music invasion of the Usa. And were Culture Club were right in the middle of it.
 
The band's debut album,Kissing to Be Clever (reached Number. 5 within the Uk, and number No. 14 within the Usa) was released in October 1982, and the follow-up single, "Time (Clock of the Heart)", became another Top 10 hit in the US (Number 2) and UK (Number 3). "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" also became a Top Ten hit within the US (Number 9) and within Canada.
 
This gave Culture Club the distinction of being the first group since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in America from a debut album.
 
Kissing to Be Clever sold over 1 million copies in the US, being certified platinum, and sold another two million worldwide at the time of its release.
 
Culture Club during their time have sold in excess of 100 million singles and over 50 million albums, and were one of the biggest pop bands of the 1980s.
 
They achieved seven straight Top 10 hits in the UK, nine Top 10 singles in the USA and nine Top 20 singles in Australia. They are also Grammy award Winners.
 
Now fresh out of the bag we are now being told that the original line-up have confirmed they are to play live dates across the UK in 2014 for the first time in over 15 years.
 
Prior to these live dates Culture Club will be going into the studio to record new material, with producer Youth (Paul McCartney, The Verve, Embrace) for a album to be released early as early as 2015.
 
 
Joining Culture Club on this tour will be very special guest Alison Moyet, who was one half of the English group called Yazoo, and an established solo artist as well.
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 The Dates are:
 
  1. Monday 1st December Glasgow The SSE Hydro
  2. Tuesday 2nd December Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
  3. Thursday 4th December Leeds First Direct Arena
  4. Friday 5th December Manchester Phones 4U Arena
  5. Saturday 6th December Nottingham Capital FM Arena
  6. Monday 8th December Liverpool Echo Arena
  7. Tuesday 9th December London The O2
  8. Thursday 11th December Brighton Brighton Centre
  9. Friday 12th December Birmingham National Indoor Arena
  10. Sunday 14th December Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
  11. Monday 15th December Bournemouth Bournemouth International Centre

Please note since this article there has been fresh news about Culture Club.

Please just click this link - Culture Club announce North American Tour for 2015

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