The Karma Chameleon hitmakers had previously hoped to reform to mark their 30th anniversary with a tour, but the trek never materialised and George now admits he was the one who was hesitant to kickstart a new Culture Club era, nine years after their last get-together.
However, the star has already started working with bassist Mikey Craig, guitarist/keyboardist Roy Hay and drummer Jon Moss on the band's first new album since 1999's Don't Mind If I Do, and reveals they will take their show on the road in the next year.
During an appearance on Los Angeles-based daytime show The Talk on Monday (17Feb14), he said, "We are gonna do something (on the road). We've been writing in London, kinda, the last few months. That's been really exciting and I'm actually gonna be working this week with Roy, because he lives in L.A., so we're actually gonna be writing this week, so that's the next big thing.
"But I needed to kinda be ready for that drama! No, I'm kidding! We started talking about it a couple of years ago and I just didn't feel like I was quite ready for that sort of note, because that's a big thing. So we're gonna do (release) something hopefully the end of this year or next year."