There is not a country in the world that doesn't know the names of Boy George and Culture Club. Grammy Award winners Culture Club 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 had number 1 singles in over a dozen countries and multi platinum album sales across the world, and were first group since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in America from a debut album. They were also the first group in music history to have an album certified diamond in Canada. The band consists of Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Jon Moss (drums and percussion) and flamboyant front man Boy George (lead vocals.)
And now the original line-up are set to release their first single in over 15 years. 'MORE THAN SILENCE' will be released by the band's label, Different Man Music, via Kobalt Label Services, and will be available to buy from Tuesday November 4th. The single received its first play earlier today on Ken Bruce's Radio 2 show, and is taken from the forthcoming new studio album, 'TRIBES', recorded with producer Youth (Paul McCartney, The Verve, Embrace) and due for release early 2015.
On More Than Silence, George explains:
"Artists make complicated lovers because they always need an audience. I always say 'silence is the loudest sound in the universe'. A blue moon in a lonely sky.
Roy always wanted to rock out a little. I think we finally created a song which gives him the opportunity."
Tickets are now on sale for the December tour, dates as follows:
Monday 1st December Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Tuesday 2nd December Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Thursday 4th December Leeds First Direct Arena
Friday 5th December Manchester Arena
Saturday 6th December Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Monday 8th December Liverpool Echo Arena
Tuesday 9th December London London The O2 *
Thursday 11th December Brighton Brighton Centre
Friday 12th December Birmingham National Indoor Arena
Sunday 14th December Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Monday 15th December Bournemouth Bournemouth International Centre
All venue tickets: £38.50 & £48.50
* Except London The O2: £37.50, £42.50 & £55.00