Following the success of the controversial first Manila concert of the Queen of Pop Madonna, another first is set to happen in the country.
Boy George and his former band Culture Club is set to reunite at the Big Dome on June 17 and 18 this year.
Presented by Royale Chimes Concert & Events, the event will be Boy George and Culture Club’s reunion concert after more than 12 years. The Manila tour will feature Boy George and other original members Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Jon Moss.
Asked about the reunion, Boy George said in one of his interviews, “For me, it was all connected to kind of getting my house in order, being sober, kind of wanting to address some things that had some loose ends. There wouldn’t be any point in doing it if it wasn’t everybody. I think when bands try to come together and they got like a different singer or a different drummer, it’s never quite the same. There’s a kind of magic about those four people that created the band.”
The producer also said, Boy George manifested great excitement about the tour and the idea of performing in front of the Filipino fans and audience.
“He expects it to be one big party and a celebration of one’s individuality,” according to the producer.
Formed in 1981 in London, Culture Club sky rocketed to international fame after the release of their number one single, ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?’ They went to achieve nine Top 10 singles in the US and Canada, selling over 50 million albums worldwide the following year. Other chart-topping hits of the band include ‘Time (Clock of the Heart),’ ‘I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,’ ‘Church of the Poison Mind,’ ‘Karma Chameleon,’ ‘Miss Me Blind,’ ‘It’s a Miracle’ and ‘The War Song.’
The band achieved great success in the 80’s, scoring three Top 10 US hits from their debut album, “Kissing to Be Clever,” and has become the first group to hit that milestone since the Beatles.
In 1986 Culture Club broke up due to personal differences in the band. In 1998 the band reunited and created their last album, Don’t Mind If I Do which was released in 1999.
Meanwhile, aside from the reunion tour, Boy George and the band have recorded a new studio album, “Tribes,” which is set for release later this year. The album will feature their lead single, ‘More Than Silence.’
Expect this reunion concert tour to be part of the music history as Boy George and Culture Club try to rewrite and continue the story and journey of their group.
Culture Club featuring Boy George Live In Manila is presented by Royale Chimes Concert & Events, Inc. Tickets are available at Ticketnet, 911-5555.
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