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Culture Club to play Metro Radio Arena date in December

Tyneside will be tumbling for Boy George and his Culture Club bandmates when they come to the Metro Radio Arena

Boy George
Boy George

Newcastle will be bathed in red gold and green in December as Culture Club bring a wave of eighties pop karma to the Metro Radio Arena.

The original line up of Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig and Roy Hay, who accumulated world wide sales of more than 50 million albums and 100 million singles during their heyday, have announced a raft of live UK dates, including one on Tyneside on December 2.

Fans can expect to hear a conveyor belt of hits from the band’s bursting back catalogue including Karma Chameleon, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Victims, Church of the Poison Mind, It’s a Miracle and I’ll Tumble 4 Ya.

But they will also be excited to hear that prior to these live dates Culture Club will be in the studio to record new material, with producer Youth (Paul McCartney, The Verve, Embrace) for an album to be released early in 2015, so expect a few of these tracks to get a run out too.

Alison Moyet
Alison Moyet

The band will be joined on tour by fellow 80s legend, Alison Moyet, who has herself sold more than 20 million records both as a solo performer and the first lady of Yazoo.

In 2013 Alison returned to her electro roots with her album ‘the minutes’ which was co-written and produced by Guy Sigsworth. It was a Top five hit in the UK and Alison toured throughout the last quarter of the year visiting UK, Europe, USA and South Africa topping it off with a triumphant show at the Royal Albert Hall in April.

Tickets for the concert at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on December 2, go on sale on Friday and are available from box office on 0844 493 6666, or online at www.metroradioarena.co.uk


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