Break out the top hats and blue eyeliner! Boy George is going on tour in support of his first studio album in 18 years, This Is What I Do (out March 25).
He kicks off in Philly on April 18 and wraps up the eight-date tour in Los Angeles on April 29.
Culture Club won’t be with him, but a nine-piece band, which includes a brass section as well as backing vocalists, will be.
Boy George hasn’t been completely off the grid since his last studio album, Cheapness and Beauty (1995). He was a house DJ of some renown, and has released a dance album, an acoustic album and he made a musical, Taboo. He reunited with Culture Club in 2012, but no word yet on whether they’re still together.
For this album, he teamed up with producer Youth (Martin Glover), who’s also a part of Paul McCartney’s band The Fireman and has worked with U2 and Depeche Mode.
“I wanted to make a baggy album, not overproduced, and I think I have achieved it. I was listening to things like Beast Of Burden by The Stones, and I had my head most definitely in the ’70s … I was also writing from a happy place. This time, no ex-lovers to get revenge on. For me Bigger Than War sums up the tone,” says George in a press release.
April tour dates
18 – The Theater of the Living Arts – Philadelphia
19 – Royale Nightclub – Boston
21 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
22 – Irving Plaza – New York City
24 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto
26 – House of Blues – Chicago
28 – The Fillmore – San Francisco
29 – The Belasco – Los Angeles
The first single, the modestly titled King of Everything, is out now.
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Source: USA Today