Boy George and Culture Club

Rejoin our club: Boy George and Culture Club reveal new material

Culture Club, one of the biggest bands of the ’80s, have shared their first new recording in almost two decades, and a taster for a forthcoming album.

The song, Let Somebody Love You, is available now to stream or download, with the album Life following on 26 October. The album has been in gestation for some time; produced by Youth, it was first slated for release in 2015 but failed to materialise following the cancellation of the band’s November 2014 tour. The 2018 release will arrive on a number of formats including CD, deluxe CD, cassette and yellow vinyl LP.

Although the band still consists of all four original members, the new release is curiously credited to “Boy George and Culture Club”, suggesting that all may not be entirely well despite the band’s united front. “You most probably have George’s manager to thank for that one,” guitarist Roy Hay told Nottinghamshire Live earlier this year. “Apparently there is a feeling between the record company and management that because George has been recording and playing as an individual, some people won’t associate him with the band. Obviously anybody who has been around for as long as we have know that George is a part of the band. I feel that it has just added confusion to the situation.”

Boy George and Culture Club are currently on tour in the US and are due to play a number of UK dates in November 2018, with support from Belinda Carlisle and Tom Bailey:

  • 9 & 10 November: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
  • 11 November: Bournemouth BIC
  • 13 November: Brighton Centre
  • 14 November: London Wembley Arena
  • 16 November: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
  • 17 November: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
  • 18 November: Manchester Arena
  • 20 November: Hull Venue
  • 22 November: Glasgow SSE Hydro
  • 23 November: Leeds First Direct Arena