The Life Tour: starring Boy George & Culture Club and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey Gets Ready to Kick Off
Grammy Award winning legends Boy George and Culture Club have revealed plans for a major 2018 U.S. headline tour. Announced today, The Life Tour: starring Boy George & Culture Club and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, will visit 40+ cities across the U.S. kicking off June 29 in St. Augustine, FL going thru October 5th. Tickets for the tour will go on sale in select cities beginning Friday, March 23. See below for full tour itinerary, fans should check local listings for more details on the shows in their markets.
“We put together an amazing show that is going to be filled with hits and fabulous memories, we know it will be hands down this summer’s best night out,” said Boy George.
About Boy George & Culture Club
After more than two decades and 150 million singles & records sold globally, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are currently working on their first new music in 20 years. The tour setlist will celebrate some of their biggest hits plus gives fans an advance listen to new songs.
Since their inception in 1981 Culture Club have sold more than 50 million albums and 100 million singles totaling 150 million worldwide, led by their classic hits, “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Karma Chameleon,” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya.”
The group is fronted by British singer/songwriter Boy George, who is universally recognized as one of music’s iconic artists of all time. George was recently presented with the Ivor Novello lifetime achievement award in 2015 for his contribution to the music industry. As the first multi-racial band with an openly gay front man, Culture Club has set many records, including being the first band since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in America from a debut album.
The band reunited in 2014 embarked on two worldwide sold-out tours in 2015 and 2016. Looking ahead, 2018 marks a new era for Boy George and Culture Club, as they are set to commence on a 45-date tour this summer and are currently working on new music. Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss make up the remaining original line up set to tour.
About the Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey
For nearly three decades fans of the Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances from one of the most iconic bands of the eighties. Now The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, with a new band, will be touring and performing the Thompson Twins hits. The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey features Tom Bailey on vocals, keyboards, guitar, harmonica and percussion. His all-female band feature Charlotte Raven on vocals and keyboards, Amanda Kramer (The Psychedelic Furs/Information Society) on vocals and keyboards and Paulina Szczepaniak on electronic drums.
Much to TT fans delight, Bailey began writing contemporary songs again in 2016 and will be releasing a new album in 2018. The first track ‘Come So Far’ was released as a single in June 2016. Written from the perspective of a refugee in the current crisis the song is a moving portrayal of a refugee abandoning their home and moving in to the unknown. “I know where I’ve come from…don’t know where I go”. The single was released through Cooking Vinyl and all proceeds went to refugee charity Médicins Sans Frontières. A special numbered and signed 7” vinyl version of the single was also released through Pledge Music.
The music and videos of the Thompson Twins became a fixture on hit radio and music television throughout the world in the eighties. They were the soundtrack of our lives. Tom Bailey is at last performing those songs again that meant so much to so many.
DATE CITY VENUE ON-SALE DATE & TIME
June 29 St. Augustine, FL Saint Augustine Amphitheatre 3/23/18 @ 10am local
June 30 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome 3/23/18 @ 10am local
July 1 Pompano, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre 3/23/18 @ 10am local
July 6* Biloxi, MS IP Casino ALREADY ON SALE
July 7 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center 3/23/18 @ 10am local
July 10 Austin, TX Moody Theatre 3/23/18 @ 10am local
July 11 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Amphitheater 3/23/18 @ 10am local
July 15 Houston, TX Smart Financial at Sugar Land 3/23/18 @ 10am local
July 17 Cary, NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre 3/30/18 @ 10 local
July 18 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap 4/7/18 @ 10am local
July 20 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium 3/23/18 @ 10am local
July 21 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion 3/23/18 @ 10am local
July 22 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater 4/13/18 @ 10am local
July 24* Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium 3/30/18 @ 10am local
July 27 Boston, MA Wang Theatre 3/23/18 @ 10am local
July 28 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium 3/24/18 @ 10am local
July 31* Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center 3/23/18 @ 9am local
August 3 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summer Stage ALREADY ON SALE
August 28 Lewistown, NY Artpark 3/23/18 @ 10am local
August 30 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 3/23/18 @ 10am local
August 31 Chicago, IL Ravinia Festival 5/10/18 @ 6am local
September 1 Chicago, IL Ravinia Festival 5/10/18 @ 6am local
September 3 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 5 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion 3/24/18 @ 10am local
September 6 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 7 Kansas City, OH Starlight Theatre 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 8 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 13 Puyallup, WA Washington State Fair 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 14 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center 3/30/18 @ 10am local
September 15 Portland, OR Theatre of the Clouds 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 16 Murphys, CA Ironstone Amphitheatre 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 18 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery TBA
September 19 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery TBA
September 21 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 22 Reno, NV Reno Event Center 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 23 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 25 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 27 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino TBA
September 28 Cabazon, CA Morongo TBA
September 29 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Las Vegas Event Center 3/23/18 @ 10am local
September 30 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick 3/23/18 @ 10am local
October 3 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre 3/23/18 @ 10am local
October 5* Fresno, CA The Big Fresno Fair 4/11/18 @ 9am local