Watch Culture Club spread the love in ‘Let Somebody Love You’

Over the past few years, Culture Club fans have been patiently waiting for the ’80s band to return with new music. Earlier in the year, Boy George even revealed that said album would be titled Tribes and see a release time frame of 2018. Well, something have changed, but one thing remains the same; the group will in fact release a new album in 2018.

On Friday (Sept. 7), the British band announced the impending release of their much-anticipated new album. Titled Life, the record —the band’s first in 20 years— will see a release date of Oct. 26 via WMG. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band unleashed their love-inspired music video for the record’s lead single, “Let Somebody Love You.”

The four-minute music video begins with Boy George walking below a bridge with a fold-out ladder in hand. He arrives at a location which finds different groups of people in individual circles with a person at the center preaching at them. George looks around and see that great divide and decides to do something about it. He flips out his ladder, climbs it, and begins to sing the new tune.

When he reaches the chorus, the once-distracted and divided crowd turns their undivided attention to him. Throughout the clip, you see the other members of Culture Club spread out, playing their instruments while standing with the different groups.

Halfway through the clip, the crowd members pull out signs that at first look like they are about to begin a protest. In a massive bait-and-switch, the messages scribbled on them are not negative, but rather positive and about love (“love is our drug,” “alive,” “love”). Soon, a once divided crowd becomes one as a dance party commences.

Watch the music video for “Let Somebody Love You” above.

“Let Somebody Love You” is the first single off Culture Club’s forthcoming record. The new album will be released a couple of weeks after the band wraps the United States leg of their The Life Tour. The trek will conclude on Oct. 7 at the Desert Diamond Casino in Sahuarita, Arizona. Those dates can be found here.

Following the record’s late October release, the band will resume their touring itinerary but this time in Europe. The European excursion will begin on Nov. 9 at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham and conclude a month later on Dec. 5 at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin. The European tour dates can be seen here.

Culture Club announce plans for major summer tour

If you’re all about the feeling of nostalgia, then there’s a major summertime tour that you will want to get tickets to as soon as possible. On Tuesday (March 20), Culture Club announced plans to hit the road this summer alongside fellow 80s staples, the B-52s and Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins. The trek will find the classic groups touring around the country during the months of June, July, August, September, and October. Named “The Life Tour,” the excursion will kick off on June 29 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Fla. and wrap up several months later on Oct. 5 at the Big Fresno Fair in Fresno, Calif.

Tickets for select dates of the tour are currently available while general ticket sales will begin this Friday, March 23. For more information about the tour, head on over to Culture Club’s website here.

According to Rolling Stone, Culture Club’s set list for the upcoming journey will feature not only new songs, but also the classic tunes that helped launch them into the mainstream and made them household names.

As if a massive tour isn’t enough for fans of Boy George and company, George has also confirmed that fans should anticipate the release of new music during the upcoming tour.

“Certainly a single with album following close behind,” George responded to a fan’s inquiry on Twitter.

The new album, which George has been working on since 2016, will be titled Tribes and will be the long-awaited follow-up to 1999’s Don’t Mind If I Do.

For now, the complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


June 29 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 30 – Tampa, FL – USF Sundome
July 1 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
July 6 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort and Spa
July 7 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
July 10 – Austin, TX – Moody Theatre
July 11 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Grand Prairie
July 12 – Tulsa, OK – River Spirit Casino Resort
July 15 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial at Sugar Land
July 17 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
July 18 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
July 20 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 22 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 24 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
July 26 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
July 27 – Boston, MA – Boch Center
July 28 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
July 31 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
Aug. 3 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug. 28 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark
Aug. 30 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL – Ravinia
Sept. 1 – Chicago, IL – Ravinia
Sept. 3 – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
Sept. 5 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
Sept. 6 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
Sept. 7 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Sept. 8 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Sept. 13 – Puyallup, WA – Washington State Fair
Sept. 14 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center
Sept. 15 – Portland, OR – Theatre of the Clouds
Sept. 16 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheater
Sept. 18 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
Sept. 19 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
Sept. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
Sept. 22 – Reno, NV – Reno Event Center
Sept. 23 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Sept. 25 – San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
Sept. 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Casino
Sept. 28 – Cabazon, CA – Morongo
Sept. 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
Sept. 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick
Oct. 3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
Oct. 5 – Fresno, CA – The Big Fresno Fair

Culture Club Cancel Upcoming U.S./U.K. Tour Dates


Anyone hoping to see the reunion of culture Club might have to wait a little longer.

The “Karma Chameleon” group announced today that due to medical issues, they will be cancelling their upcoming United States and United Kingdom tour dates which were suppose to take place beginning this Saturday.

“It is with great regret that the members of Culture Club have announced the cancellation of their tours in North America and the UK scheduled for November and December 2014,” read a press release on behalf of the band.

The medical issue at hand has to do with frontman Boy George. A polyp (a fluid-filled collection that forms when a vocal cord is not rested enough) was discovered on the signer’s throat and in ordered to avoid going under the knife, a throat specialist advised him to rest his voice, resulting in a cancelled tour.

It appears that the band are also upset by the cancellation, reportedly saying that they are “devastated” by the fact that it needed to be done. The dates will be cancelled until further notice, but those who bought tickets may receive full refunds at the point of purchase.

But all does not appear lost. The band did say that they are hoping to reschedule the concerts for next year when Boy George’s problems are resolved.

Funny enough, the group’s supposed new album is slated to be released in 2015, so it would only be fitting to reschedule the shows around the time the new album is out.

Cancelled North American dates can be seen below.


Nov. 15 — Rancho Mirage, CA @ Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

Nov. 17 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

Nov. 19 — Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium

Nov. 22 — Las Vegas,NV @ The Pearl

Nov. 25 — New york, NY @ The Beacon Theater

Nov. 28 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Etess Arena