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

The 34th Annual John Lennon Charity Tribute Show Line-Up Unveiled


Today, John Lennon would have turned 74 years old, and in honor of the musician’s birthday, the list of performers to take the stage for the 34th Annual John Lennon charity tribute show were announced.

Headlining the event which will take place in early December, will be Blondie frontwoman, and over all badass, Debbie Harry.

The announcement was made by the Theatre Within in which they revealed Harry would be joined by Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Joan Osbourne, Marshall Crenshaw, and Ben E. King.

“I share Theatre Within’s belief that music and the performing arts have a special power to bring people together and inspire us to make a positive difference. It’s beautiful that the Tribute continues to have such a powerful impact in John’s memory,” Yoko Ono said in a released statement.

Rock photographer Bob Gruen will be honored with the first ever John Lennon Real Love Award. Gruen had a connection to the late Beatle; photographing him during the years he lived in New York.

The event will take place on Dec. 5 at Symphony Space in New York City. Proceeds from the event will donated to Lennon and Ono’s Spirit Foundation. Tickets are currently priced at $65, $85, and $105.