The new wave act's classic lineup reunites for the first time in 14 years
Good news for Culture Club fans: The highly popular British new wave band has a new album in the works to go with 2014 tour dates in both the United States and the United Kingdom. And unlike previous reunions, this incarnation of Culture Club will include frontman Boy George.
The so-far untitled new album will arrive in 2015 and will be produced by veteran U.K. musician Martin Glover (aka Youth), who has previously worked with acts like the Verve, Erasure, and the Futureheads, in addition to playing bass in Killing Joke.
Culture Club has released one album -- 1999’s Don't Mind If I Do -- since disbanding in 1986 following their early '80s glory days. The reunited "classic lineup" will feature frontman Boy George, bassist Mikey Craig, guitarist/keyboardist Roy Hay, and drummer Jon Moss.
Culture Club were the first band since the Beatles to have three songs from their debut album (1982's Kissing to Be Clever) reach the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100. Those hits — "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "Time (Clock of the Heart)" and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" — should be on display as the band tours later this year. Following a brief U.S. jaunt, they'll tour the U.K. throughout December.
Additionally, Boy George will appear as a guest on NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers on Thursday alongside Taylor Swift.
Here are Culture Club's upcoming U.S. tour dates:
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 (Beacon Theatre)
Nov. 28: Atlantic City, NJ (Etess Arena)