The 89th Academy Awards
Boy George Sets 9-Date U.S. DJ Tour
Culture Club frontman Boy George is set to embark on his first-ever DJ tour of the U.S., beginning Feb. 14 in Las Vegas and concluding Feb. 28 at New York's famed Twilo nightclub. George is touring inCulture Club frontman Boy George is set to embark on his first-ever DJ tour of the U.S., beginning Feb. 14 in Las Vegas and concluding Feb. 28 at New York's famed Twilo nightclub. George is touring in support of his upcoming "Essential Mix" collection, due Feb. 20 on London/Sire.
The latest volume in the "Essential series" finds George intertwining funky house (Boogie Macs' "Girl From Ipanema"); 2-step (Baby D. Vs. Trick Or Treat's "Let Me Be Your Fantasy"); diva house (Shauna Solomon's "Watcha Gonna Do"); disco (Kinky Roland's "Born Funky"); ragga (Richie Dan's "Call It Fate"); and progressive house/trance (the Colein's "Spreading The Light").
"As a DJ and a pop artist, I've always prided myself on never being loyal to only one sound," George recently told Billboard. "This compilation is a tribute, of sorts, to the early days of [Danny] Rampling
and [Paul] Oakenfold when DJs could be all over the place musically. It reflects all the dance music styles I like. It's the perfect soundtrack for when you're getting ready to go out."
Here are Boy George's tour dates:
Feb. 14: Las Vegas (Ra)
Feb. 17: Los Angeles (Giant)
Feb. 18: San Francisco (1015 Folsom)
Feb. 21: Chicago (Cabaret Metro)
Feb. 22: Philadelphia (Shampoo)
Feb. 23: Washington, D.C. (Buzz)
Feb. 24-25: Boston (Avalon)
Feb. 28: New York (Twilo)