Culture Club Lengthens North American Stay

Join the Club: Boy George and his band Culture Club have piled on a number of North American tour dates in July, August and September, extending their upcoming tour to over 40 shows.

Photo: Dean Stockings

The new shows stretch from coast to coast, and include three shows in Mexico, in Guadalajara, Mexico City and Ensenada. The U.S. shows start in Florida in early July and work their way across the country, with most of the August shows on the West Coast. The tour wraps up with two New York shows in September.

The synth-pop/reggae specialists broke up in 1986, then reunited and performed from 1998-2002. The original quartet then went on hiatus for over a decade, and finally began touring again in 2015. The band won the Grammy Award for Best new Artist in 1984 and was influential in its musical style as well as in Boy George’s fashion sense.

The last recorded album for Culture Club was 1999’s Don’t Mind If I Do, and the band is expected to release a new album, Tribes, later this year.

Here is a complete schedule for the band’s summer tour:

June 8 — Mt. Claremont, Australia, HBF Stadium      
June 10 — Melbourne, Australia, Rod Laver Arena
June 11 — Moore Park, Australia, Hordern Pavilion
June 14 — Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane Riverstage
June 17 — Manila, Philippines, Smart Araneta Coliseum
June 18 — Manila, Philippines, Smart Araneta Coliseum
June 29 — Guadalajara, Mexico, Auditorio Telmex
July 1 — Mexico City, Mexico, Arena México
July 13 — Brooklyn, N.Y., The Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk
July 15 — Cincinnati, Ohio, The Shoe At Horseshoe Cincinnati
July 22 — Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre
July 24 — Saint Paul, Minn., Myth
July 26 — Nashville, Tenn., Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Aug. 7 — Denver, Colo., Paramount Theatre
Aug. 8 — Salt Lake City, Utah, Red Butte Garden
Aug. 11 — Woodinville, Wash., Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Aug. 12 — Airway Heights, Wash., Northern Quest Casino
Aug. 15 — Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery
Aug. 16 — San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre
Aug. 20 — Paso Robles, Calif., Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 — Las Vegas, Nev., Pearl Concert Theater
Aug. 24 — San Diego, Calif., Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
Aug. 26 — Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
Aug. 27 — Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
Sept. 2 — Syracuse, N.Y., New York State Fairgrounds (New York State Fair)

Tickets for some shows are already on sale. Visit websites of the host venues for more information.