From two to one

Boy George and Culture Club

Boy George and Culture Club

Why the Boy George & Culture Club concert is now a one-night-only affair

Contrary to the original announcement that ‘80s New Wave superstar Boy George and the original lineup of Culture Club in Mikey Craig Roy Hay and Jon Moss will perform for the first time in Manila for two consecutive nights on June 17 and 18, the show’s producers have reduced the concert dates to one.

“Due to logistical travel issues beyond their control, the recently announced two-night concert in Manila of ‘80s supergroup Culture Club will now be forced to limit their visit to a one-night-only special event,” Royale Chimes Concerts & Events Inc. said in a statement emailed to The Manila Times, one of the media presenters of the highly anticipated show.

Refusing to divulge further details to the “logistical travel issues” cited, the company’s media representative chose instead to seek the paper’s help to inform patrons who bought tickets on the second night what to do.

“For those who’ve purchased tickets to the June 17 (Friday) show, they can opt to refund their tickets or replace them with tickets for June 18 at TicketNet outlets,” said Calvin Nierra, who handles publicity for the reunion concert in Manila.

“The producers are very apologetic over this unforeseen cancellation of the second show but, they are still confident that the visiting Brits will give their audience a night of unforgettable music and partying,” he added.

The is expected to bring the house down with the world famous hits, “Karma Chameleon,” “War Is Stupid,” “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me,” “Miss Me Blind,” “Move Away,” and “Love is Love,” among others.

Culture Club’s show in the Philippines is part of a 40-city tour of the iconic group in over 12 years, which includes cities in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Australia and Japan.

As the first multi-racial band with an openly gay front man, Culture Club has set many records, including being the first band since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in America from a debut album. In the ‘80s, the band dominated the charts in over a dozen countries, with multi-platinum albums and more than 50 million albums sold worldwide to date. In 2014, Culture Club reunited to create new music and has been in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new album Tribes, available now for pre-order, set to release later this year. The band recently headlined iHeart Radio’s 2016 “iHeart 80s Party” at The Forum in L.A. to a packed crowd.


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