Break out your old roller skates and leg warmers because the 80’s are back. After a ten-year hiatus, “Culture Club” is back in all their iconic glory reports Lime Crime.
The lead singer, Boy George, formed the group in 1981 after his stint singing with “Bow Wow Wow.” The other members are Mikey Craig, Roy Hay, and Jon Moss. The eclectic mix includes a transvestite Irish man, black Briton, Anglo-Saxon and a Jew, which begot the appropriate name “Culture Club.”
The group was wildly popular in the 1980’s, with ten of their hits reaching the U.S. Top 40. Over time, they have sold over 50 million records, with their second album “Colour by Numbers” being the most popular, selling more than 10 million units itself.
Even those who do not particularly like their genre are familiar with their song “Karma Chameleon.” They have been called the most influential band of the 80’s, first in Britain and then with the rise of their popularity in the U.S. thanks to MTV.
Their North American tour is currently underway in anticipation of their upcoming album “Tribes”, which is available for pre-order. Exact concert dates are listed on their official site.