Boy George has announced his return with a new studio album, This Is What I Do, set for release later this year.
This is the first record of original material released by Culture Club’s former leader in two decades, and was showcased on Monday at his appearance at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival in London.
It is produced by former collaborator Richie Stephens, and features several, as-yet-unnamed guest musicians with some intriguingly “expected to appear as George’s band on his live dates”.
He’ll also be setting out on tour in November, with tickets going on sale this Friday, June 28, at 9am – have a look at the dates below:
Sun 3 – RNCM, Manchester
Tue 5 – Glee Club, Birmingham
Wed 6 – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
Thu 7 – King Tuts, Glasgow
Sat 9 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford
Sun 10 – Koko, London
Mon 11 – Concorde 2, Brighton
Getting in on the art publishing market, pop icon Boy George is releasing a coffee table book called King Of Queens. The 18″ by 12″ tome is part photo book and part biography containing a lot of unseen personal photos, illustrations and artist photos as well as his school reports, his baby book and letters.
Only 999 copies are being published but each one comes numbered and signed by Mr O’Dowd along with a 10″ picture disc containing unreleased material.
From those were the days: