Culture Club to celebrate first two albums on 2024 UK and Ireland arena tour 

Culture Club have announced details of a 2024 tour across the UK and Ireland, set to celebrate their first two studio albums. Find ticket details below.

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The upcoming gigs will take place across December, and see Boy George and co. hit the stage in celebration of their breakout LPs: ‘Kissing To Be Clever’ and ‘Colour By Numbers’.

The former arrived in the latter half of 1982 and put the band on the map with the breakthrough hit single, ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’, which topped the UK singles Charts.

The latter arrived the following year and remains one of the band’s most commercially successful releases to date – particularly due to its inclusion of the hit track ‘Karma Chameleon’.

At the forthcoming live shows, Culture Club will not only play the albums in full, but they’ll also break out the original tracklists in chronological order. Support will come from Heaven 17 and Tony Hadley, with the latter using the slot to break out a greatest hits set.

The dates kick off with an opening night in Dublin, held at the 3Arena on December 3. The run continues two days later with a show at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on December 5.

From there, dates at Leeds’ First Direct Arena, Newcastle’s Utilita Arena and Cardiff’s Utilita Arena are lined up for December 6, 7 and 9 respectively, followed by stops in Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham.

Finally, the 10-show tour will culminate in London, with a final show lined up for The O2 on December 15.

“I am calling this ‘The Zero Arguments Tour’ because we are performing our first two albums ‘Kissing To Be Clever’ and ‘Colour By Numbers’ exactly as they were made and in exact order,” Boy George said of the upcoming dates.

“I love the idea of this because some of these songs are fan favourites and have never been performed. I think it will be really special for the fans.”

Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am this Friday (June 14). Visit here to buy yours and check below for a full list of tour dates.

Culture Club’s upcoming UK/Ireland tour dates are:

DECEMBER
3 – Dublin, 3Arena
5 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
6 – Leeds,  first direct Arena
7 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
9 – Cardiff, Utilita Arena
10 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
11 – Manchester, Co-op Live
13 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
14 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
15 – London, O2 Arena

The news of the forthcoming tour also comes following Boy George turning heads after releasing his single ‘Religion’ back in February.

Not only did the single turn heads for the music, it also stirred up a conversation for the artwork looking remarkably similar to that of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Tension’ album.

“I’m recycling everything. It’s all the rage,” he wrote on social media, addressing comments about the similarities. “Even fashion is catching on?”

In another tweet, he also wrote that he was an “utter genius” for sharing similar artwork, and implied that one user frustrated at the similarities was “pathetic.”

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