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Boy George hints at Culture Club re-union

boygeorgeBoy George has hinted that Culture Club may reform once again. In a radio interview with the BBC 5 Live’s Victoria Derbyshire, the 48-year-old singer said that he might get together with his former bandmates in 2011 to mark the 30th anniversary of the band’s reformation. “I think we could do a one-off gig or maybe a small tour,” he told BBC 5 live. “It's our 30th anniversary next year so we may do something.”

The band became huge stars in the early 80s, with number one hits both here and in America, before splitting in the late 80s following George’s well-documented problems with drugs, and arguments amongst the band. They briefly re-united in 1998 and staged a 20th anniversary concert in 2002 at the Royal Albert Hall. Further disagreements and George’s own DJ commitments led to the singer again leaving the band. He was briefly, and unsuccessfully replaced by vocalist Sam Butcher in 2006, although the new line-up never recorded or toured.

“Last time we re-formed, there was a point to it,” George said. “We'll see,” the reformed hell-raiser continued. “It's all about my mood at the time.”

His comments come after the news that the BBC are completing filming on a BBC2 drama entitled Worried About The Boy, documenting Boy George’s time as a New Romantic club kid and the early success of Culture Club. Due to be screened in the autumn, it’s sure to re-awaken interest in both the band and their music.

Posted: 23 March 2010

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