MANILA – The popular '80s English pop group Culture Club is coming to Manila for the first time for a two-night concert.
The band, which was formed in 1981 in London, will hold the Philippine leg of their reunion tour at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on June 17 and 18.
Composed of Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig and Roy Hay, Culture Club is known for smash hits like “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?,” “Time (Clock of the Heart),” “Karma Chameleon,” “Miss Me Blind,” “The War Song,” “Love is Love,” among other chart-toppers.
The band scored three Top 10 US hits from its debut album “Kissing to Be Clever” -- the first group to reach that milestone since The Beatles.
Culture Club broke up In 1986 but got back together in 1998. Its last album “Don't Mind If I Do” was released in 1999.
In November 2014, Culture Club released “More Than Silence,” the first single from the upcoming album called “Tribes” which will be released this year.
Months ahead of their Philippine shows, Boy George, who is now regularly seen as a coach in “The Voice UK,” said the band is excited to finally perform before their Filipino fans.
As most Filipinos are self-confessed music lovers, George said the band is expecting a “one big party and a celebration of one’s individuality” during the two-night concert.
“We’re rewriting the story of Culture Club. This concert tour will be a new chapter and will definitely be part of the band’s history. And we’d like all our supporters, fans, and everyone to be part of that story,” he said in a statement released Thursday.
To be presented by Royale Chimes Concert & Events Inc., tickets to Culture Club’s concerts are now on sale at Ticketnet.