CULTURE CLUB announce Australian tour – Human League & Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey to support exclusively in Perth

CULTURE CLUB announce Australian tour – Human League & Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey to support exclusively in Perth

International superstars Culture Club have announced they will be touring Australia later this year. Culture Club are led by front man, Boy George, currently endearing himself to new Australian audiences as their favourite coach on TV’s top rated show The Voice. Thus, this tour is bound to take Culture Club to a large legion of new fans.

In 2016, their triumphant return sold out some of the world’s most iconic venues including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (two nights) and London’s famous Wembley Arena. Culture Club proceeded to sell out shows across the rest of the world including the UK, Europe and USA, making their resurgence one of the most noteworthy success stories of today. Musically, they are sounding better than ever as Boy George and the rest of the original line-up including Roy Hay, Jon Moss, and Mikey Craig are now joined by an incredible group of great musicians including extra percussionists, keyboard players, backing singers and a horn section. This bigger line up now stands as an incredible musical revue that adds a whole new element of warmth and sound to their live shows, all of which are consistently receiving glowing reviews.

Special guests will be Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, who will play hits live for the first time in 27 years. For nearly three decades, fans of the Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances from one of the biggest bands of the 80’s. Thompson Twins had huge hits – songs such as ‘Hold Me Now’, ‘Doctor Doctor’, ‘You Take Me Up’ and ‘Love On Your Side’ provided the soundtrack for so many people’s lives worldwide in the mid-eighties. It’s been 31 years since Thompson Twins have been to Australia and no doubt fans will welcome Tom Bailey back with open arms. Says Tom: “This will be the first time I’ve sung the Thompson Twin’s hits in decades. It’s taken a long time, but now I’m really looking forward to playing those songs to some of the fans that were there first time around.”

Perth will also experience The Human League as special surprise guests for West Australian audiences. The Human League have sold millions of records, inspired two generations of artists, written some of the all-time great classic pop songs, had No. 1’s across the world and yet still remain fiercely independent. Watch this space for more Human League shows to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets on sale for all shows on Monday 10th July, 2017

CULTURE CLUB – LIVE IN AUSTRALIA 2017

Thursday 30th November – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey & Eurogliders
Friday 1st December – ICC, Sydney with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey & Eurogliders
Saturday 2nd December – Brisbane Entertainment Centre with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey & Eurogliders
Sunday 3rd December – Newcastle Entertainment Centre with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey & Eurogliders
Tuesday 5th December – Wollongong Entertainment Centre with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey & Eurogliders
Wednesday 6th December – AIS, Canberra with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey & Eurogliders
Thursday 7th December – Adelaide Entertainment Centre with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey & Eurogliders
Saturday 9th December – Perth Arena with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey & The Human League

CULTURE CLUB NOTES:

• The group achieved stunning success in the 80’s, scoring three Top Ten US hits from their debut album, Kissing to Be Clever and becoming the first group to hit that milestone since The Beatles

• The album, Kissing to be Clever, went platinum in the US and Culture Club then went on to sell over 100 million singles, 50 million albums worldwide, with Top 10 hits in every country—with smash hits including “Karma Chameleon,” “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me,” and “Time”

• They are considered one of the most representative and influential groups of all time. In the 80’s they were the first multi-racial band with an openly gay front man, Boy George

• They are the first band since Beatles to have 3 songs from their debut album 1982’s Kissing to Be Clever reach the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 – including “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Time (Clock of the Heart)” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”

• Their second album Colour By Numbers, sold over 10 Million albums and went Triple Platinum in the UK and Quadruple platinum in the US. It currently sits at number 96 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Best Albums of the 1980s”

• Colour By Numbers, sold 4 million copies in the US and another 5 million worldwide at its time of release

• “Time (Clock of the Heart)” is included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of 500 songs that shaped rock and roll

• “Karma Chameleon” became best-selling single of 1983 in the U.K. and was one of the Top 20 best-selling singles worldwide of the 1980’s

• In November 2014 the band released, More Than Silence, their first single together since 1999

CULTURE CLUB announce Australian tour - Human League & Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey to support exclusively in Perth

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