Boy George Comes To Chicago In April

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 4:20pm

This is the comeback of all comebacks.  Boy George will be heading to The House Of Blues in Chicago April 26 as part of a limited (8 date) North American tour supporting the March 25 release of his brand new album "This Is What I Do".  The past few years Boy George has been in the headlines for his drug addictions and run-ins with the law but thankfully now it's his first album of new music in almost two decades that's garnering news coverage.

Boy George will not be playing with Culture Club.  He will be accompanied by a 9-piece band including a brass section and backing vocalists as he performs songs from his new album.  The first single is "King Of Everything".  The album features collaborations with the legendary producer Youth (Siouxsie & The Banchees, Primal Scream, The Orb, U2, Depeche Mode) as well as a string of stellar guest musicians including DJ Yoda, Kitty Durham (Kitty Daisy & Lewis), Ally Mcerlaine (Texas/Red Sky July), MC Spee (Dreadzone) and Nizar Al Issa.

"I wanted to make a baggy album, not overproduced, and I think I have achieved it.  I was listening to things like "Beast Of Burden" by The Stones and I had my head most definitely in the 70's...I was also writing from a happy place.  This time, no ex-lovers to get revenge on.  For me "Bigger than War" sums up the tone" says Boy George of "This Is What I Do".

Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 13 at 10am HERE.

 
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Cara Carriveau

Eavesdrop on conversations with rock stars in Cara's Basement.  Listen on the radio at Chicago's 100.3.

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