George and the band played 4 special gigs at racecourses throughout the UK in July.
These exciting evenings gave ticket holders the chance to experience the thrill of a horse racing meet, followed by the chance to see Culture Club live.
The boys were on top form, delighting fans with a set that included usual Culture Club live standards like Church of the Poison Mind, It’s a Miracle, I’ll Tumble 4 Ya, Everything I Own, Time (Clock of the Heart), Miss Me Blind, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?, Victims, The War Song, and Karma Chameleon, adding newer songs like More Than Silence and Different Man as well as a brand new song entitled Bitchface!
Cover versions were a big part of the gigs and these included a brilliant cover of Tainted Love, a tribute to Prince with Purple Rain, The Rolling Stones You Cant Always Get What You Want blended into Lou Reeds Walk On The Wild Side, and then finishing things of with Bang A Gong (Get It On).
The dates were:
20 JULY | EPSOM DOWNS RACECOURSE | PHOTOS
21 JULY | NEWMARKET RACECOURSE | PHOTOS
22 JULY | HAYDOCK PARK RACECOURSE | PHOTOS
29 JULY | PUNCHESTOWN RACECOURSE, IRELAND | PHOTOS
George appeared on US TV a number of times this week.
He was in New York to promote The Celebrity Apprentice final, and appeared on the following TV shows:
The Real Housewives Of Beverley Hills
(Season 7, Episode 8) Aired Tuesday 24 Jan
George and Culture Club appear in this pre-recorded episode of RHOBH, where they perform songs at PK’s (George’s manager) birthday party.
Aired Wednesday 25 Jan
George looks back with Access Hollywood Live’s Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover at his early Culture Club days, and recounts how he received the heartbreaking news of George Michael’s death.
Aired Wednesday 25 Jan
An outside broadcast interview overlooking NY Times Square
Aired Friday 27 Jan
George is a guest of Harry Connick Jr.
George is one of the face’s of DIOR’s Spring 2017 campaign.
Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche has tapped a fresh, cross-generational cast of subversive faces to front the house’s latest advertising campaign – including Boy George, his childhood hero harking back to the era of the New Romantics movement.
Photographed by Willy Vanderperre in the studio and on the streets of Paris – the singer and DJ sports raw-edged tailoring accessorized with harnesses from the house’s spring 2017 collection customized with punk Toru Kamei souvenir pins.
“I really tried to translate what I think Dior Homme is right now. It’s about music, it’s about cinema, it’s about fashion…It’s about a certain memory I have of the Eighties that remains very much relevant for 2017,” said Van Assche. “Boy George, when I was a kid, was one of the first to have this message about difference being okay; he was such a major influence on my generation. That idea of freedom and being a rebel – which he still is – is really something that has stayed with me.”