Jan 162017
 
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George was the subject of ‘Pier’s Morgan’s Life Stories’ on Friday 17th Feb.

Pier’s interviewed George in his legendary probing style, revealing some unknown facts and delving deep into George’s past history, looking into his celebrity and personal life.

The programme also featured recorded interviews with some of George’s closest friends and family.

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Jan 102017
 
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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.”

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Nov 222016
 
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George appeared as a contestant in the eighth season of The Celebrity Apprentice (USA).

Sixteen celebrities, including George, competed for their favorite charities when “The Celebrity Apprentice” moved to Los Angeles, where twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger reigned over the Boardroom.

George did extremely well, both in the boardroom and in the tasks. So much so that he made the final, where just George and Matt Iseman were left to compete for the $250,000 prize for there chosen charities.

Unfortunately, George was pipped to the post by Matt when Schwarzenegger chose him over George to be the Celebrity Apprentice winner 2017.

Oct 262016
 
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Tough Love & Roger ‘S-Man’ Sanchez combine with Boy George to bring a deep and rolling anthemic record sure to be a club hit!

The track is released in November in 2 different formats:

‘Hold On’ original mix by Tough Love & Roger ‘S-Man’ Sanchez released 4th November on Get Twisted Records

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The dub mix of ‘Hold On’ is released on S Man’s ‘Runnin’ EP

Sanchez says:
“Hold On came about as a collaboration between myself & Boy George where I focused on massive beats and the dirtiest bass line I could think on at the moment. This dub mix is sparse, stripped back and devastatingly effective on the dance floor. Boy George did an amazing job on the vocals, and reminds me a bit of Robert Owens in delivery.”

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Oct 232016
 
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George and Marilyn were interviewed on the Steve Wright radio show talking to Steve about, amongst other things, Marilyn’s single and comeback.

BBC Radio 2, 14:00, Monday 24th Oct

Hear it on BBCIplayer HERE

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Oct 212016
 
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George took part in this years Stand Up To Cancer TV special which was on Channel 4 on Friday 21st October beginning at 7pm.
He performed a breathtaking version of ‘Starman’ as a tribute to his idol David Bowie along with the amazing NHS choir.
Bowie, of course passed away on 10th January, aged 69, this year after a long battle with cancer.
The programme raised £15,700,222 in aid of cancer research.

Oct 182016
 
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George was a special guest on the sofa of Good Morning Britain with Piers and Susanna on Wednesday 19th Oct.

He chatted about the forthcoming Culture Club gig at Wembley Arena and hosted a celebrity weather forecast!

Oct 082016
 
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George is to journey back to his formative years for a BBC Two documentary this October, as the centrepiece of BBC Music’s My Generation season looking at the 1970s.

On BBC Two Boy George’s 1970s: Save Me from Suburbia looks back to September 1982 when an unknown George appeared on the BBC’s Top of the Pops with Culture Club, singing Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?.

In this film George will recall, revisit and assess how the 1970s moulded the person and artist he has become. This is his musical, social and sexual coming of age, when he discovered the power of his own sexuality before setting about turning that persona into a popstar. Set against a backdrop of social discord, disenfranchisement & sexual repression – the seventies was also conversely the decade that revelled in colour and creative chaos giving the world glam rock, disco & punk… and the young George O’Dowd was at the birth of them all. The documentary includes contributions from contemporaries like Martin Degville (Sigue Sigue Sputnik), Andy Polaris (Animal Nightlife), DJ Princess Julia and pop star Marilyn this is, as George said “the last ever bonkers decade”, and it totally and completely shaped him.

George says: “I think of the ‘70s as being this glorious decade where I discovered who I was and discovered all these amazing things… punk rock, electro music, fashion, all of that. And yeah of course there was that dark side to the ’70s, the rubbish, the strikes, the poverty and I’d get chased and confronted for the way I looked. But I was a teenager. I didn’t have any time for misery I was just having a great time with my friends. My ‘70s were all about Bowie, Bolan, dressing up and going out, I think of it as the last bonkers decade, and I loved every second.”

Boy George’s 1970’s: Save Me From Suburbia
9:30pm, Saturday 8th October, BBC 2
(Repeats Sat 15 Oct 2016 00:10, and will be on BBCIPlayer after initial broadcast)

Oct 042016
 
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George recorded a duet with Irish singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy.

They went into the studio back in 2014 and so far the track has never seen the light of day. But, Kennedy has released an Essential Collection and has decided to include the recording.

The song ‘Christopher Street’ is a Brian Kennedy classic, and George lends his voice to the tune to create a beautiful, emotionally-charged duet.

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George and Brian in the studio

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Sep 232016
 
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George is appearing on UK TV and radio shows in the next few days, promoting the work that he is doing with old pal Marilyn.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday 23rd Sept – BBC Breakfast – BBC1 – 6am (See video below)
Saturday 24th Sept – Graham Norton Show – BBC Radio 2 LISTEN AGAIN
Monday 26th Sept – Loose Women – ITV (See videos below)
Also George (with Marilyn) recorded an interview for Steve Wright BBC2 Radio which is scheduled to be broadcast during Steve Wright’s shows week beginning 17th October.

Sep 132016
 
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Culture Club have added even more dates to their 2016 tour.

After a short break the boys will be taking to the stage again in Canada and the US in November, and New Zealand and the UK in December.

This second leg of the tour is notably shorter than the first – but fear not, George and the boys promise even more dates to follow.

To see all dates go to the EVENTS page.

Aug 112016
 
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Culture Club appeared on Japanese TV on the 8th August on a popular show called ‘Smap’.

The performed ‘Karma Chameleon’ and ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?’, joined on stage my Smap members.

The performance was recorded when the boys were in Japan touring in June.

See the performance here…