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My God will be the 2nd single taken from the 'This Is What I Do' album.
It will be released on 26th January as a 2 track bundle, including George's cover of Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games'.
George says about the tracks:
"'My God' is a celebration of faith and the tale of a man who lost faith and found it! It could be me but it might be you! 'Video Games' is a very unusual pop song. It reminds me so much of 'The Crying Game' and 'Blue Velvet'. I also adore Lana Del Rey."
My God performance video:
George is the cover star of the winter issue of fashion and style quarterly Zoo magazine.
There is a 15 page feature with brilliant and unusual photos of George taken by Bryan Adams, and an interview with George and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Zoo mag are so excited about this issue that they've produced 4 different covers for this edition, and they are all available in specialist magazine retailers, or by ordering online.
You can order your Zoo Mag(s) now by going to:
(Go to the site, input Zoo Mag into the search, and scroll right down the page to where the 4 different George covers are displayed!)
RETROPHOBIA ft SAM BUTTERY
Released on the 18th Nov on Fetch Records, Kinky Roland's new label, is the fabulously deep and dark dance tune 'Basement'.
It features the voice of Sam Buttery (Leigh Bowery in the Brixton version of 'Taboo' and contestant on the 'The Voice' on UK TV). You will also hear the voice of George if you listen carefully.
Retophobia is George and Kinky Roland's latest collaberation project!
UK and US MERCHANDISE 2013
If you missed your chance to grab some goodies at the George shows this year you can now purchase the 2013 range online.
4 fabulous tshirts from the This Is What I Do tour and from George's US DJ tour are available now.
Get them now before the sell out!!!
George's new album 'This Is What I Do' is OUT NOW, on George's own Very Me records.
Released on CD, digital download and double vinyl album.
- King Of Everything
- Bigger Than War
- Live Your Life
- My God
- It's Easy
- Death Of Samantha
- Any Road
- My Star
- Love and Danger
- Nice and Slow
- Play Me
- Feel The Vibration
Hear an interview from BBC Radio 6 with Liz Kershaw where George discusses the album:
Updated: 09/09/2013 12:14
News added: 10/08/2013 22:35
It has been announced that new 'flock rock' band The Featherz will support George on all dates of his November 'This Is What I Do' UK tour.
Some of you might recognise Danie Cox (lead guitarist and vocals) from George's 'King Of Everything' video, in which she played a cameo role.
The Featherz are an up and coming London 3 piece band, who are already making waves since there formation in 2011, and have been championed and promoted on Davidbowie.com and Bowie's official Facebook page. (No wonder that George likes them!).
George is thrilled to have this exciting trio joining him on his tour, and hopes that you will like them too!
For more info go to The Featherz on Facebook
George's concert at Koko on the 10th November has been chosen for inclusion in Virgin Records 40th anniversary celebrations.
Virgin Records, the revolutionary British record label launched by Richard Branson in 1973 celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year. Since its early days the label has staked its reputation on doing the unexpected and supporting the maverick, creative drive of its artists; as such it's been home to some the most ground-breaking and influential acts of the past four decades including Mike Oldfield, Sex Pistols, Boy George, Human League, Simple Minds, Soul II Soul, Massive Attack, Neneh Cherry, Spice Girls,The Verve, Chemical Brothers, N.E.R.D, Daft Punk and more recently Swedish House Mafia, Bastille, Laura Marling and Emeli Sande.
To celebrate this landmark year a series of live shows will take place this autumn featuring some of the most prolific names in music past and present. The shows will happen at prestigious venues across London including Shepherds Bush Empire, KOKO, Brixton Academy and York Hall.
Tickets for George's concert, which is part of his 'This Is What I Do' tour, are already on sale now HERE.
New releases of Culture Club's Karma Chameleon and George's Everything I Own will be released on Ltd Edition vinyl 7" to celebrate Virgin's 40th too.
Released 28th Oct
Pre-Order them now by clicking on the pics!
News added: 12/08/2013 15:38
ROUGH TRADE IN-STORE
Signing and acoustic gig
George will be performing an acoustic set of tracks from his new album on Wednesday 13th November at 7:00pm, at Rough Trade East, 91 Brick Lane, London.
To be able to attend you must buy the album 'This Is What I Do' from Monday 28th October at Rough Trade East and collect a wristband at the same time. Only people with a wrist band will be allowed into the event on the 13th Nov. You will also get the chance to have your album signed by George.
You can now pre-order the CD/Album for collection on the 13th Nov at the event. Go HERE
King Of Everything is the first track to be released from George's new album 'This Is What I Do. It will be released on Monday 9th Sept as an immediate download on Itunes when you pre-order the album.
The song itself is about a wife-beating boxer singing to his down trodden wife, trying to make amends, and asking her will he be her king again. It is symnonomical of George's struggles over the years, but it is not a song thats directly about him.
A viral video has been released too:
Updated: 16//09/2013 10:31
News added: 07/09/2013 18:19
THIS WAY OUT Exhibition
This Way Out is an exhibition by Boy George and Mark Wardel (aka TradeMark)
This collaborative exhibition is the first time George has publicly exhibited his photo/graphic artworks. Working with club culture pop painter TradeMark, the exhibition explores identity, specifically the notion of the constructed identities adopted by anyone trying to live outside the heterosexual mainstream. The show will feature portraits of subcultural gay icons like Divine, Jackie Curtis, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Leigh Bowery as well as contemporary photographs of some of the original gay punks and Philip Sallon, the first person to wear a bin liner and Steve Strange the seminal New Romantic.
Where: Camp & Furnace, 67 Greenland Street, Liverpool L1 0BY
When: 30 October - 25 November 2013
To accompany this exhibition George and Trademark will be 'IN CONVERSATION' with radio broadcaster Janice Long to discuss their work and the exhibition on 14th November 2013, at St. George's Hall, Liverpool at 6pm.
Tickets available HERE now!
Next up on George's profilic 2013 release schedule is this excellent dance track produced by Marc Vedo and Federico Scavo with the soulful voices of George and John Gibbons.
There will be remixes by DJ PP and House Of Virus.
Released: 9 August 2013
An ingenious video has been made to accompany the track featuring mini-me's of George, Marc, John Gibbons and Federico Scavo.
News added: 04/08/2013 23:52
at BURBO K'TURE
B-Rude clothing range has a new UK stockist at Burbo K'ture in Birmingham.
BURBO K'ture is a designer, sylist and video artist working from a studio and store open to the public at The Custard Factory, Birmingham. Which is the creative quarter of the city.
They have an online store where you can order there B-Rude stock now!
CC ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Culture Club's 20th Anniversary show at the Royal Albert Hall from 2002, which was released on DVD, has now been re-released for 2013 in a special double pack live CD and DVD format.
1. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
2. Black Comedy/i'll Tumble For You
3. It's A Miracle
4. Everything I Own
5. Gimme A Sign
6. I Just Wanna Be Loved
7. That's The Way
8. Black Money
9. Cold Shoulder
10. Move Away
11. Strange Voodoo
12. Church Of The Poisoned Mind
13. Miss Me Blind
16. Karma Chameleon
17. Bow Down Mister
The DVD has the same tracklisting/features as the 2002 release.
Released: 8th July 2013
US Release: 6th Aug 2013
THIS IS WHAT I DO
Following on from his sell-out Meltdown performance George is back with his first new studio album of original material in almost two decades. 'This Is What I Do' is to be released later this year and will be supported by live dates in the UK. Tickets go on sale on Friday 28th June at 9am.
'This Is What I Do' is produced by Richie Stevens (Soul II Soul, Tina Turner, Simply Red, Culture Club) and mixed by Dave Bascombe (Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Pendulum, Doves) and features brand new songs written by George. The album features many guest musicians, some of whom are expected to appear as George's band on his live dates.
UK TOUR DATES
Sun 3rd Nov - Manchester RNCM
Tue 5th Nov - Birmingham Glee Club
Wed 6th Nov - Leeds City Varieties Music Hall
Thurs 7th Nov - Glasgow King Tuts
Sat 9th Nov - Oxford O2 Academy 2
Sun 10th Nov - London Koko
Mon 11th Nov - Brighton Concorde 2
George's new single 'Coming Home' will now be released under the artist name Dharma Protocol featuring Boy George, with a release date of 24TH JUNE on George's own Very Me Records!
Here's the press release:
"I don't know who I used to be but everyday I'm feeling more like me" sings Boy George on his forthcoming new release 'Coming Home' which has its feet firmly on the dance-floor. A cool, chunky house tune crafted by Dharma Protocol, who are legendary producer and one part of The Orb Youth and Moto Blanco's Danny Harrison, with Culture Club bassist Mikey Craig moonlighting on writing and bass duties. The sound is reminiscent of George's first dance venture 'Jesus Loves You' with early 90s house flavouring and a pop sensibility.
Says George; 'Coming Home' is about returning to who you really are as a person. Some people grow further away from themselves as they get older, while others like me becoming who they are meant to be. Right now I feel very comfortable in my skin. The music I'm making is a reflection of how I feel, which is super positive and focussed. I've been writing with Youth and Mikey from Culture Club for my new solo album 'This Is What I Do' and 'Coming Home' was born out of those writing sessions. I wanted to do something for the dance-floor because I DJ every weekend all over the globe and right now I'm very excited about the direction dance music is taking. The return to more soulful house sits very well with me as a vocalist and I'm currently working on some very interesting dance collaborations.”
‘Coming Home’ comes with mixes from Juan Kidd, already hyped as a summer smash by Prok & Fitch, and further mixes from Psychemagik, Kinky Roland, Marc Vedo and Maze & Masters. It features one of Boy George's strongest and most soulful vocals and is a hint of things to come.
The release consists of 9 mixes of 'Coming Home':
Juan Kidd Weirdo Club Mix
Juan Kidd Weirdo Dub
Kinky Roland Remix
Kinky Roland Remix Instrumental
Marc Vedo Remix
Maze & Masters Remix
News added: 31/05/2013 23:24
Club Culture Radio is George's new podcast, which he will be producing monthly and will be available free to dowload on Itunes.
Promising an eclectic mix of funky house tunes and other George faves, as well as some of his own new songs and remixes thrown in, Club Culture is an hour of essential Boy George pleasure.
BOY GEORGE IN CONCERT
at YOKO ONO'S MELTDOWN
Boy George, Patti Smith, Siouxsie Sioux and Iggy and the Stooges will be among the performers at this year's Meltdown festival, curated by Yoko Ono.
Meltdown is a musis festival held at London's Southbank centre in June each year, and has been curated in the past by such names as David Bowie, Morrissey and Antony Hegarty.
George will be playing on the final night of the festival on the 23rd June.
Tickets for the event will go on sale firstly to members of Southbank Centre at 10am, Tuesday 9 April, and then to everyone on 10am, Thursday 11 April.
This show SOLD OUT within hours of tickets going on sale!
News added: 04/04/2013 14:54
A BOY CALLED GEORGE
A new single from George, released under his dance psuedonym A BOY CALLED GEORGE with be out sometime in June.
The lyrics, wriiten by George, describe his journey into sobriety and how he has found true happiness, probably for the first time in his life.
The track is being remixed by some of the best DJ's and remixers around, including Marc Vedo and Maze & Masters.
It will be released on a brand new label that George is setting up with his new management.
A BOY CALLED GEORGE, MARC VEDO, 8BALL feat SHARLENE HECTOR
A remix package of the summery track, originally titled "Sunshine Into My Life" and previously released by VG Records in 2011, now shortened to "Sunshine" and being given a new lease of life by My Digital Enemy and released on Zulu Records.
Release Date: 6th May 2013
News added: 12/04/2013 17:58
MARC VEDO/FEDERICO SCAVO FT. A BOY CALLED GEORGE AND EBONY SKY
"THESE GOD'S WILL FALL"
Forthcoming on the Italian Hotfingers label is this fabulous track, produced and mixed by Marc Vedo and Federico Scavo with beautiful vocals by George and Ebony Sky.
Already a bit hit in the clubs, "These God's Will Fall" is set to be a global summer anthem.
A music video is in preparation to promo this epic song!
This will now be released beginning of July 2013
News added: 12/04/2013 17:58
BEF - 'DARK (MUSIC OF QUALITY AND DISTINCTION VOL 3)'
BEF (Martyn Ware's British Electric Foundation project) will release a third edition in their 'Music of Quality & Distinction' series on May 6th via the Wall of Sound label. In common with the previous two albums in the series 'Dark' is described as 'a unique re-working of covers from stars who shine brightly, dimming the lights for personal takes on twisted torch songs' and features an impressive line-up of vocalists including George who delivers 2 stunning performance, Iggy Pops 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' and Lou Reed's 'Make Up', as well as Kim Wilde, Scritti Politti's Green Gartside, Sarah Jane Morris, Andy Bell and Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory among many others.
Kim Wilde - Every Time I See You Go Wild (Stevie Wonder) / Green Gartside - Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time (The Delfonics) / Sarah Jane Morris - Don’t Wanna Know (John Martyn) / Kate Jackson - Picture This (Blondie) / Andy Bell - Breathing (Kate Bush) / Glenn Gregory - It Was A Very Good Year / Boy George - I Wanna Be Your Dog (Iggy Pop) / David J Roch - Same Love (Bill Withers) / Shingai Shoniwa - God Only Knows (The Beach Boys) / Boy George - Make Up (Lou Reed) / Polly Scattergood - The Look Of Love (Dusty Springfield) / Glenn Gregory - Party Fears Two (The Associates) / Billie Godfrey - Smalltown Boy (Bronski Beat) / Max Pokrovsky - The Day Before You Came (ABBA) / Kelly Barnes - Copilot To Pilot (Teena Marie)
Release Date: 27 May 2013
at The V&A
George will be appearing at The V&A museum in London on Tues 9 April to give a special talk on Bowie's style and the influence and impact it had on him and the New Romantic movement of the early 80's.
He will be in conversation with writer Paul Gorman.
This hour-long evening talk will be from 18:30-19:30 in the Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, and forms part of The V&A's 'Bowie' exhibition, which is currently running at the museum.
Tickets are £9 (£6 concessions) and can be bought from The V&A or by clicking here!
MAURO DIRAGO -
KING OF KINGS
"King Of Kings" is the new EP single by Italian singer Mauro Dirago, written by Boy George and Rob Davis.
Released: 26 November 2012
01. King Of Kings (Original Mix)
02. King Of Kings (Kinky Roland & A Boy Called George Remix)
03. King Of Kings (Kinky Roland & A Boy Called George Dub)
04. King Of Kings (Acoustic Version)
This is a double CD compilation of Culture Club's best songs and remixes, released by EMI Germany.
30 mostly digitally remastered tracks, covering all 5 Culture Club albums, make this compilation one of the best out there, and would appeal to collection completists and newbys to Culture Club's music alike.
01. Karma Chameleon
02. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
03. Church Of The Poison Mind
04. Miss Me Blind
05. Mystery Boy (Suntory Hot Whiskey Song)
06. I'll Tumble 4 Ya
07. The War Song
08. White Boys Can't Control It
09. Mister Man
10. Move Away
11. Man Shake
12. Love Is Cold (You Were Never No Good)
13. Boy Boy (I'm The Boy)
14. From Luxury To Heartache (It's All Her Fault Mix)
15. Karma Chameleon (Ledge Music Electro 80's Mix)
16. Time (Clock Of The Heart)
17. Mistake Number 3
19. Love Is Love
20. I Just Wanna Be Loved
21. Black Money
22. It's A Miracle
23. The Dream
24. The Medal Song
25. Changing Every Day
26. The Dive
28. Murder Rap Trap (Feat. Captain Crucial)
29. God Thank You Woman (Extended Version)
30. I'm Afraid Of Me (Remix)
Released 22nd November 2012
BEST BANDS OF
This complilation has been released by EMI under many titles and in many countrys, but for the Culture Club/Boy George completist here it is again! Released this time by EMI Mexico.
01. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
02. White Boy (Dance Mix)
03. Church of the Poison Mind
04. Changing Every Day
05. The War Song
06. I'm Afraid of Me (Remix)
07. It's A Miracle
08. The Dream
09. Time (Clock of the Heart)
10. The Dive
12. I'll Tumble 4 Ya
13. Miss Me Blind
14. Mistake Number 3
15. The Medal Song
16. Karma Chameleon
Released 9th October 2012
SIGHT AND SOUND
Yet another Culture Club compilation album is about to be released, this time as part of the 'Sight and Sound' series, which features a double CD/DVD pack of the bands greatest hits.
1. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me (2002 Remaster)
2. White Boy (Dance Mix) 2003 Remaster]
3. Church Of The Poison Mind (2002 Remaster)
4. The War Song (2003 Remaster)
5. I'm Afraid Of Me (Remix) [2003 Remaster]
6. It's A Miracle (2002 Remaster)
7. Time (Clock Of The Heart) [2002 Remaster]
8. Victims (2002 Remaster)
9. I'll Tumble 4 Ya (2002 Remaster)
10. Miss Me Blind (2002 Remaster)
11. The Medal Song (2003 Remaster)
12. Karma Chameleon (2002 Remaster)
13. I Just Wanna Be Loved
14. Mistake Number 3 (2002 Remaster)
15. Love Is Love (2002 Remaster)
1. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (2004 Remaster)
2. Time (Clock Of The Heart) (2004 Remaster)
3. I'll Tumble 4 Ya (2004 Remaster)
4. Church Of The Poison Mind (2004 Remaster)
5. Karma Chameleon
6. Victims (2004 Remaster)
7. It's A Miracle (2004 Remaster)
8. Miss Me Blind (2004 Remaster)
9. The War Song (2004 Remaster)
10. The Medal Song (2004 Remaster)
Release date: 27 Aug 2012
DJ and producering duo Blank & Jones are to release a Culture Club compilation as part of the So80s remix packages.
The release will feature two news remixes of Culture Club songs by Blank & Jones and extended remixes of some Culture Club classics.
It will be released on CD and digital download on 30 March 2012.
01. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
(Blank & Jones so8os Extended Reconstruction) 5:09
02. White Boy (Extended Mix) 6:52
03. Miss Me Blind (Extended Mix) 7:25
04. Karma Chameleon (Full Length Version) 4:14
05. The Medal Song (Extended Mix) 6:26
06. I'll Tumble 4 Ya (US Remix) 4:40
07. The War Song (Ultimate Dance Mix) 6:21
08. Church Of The Poison Mind (Full Length Version) 3:34
09. Move Away (Extended Version) 7:28
10. God Thank you Woman (Extended Version) 7:05
11. From Luxury To Heartache (Extended Version) 5:59
12. I'm Afraid Of Me (Extended Mix) 7:23
13. Time (Blank & Jones so8os Extended Reconstruction) 4:52
10 GREAT SONGS
For the completist collector (or for anyone new coming to Culture Club's music for the first time) is this new low priced CD collection featuring 10 of Culture Clubs greatest hits, including remasters and live tracks.
1. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (2002 Remaster)
2. Karma Chameleon (Live)
3. Church Of The Poison Mind (Live)
4. Miss Me Blind (2002 - Remaster)
5. It's A Miracle (2002 - Remaster)
6. Time (Clock Of The Heart) [2002 - Remaster]
7. I'll Tumble 4 Ya (US 12'' Remix)
8. Mistake Number 3 (2002 Digital Remaster)
9. The War Song (2003 - Remaster)
10. Move Away
News added: 20/03/2012 23:06
AM I LOSING CONTROL?
(ONE WE MISSED!)
George was featured on folk singer Liam O'Connor's 2010 album 'Tico Mystico', singing George's own track 'Am I Losing Control'.
We lost control for a while and failed to let you know about this one! Sorry :)
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