Boy George Plots Summer Tour of North America

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by Larry Fitzmaurice

Who? Culture Club-fronting, "Karma Chameleon"-singing, not-exactly-law-abiding singer Boy George, who is known as much for his gorgeous voice as he is for his garish style.

What? A 25-date tour beginning in Aspen, CO July 10. From there, George will stop into Las Vegas and California, including a two-date residency at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre. Next, the tour skips north of the border for a handful of dates, runs along America's East Coast, and finally concludes with three shows in the Lone Star State.

Should I go? Why not? You're bound to hear songs you recognize, as Boy George and Culture Club sold over 100 million singles and 50 million full-length albums in their 1980s heyday. Plus, George's voice is truly one of a kind in its timbre, as exhibited by his stunning guest spot on Antony and the Johnsons' "You Are My Sister." Did we mention that he hasn't performed in North America in a decade? Go for the hits, and stay for his rich vocal stylings.

Boy George tour dates:

7/10, Aspen, CO (Belly Up)
7/11, Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)?
7/12, San Diego, CA (Concerts In The Park)?
7/13, Anaheim, CA (The Grove Of Anaheim)?
7/15, Los Angeles, CA (El Rey Theatre)?
7/16, Los Angeles, CA (El Rey Theatre)
7/18, San Francisco, CA (Regency Center - Grand Ballroom)?
7/21, Vancouver, British Columbia (The Commodore Ballroom)?
7/22, Calgary, Alberta (Flames Central)
7/23, Edmonton, Alberta (Edmonton Events Centre)
7/25, Pompano Beach, FL (Club Cinema)?
7/26, Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Hotel Orlando)?
7/27, St. Petersburg, FL (Jannus Landing)
7/29, N. Myrtle Beach, SC (House of Blues)
7/30, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)?
8/1, Glenside, PA (Keswick Theatre)?
8/3, Atlantic City, NJ (House of Blues)?
8/5, Westbury, NY (Theatre at Westbury)
8/7, Chicago, IL (House of Blues)
8/10, Toronto, Ontario (Kool Haus)?
8/12, Montreal, Quebec (Metropolis)
8/14, New York, NY (Terminal 5)?
8/21, Austin, TX (Stubb's BBQ)?
8/22, Houston, TX (Verizon Wireless Theater)
8/23, Dallas, TX (House of Blues)

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