Boy George & Culture Club in Manila on June 18

Boy George & Culture Club in Manila on June 18

Due to logistical travel issues beyond their control, the recently announced two-night concert in Manila of 80’s supergroup Culture Club will now just be a “one night only” special event. 

Boy George and Culture Club will be performing for the first time in Manila on June 18 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

For those who’ve purchased tickets to the June 17 show, they can refund their tickets or replace them with tickets for June 18.

As promised, Boy George and the original lineup of Culture Club will give their audience a night of unforgettable music and partying. The group will be performing all their hits like “Karma Chameleon,” “War Is Stupid,”  “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me,” “Miss Me Blind,” “Move Away,” “Love is Love,” and a lot more.

Culture Club’s show in the Philippines is part of a 40-city tour of the iconic group in over 12 years, which includes cities in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Australia and Japan.

Since this is the first time that Boy George and Culture Club (with members Mikey Craig on bass guitar, Roy Hay on guitar and keyboards, and Jon Moss on drums and percussion) will be performing in the Philippines, those who grew up in the 80’s as well as music lovers are excited with the news and can’t wait to see them perform their greatest hits. 

“This is one big party,” says George about the concert.

As the first multi-racial band with an openly gay front man, Culture Club has set many records, including being the first band since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in America from a debut album. 

In the eighties, the band dominated the charts in over a dozen countries, with multi-platinum albums and more than 50 million albums sold worldwide to date. 

In 2014, Culture Club reunited to create new music and has been in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new album Tribes, available now for pre-order, set to be released later this year. The band recently headlined iHeart Radios 2016 “iHeart 80s Party” at The Forum in L.A. to a packed crowd.

To make things more exciting for the Manila leg concert of Culture Club, 100 pieces of Special VIP (SVIP) tickets worth P25,000 each will be on sale. Apart from enjoying the concert, SVIP ticket buyers get a privilege to attend a “meet and greet’ session where they can have their photos with Culture Club on June 16, 3 p.m. at Novotel Manila, Araneta Center. 

They will also receive a double disc of Culture Club’s greatest hits album and a commemorative concert T-shirt. 

Tickets for the “meet and greet” event will be available (cash payment) on June 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., at Greenfield District Central Park’s Kaleidoscope event area, which will have a special Boy George and Culture Club night and sing-and-look alike contest. 

Culture Club Featuring Boy George Live In Manila is a production of Royale Chimes Concerts & Events Inc. Tickets are available at Ticketnet (911-5555) or log on to You can also use your BDO credit and debit card to purchase tickets with a 15-percent discount. 

For more info on the concert and to those who want to join the Boy George Sing and Look-Alike contest, call (0918) 497-2121 and (0906) 418-0786.

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