It’s been 30 years since Boy George and Culture Club played in Israel. Now the 80s band is returning to Tel Aviv, a little less relevant, but no less excited.
The one-night performance November 7 at Mivtachim Arena is part of the band’s recent reunion tour that includes original band members Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss, said promoter Carmi Wurtman of 2B Vibes.
“Our gig in Tel Aviv in the 80s was one of our most memorable and we are so looking forward to returning to Israel,” stated the band.
Tickets are on sale at Eventim, starting at NIS 229.
The band formed in 1981, selling more than 50 million albums worldwide, with hits such as “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “I Just Wanna Be Loved,” and “Karma Chameleon.”
In the video for “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” George wears a shirt reading “Tarbut Aguda” in Hebrew, which translates poorly to Culture Club.
Their work as a band came to an end in 1986 after George and Moss, the Jewish drummer, had been romantically involved and broke up. It was around that time that George admitted he had drug addiction problems.
Moss and George’s relationship, as well as other facets of Boy George and Culture Club, were featured in “Worried About the Boy,” a BBC2 feature film.
The band tried reuniting several times and in 2014, launched a world tour and began work on a new album, “Tribes,” which still hasn’t been completed.
George recently signed a new record deal with BMG, his first major label signing in nearly 30 years, and his first project will be a solo cover album, according to his website.