As I recently learned there is New Kids on the Block reunion tour; however, one group you will probably not be seeing soon is Culture Club, that wonderfully odd 1980s pop group led by the ultra-colorful, ultra-fruity George O’Dowd (more commonly referred to as Boy George). Boy was planning a 30-day United States tour to begin on July 10 (thank goodness, no unwanted surprises). However, he was denied a visa due to charges that accused him of “falsely imprisoning a Norwegian male escort”. Please tell me how it would not be false to imprison another person. Although he plead not guilty to the charges, the US government still denied the cross-dressing performer the visa.
Culture Club enjoyed their (what now seems much too long) 15 minutes of fame with songs such as Karma Chameleon. I think there were a few other successful songs but obviously less familiar. Yet another group that seemed good when you were about 10 years old that make you shake your head and wonder why.
Has he not been in trouble with the law before. If memory serves, he was sentenced to community service a few years ago and seen picking up garbage? I do recall the Broadway musical Taboo that he wrote the lyrics to and Rosie O’Donnell financed a few years ago that lasted entirely too long. A good suggestion for any theatre group.
I suppose if you live across the Atlantic, you could catch Mr. George on his United Kingdom tour.