Boy George and Culture Club Reunite After 16 Years!

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 6:00 PM PDT, July 02, 2015
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Culture Club is back together!

It's been 16 years since they put out new music, but 54-year-old singer-songwriter Boy George is back together with the English band he helped form in 1981.

Known for their hit "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?," the Culture Club broke up in 1986 and got back together in 1998. Their last album, Don't Mind If I Do, was released in 1999.

Now they're channeling the '80s nostalgia and getting their fans back together with a new album and tour in July.

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"For me it was all connected to kind of getting my house in order, being sober, kind of wanting to address some things that had some loose ends," Boy George told ET back in November. "I would say that it was all connected to my sanity."

Added Mikey Craig: "Sobriety played a big part."

"The fact that we're all here and sitting together is a miracle in itself. The fact we made an album is absolutely beyond," Roy Hay told ET. But Boy George did not agree. "I disagree. We never really fell out," he said.

And they have not missed a beat! The group performed on the Today Show on Thursday and gave a glimpse of what fans can expect as they're about to kick off their tour in Vancouver on July 17.

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Over time, Boy George acknowledged that the audience has evolved. "When people have said 'Who's your audience?" I'm like 'Everyone.' It literally can be young kids, to very old ladies, you know mums," he said. "It used to be a lot of girls back in the day, and now we seem to get a lot more guys now."

Culture Club's new album Tribes is expected to come out in early 2016.

Check out the video above to see more on the reunion of Culture Club.