Culture Club will return to Australia for a national greatest hits tour this September, featuring special guests 80’s synth pop group, Berlin.
The Culture Club Greatest Hits Tour kicks off at Perth’s RAC Arena on 5 September, then heads to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on 8 September, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on 9 September, Adelaide Entertainment Centre on 11 September and concludes at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on 14 September. Telstra Presale commencing at 10am (local time) on Monday 17 April with the general public on-sale at 10am (local time) on Friday 21 April.
Multiple past sell out tours cemented Australia’s love affair with the celebrated 80’s pop band. They’re led by superstar frontman, Boy George, who endeared himself to new Australian audiences as coach on The Voice in 2017.
Culture Club Australian tour
- Tuesday 5th September: RAC Arena, Perth
- Friday 8th September: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
- Saturday 9th September: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
- Monday 11th September: Adelaide Entertainment Centre
- Thursday 14th September: Brisbane Entertainment Centre
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Culture Club has been selling out arenas since the 1980s, with their debut album Kissing To Be Clever selling over 50 million copies worldwide, including Top 10 hits Karma Chameleon, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, and Time (Clock of the Heart). Their second album Colour By Numbers sold over 10 million albums and shot to triple platinum in the UK and quadruple platinum in the US. It currently sits at number 96 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the 80s. The adulation from around the world and soaring record sales saw Culture Club explode on a global level.
Fast forward to the 2020s and they’re joined by a bigger lineup, which has added another element of sound to their live shows.
Meanwhile, Berlin are recognised as an American progenitor of electro-pop. The Los Angeles-based band made its first national impression with the provocative single Sex (I’m A…) from the platinum-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. The Metro and No More Words were also chart toppers, but it was Take My Breath Away that took the band to another level. The ballad’s defining role in the Tom Cruise film, Top Gun, helped solidify Berlin’s everlasting place in pop culture. The song was a #1 international hit and received both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1986.
Says Terri Nunn, “We are OVER THE MOON to be joining Culture Club on this tour! We absolutely love Australia and its amazing people. Can’t wait to see you!”
Tickets on sale through Ticketek for all shows on Friday 21st April at 10.00am (local time) here.