Friday, August 19, 2016

Boy George and Culture Club Deliver a Heavy Dose of Nostalgia at Strathmore, September 11

Culture Club visits Strathmore, September 11th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Presents Culture Club

'80s sensation comes to Music Center on most extensive tour in over a decade

Known for dominating charts worldwide with the classic hits “Karma Chameleon,” “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me,” “Miss Me Blind,” and more, beloved ’80s band Culture Club with flamboyant frontman Boy George comes to the Music Center at Strathmore on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 8 PM. The band is currently on the road for their most extensive tour in over a decade, spanning 40 cities throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Asia. Fans can also take advantage of a pre-show meet and greet opportunity with the band, available with ticket purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

As the first major multiracial band with an openly gay frontman, Culture Club has broken tremendous ground since its 1982 debut. It was the first band since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in the United States from a debut album and was named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of 500 songs that shaped rock ’n’ roll with “Time (Clock for the Heart.)” At the zenith of its popularity Culture Club dominated the charts in over a dozen countries, with multiplatinum albums and more than 50 million albums sold worldwide to date. In 2014, Culture Club reunited to create new music for its forthcoming release, Tribes.

In 1982, the band released the defining album Kissing to Be Clever, which yielded the massive breakthrough hit “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me,” as well as “Time (Clock Of The Heart)” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” followed by Colour by Numbers in 1983 which featured the irresistible “Karma Chameleon.”

The band earned many accolades for its breakout success. In 1984, Culture Club won the Brit Award for Best British Group, the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and Best British Single (“Karma Chameleon.”) In that same period they were also nominated for the Grammy Award for Pop Vocal by Group or Duo, a Canadian Juno Award for International Album of the Year, and an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist. 

The band’s infectious recordings were made all the more irresistible by frontman Boy George, whose cross-dressing, heavy make-up, and biting wit created an image which was completely unique on the pop scene. 

Strathmore Presents
Culture Club

Sunday, September 11, 2016
8:00 PM

Tickets $65-$165

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 250-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts, the Artist in Residence and Strathmore Summer Intensive programs, and its Spring Break @ Strathmore camp.