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Wilson Center to host Boy George & Culture Club later this year

’80s pop sensation Boy George and the Culture Club will take the stage at the Wilson Center later this year. (Courtesy photo) 

WILMINGTON — An ’80s pop sensation will take the stage at the Wilson Center later this year. 

The U.K. new wave import Culture Club and its frontman Boy George are slated to hit the stage on Sept. 13 with tickets going on sale to the general public this Friday.

The singers of radio hits like “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” made themselves into pop icons when they began their rise in 1982. 

Since then, the band has made a major impact, not only in music but also in fashion and art. 

Boy George & Culture Club picked up the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1984 and sent nine singles to the Top 10 hits chart. They were the first band since The Beatles to have three Top 10 hits in America from a debut album, and the first group in music history to have a Diamond-certified album in Canada. The band has sold 100 million singles and 50 million albums worldwide.

“Culture Club is without a doubt a legend in its time, with front-man Boy George recognized as one of the first true, unapologetic innovators in the music and fashion world — and they are clearly back to stay,” the Wilson Center said in a press release. 

Tickets can be purchased starting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Wilson Center’s website or by contacting the box office, (910) 362-7999. They start at $59.

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