Legendary artist Boy George has confirmed today that he will be embarking on an 8-date North American tour this April in continual support of his brand new studio full-length This Is What I Do.
This highly anticipated tour will commence on the east coast at Philadelphia’s Theater of the Living Arts, and will make stops in Boston, Washington, DC, New York, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Accompanied by his 9-piece band, which includes a brass section, backing vocalists and a full live band, Boy George will be performing songs from his critically acclaimed album This Is What I Do, which is set for release in the U.S on March 25.
The first single from his current album is titled "King of Everything" and is available now on iTunes and Spotify. Watch the video here.
This Is What I Do was written by George and longtime writing partners John Themis, Kevan Frost and Richie Stevens (Soul II Soul, Tina Turner, Culture Club). Richie Stevens produced the record at London’s Cowshed Studios and was mixed by Dave Bascombe (Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Doves).
The album features collaborations with the legendary producer Youth (Siouxsie & the Banchees, Primal Scream, The Orb, U2, Depeche Mode), as well as a string of stellar guest musicians including DJ Yoda, Kitty Durham (Kitty Daisy & Lewis), Ally McErlaine (Texas / Red Sky July), MC Spee (Dreadzone) and Nizar Al Issa.
“I wanted to make a baggy album, not overproduced, and I think I have achieved it. I was listening to things like Beast Of Burden by The Stones, and I had my head most definitely in the 70's... I was also writing from a happy place. This time, no ex-lovers to get revenge on. For me "Bigger Than War" sums up the tone,” says George of This Is What I Do.
An exclusive Deluxe Edition of This Is What I Do will be released on George’s own imprint Very Me Records via Kobalt Label Services and will be available in all physical retail, digital download and streaming services from 03/25.
Tickets for his April 28 show at the Fillmore go on sale THIS Sunday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at the Fillmore box office from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Sunday only).