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Culture Club Postpones Reunion Tour

Culture Club announced they are postponing a reunion tour, days after criticizing former frontman Boy George.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Culture Club announced they are postponing a reunion tour, days after criticizing former frontman Boy George.

Three founding members of the '80s pop band _ drummer Jon Moss, bassist Mikey Craig and keyboard player Phil Pickett _ had been due to start a British tour Dec. 7 with new singer Sam Butcher replacing George.

A statement issued Wednesday by Culture Club's manager, Tony Gordon, said the tour was being postponed until next year so the band could finish recording tracks for a new album.

No new dates were announced.

The band said recording was "taking longer than we planned, but we feel it's the right decision."

Band members said they wanted to begin the tour "with the release of a hit comparable to our worldwide hits `Karma Chameleon' and `Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.'"

Moss and Craig told The Associated Press last week that they were fed up with criticism from Boy George, who declined to join the reunion tour and declared new singer Butcher was "dreadful."

"The only person George loves is George," Moss told the AP. "He's like a nightmare ex-wife," Moss said.

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