Oh boy! George is back with a bang

Boy George.

Boy George.

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As the androgynous lead singer of classic New Romantic group Culture Club, George Alan O’Dowd – better known as Boy George – first shot to fame in the 1980s.

With a career spanning over 30 years and continued success as a solo artist, he has sold over 150 million records with top 10 hits in every country.

Boy George is also a respected house DJ, playing for 20 years, and continues to DJ successfully in clubs around the globe.

However it is his new album that reinforces his first true love – writing and singing.

His first new studio album of original material in almost two decades, This Is What I Do will be released later this year.

And a new song featuring George was released last week under the artist name Dharma Protocol.

“I don’t know who I used to be but everyday I’m feeling more like me,” George sings on Coming Home.

The lyrics, written by George, describe his journey into sobriety and how he has found true happiness, probably for the first time in his life – he has struggled with drug addiction in the past.

Coming Home is about returning to who you really are as a person,” George said.

“Some people grow further away from themselves as they get older, while others like me becoming who they are meant to be.

“Right now I feel very comfortable in my skin.

“The music I’m making is a reflection of how I feel, which is super positive and focused.”

Boy George is at City Varieties Music Hall, Swan Street, Leeds, on Wednesday November 6.

Tickets are £26 and are on sale now/

Book online at cityvarieties.co.uk or call thebox office on 0113 243 08 08.