❚ NOBODY HAS YET SAID whether we can expect to hear a track from Culture Club’s new album at this Saturday’s live concert on BBC1. The newly reformed 80s supergroup kick off their comeback among a dozen acts giving a spectacular two-hour concert, Live at Edinburgh Castle, before 8,000 people ahead of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The One Show’s Alex Jones will present a line-up of international acts, including Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, Culture Club, Smokey Robinson, Rizzle Kicks, Paloma Faith, Katherine Jenkins, Il Divo, One Republic, Alfie Boe, Ella Henderson, Pumeza and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – plus comedy from Bill Bailey.
This will be the first time the original members of Culture Club have performed together in 15 years. They are Boy George (lead vocals), Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). Time for three numbers is allotted, but not a dickybird yet has leaked out about what the band will play. The past couple of months have been spent in the studio rehearsing new tunes for their 11-date tour with Alison Moyet in December.
➢ Live at Edinburgh Castle starts at 8.30pm Saturday
➢ Buy tickets for Live at Edinburgh Castle, starting
at 7pm Saturday
➢ Previously at Shapersofthe80s: The Culture Club comeback begins
➢ Tickets are still available for Culture Club’s UK tour, December 1–15
➢ 11 Aug update: The newly reunited Culture Club will be broadcasting with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra on BBC Radio 2 at 7.30pm from Salford’s MediaCityUK