Boy George’s Culture Club to Perform in Tel Aviv in November

Iconic 1980s pop group best known for hits ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?’ and ‘Karma Chameleon’

Boy George performing in Tel Aviv in 2011.
Boy George performing in Tel Aviv in 2011. Daniel Tchetchik

Boy George’s Culture Club, the British pop group with a series of hits in the 1980s, will be performing in Tel Aviv on November 7.

The group will be playing the city’s 10,000-seater Yad Eliahu Arena.

The singer, whose real name is George O’Dowd, was a huge pop star in the 1980s, best known for his androgynous look, heavy makeup and tabloid-friendly quotes.

Culture Club was initially together between 1981 and 1986, later reforming several times – first between 1998 and 2002, and again in 2011.

The group, which won the Grammy for best new artist in 1984, has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.

It enjoyed seven Top 10 hits in the United Kingdom, including “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?,” Karma Chameleon,” “It’s a Miracle” and “Church of the Poison Mind.”

Culture Club previously performed in Israel in 1985.

In the past few decades, Boy George reinvented himself as a deejay and also a TV celebrity on “The Voice” in both Britain and Australia. He performed a DJ set at a huge party at Ronit Farm, north of Tel Aviv, in 2010, returning a year later as guest of producer Mark Ronson at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds. Tickets for Culture Club’s November gig cost 230 shekels ($64).