Rod Stewart has announced Boy George & Culture Club will join him as special guest for his forthcoming summer UK shows. Kicking off at Home Park Stadium in Plymouth on Saturday June 24th and culminating with two unmissable shows at Edinburgh Castle on July 6th and 7th, the UK Summer Tour dates come as part of his Global Hits Tour.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be sharing the stage with my dear old friend, Boy George,” Rod said. “Let’s misbehave!”
‘I’m a massive Rod Stewart fan. I have been since I was a teenager. I love his voice and he’s always been very charming to me,” Boy George said of joining the run of dates. “In 1974 when I was 13 years old I bunked in for free to see Rod Stewart and The Faces at Lewisham Odeon, so I love that I am now able to support him on tour.”
Rod’s 2023 shows are set to be filled with show-stopping classics and fan favourites from across his impressive career. “My favourite memories have been summer nights with a beer or two alongside the best fans in the world,” Rod said of the run of dates. “I’m impatiently awaiting this summer playing at a variety of special venues – football, cricket and rugby stadiums, estates and castles! We’ll all be dancing under the stars.”
Rod Stewart has had it all. He’s been lauded as the finest singer of his generation; he’s written several songs that turned into modern standards; earned countless of the industry’s highest awards, among them, two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting, New York Times bestselling author, Grammy™ Living Legend, and in 2016 he officially became ‘Sir Rod Stewart’ after being knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and charity.
Boy George and Culture Club started 2023 with three sensational Las Vegas dates marking the 40th anniversary of the release of their biggest album Colour By Numbers, which was live streamed worldwide as a one-off event ‘Boy George & Culture Club: One World, One Love’ and shown in more than 100 cinemas in the UK and Ireland. As well as music, Boy George has been creating art, with a piece of his visual artwork entitled ‘When Things Get Dark Look For The Light Switch’, selling as part of the #ArtForHeroescampaign, where donations exceeded £1millon for the UK’s NHS heroes during the coronavirus pandemic. Boy George continues to work on his music, following the release of solo album This Is What I Dub, Vol.1 in 2020 and Cool Karaoke, Vol.1 in 2021.
Returning home to Edinburgh Castle for the first time in 13 years for two shows, Rod also revisits Plymouth, Durham and Hull for some long overdue shows and will make his first appearances at Northampton and Badminton. His gig at Badminton Estate will be the first time the Estate opens its doors to live events and is set to be a unique and magical evening. Tickets are on-sale now HERE.
VIP Tickets can be purchased via the hospitality partner, Seat Unique, HERE.
Sat 24th Plymouth, Home Park Stadium
Wed 28th Northampton, cinch Stadium
Fri 30th Durham, Seat Unique Riverside
Sun 2nd Bristol, Badminton Estate, Worcester Park
Tues 4th Hull, Sewell Group Craven
Thurs 6th Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle
Fri 7th Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle