Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Boy George comes to Novi Sad
Belgrade/Novi Sad, June 16. 2010. (Serbia Today) - Boy George, the famous British musician, is to hold a show at Novi Sad’s Strand beach on 3 July, as a prelude to the big Exit Festival. The controversial singer and former member of the 1980s band Culture Club will appear before the Novi Sad fans as a DJ, which has been his form of musical expression over the past years. Boy George reached heights with Culture Club in early 1980s, when their hit songs such as Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?, Karma Chameleon and It’s a Miracle took the pop charts by storm in both the UK and the USA. He began his solo career in 1986, inspired by the likes of David Bowie and Iggy Pop, and is now both into song-writing and playing music in clubs as a DJ. Boy George has had many private and professional ups and downs, owing to his bohemian lifestyle early in the career, as well as issues with drug abuse. Away from music, he launched his own clothes line called B-Rude a few years ago, which had its promotion in London, New York and Moscow. Also, he attempted to revive his career with Culture Club in 1998, but the band’s reunion never lasted. “Just a little more time, because in 2011 it will be our birthday, so we have to mark the occasion somehow. We may go on a tour. We’ll see what we do, and I can’t say anything with certainty,” Boy George said for BBC.