Legendary artist Boy George has confirmed today that he will be embarking on an 8 date North American tour this April in continual support of his brand new studio full-length “This Is What I Do.” This highly anticipated tour will commence on the east coast at Philadelphia’s “Theater of the Living Arts,” and will make stops in Boston, Washington, DC, New York, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Accompanied by his 9-piece band, which includes a brass section and backing vocalists, the man known for hits like, “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” will be performing songs from his new album “This Is What I Do,” which is set for release in the U.S on March 25. The album was written by George and longtime writing partners John Themis, Kevan Frost and Richie Stevens (Soul II Soul, Tina Turner, Culture Club).
Richie Stevens produced the record at London’s Cowshed Studios and was mixed by Dave Bascombe (Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Doves). “I wanted to make a baggy album, not overproduced, and I think I have achieved it. I was listening to things like “Beast Of Burden” by The Stones, and I had my head most definitely in the 70’s… I was also writing from a happy place. This time, no ex-lovers to get revenge on. For me “Bigger Than War” sums up the tone,” says George.