Boy George and Culture Club not opening for Rod Stewart at Edinburgh Castle, despite 80s band’s website post
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Boy George and Culture Club fans were left confused after the Eighties pop group announced they were the support act for Sir Rod Stewart’s summer gigs in Edinburgh via their official website.
The Evening News understands that Culture Club will not be opening for the legendary crooner at Edinburgh Castle on July 6 and 7, although the group will be supporting the singer at some of his other UK dates.
It comes days after it was announced Culture Club, best known for hits such as Do You Really Want To Hurt Me and Karma Chameleon, will pay founding band member Jon Moss £1.75 million following a court dispute.
Sir Rod’s Edinburgh gigs will be his first gigs in the Scottish capital in 13 years and are part of his 2023 Global Hits Tour.
The singeer, whose Edinburgh-born father was a plumber from Leith, is set to pack his setlsit with show-stopping classics and fan favourites from across his impressive career.
Speaking ahead of the gig, he said: “My favourite memories have been summer nights with a beer or two alongside the best fans in the world.
“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.”
Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster.co.uk.
With his distinctive raspy singing voice, iconic blond spiky hairstyle and commanding stage presence, Sir Rod has entertained countless fans across the world and become one of the best-selling artists with hits like Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? and Baby Jane.
Best known as a solo artist, Sir Rod spent his early career fronting a host of bands.
Most famous among these were The Faces, but he also performed with Long John Baldry and his Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket and the Jeff Beck Group.
He went on to enjoy vast success, producing more than 30 studio albums, with just as many tours to boot – including a Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace which has been running since 2011.