Singer Boy George reunited with his fellow bandmates from Culture Club and began the first leg of their tour in Adelaide, Australia on Monday.
Their concert at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre was their first get-together in 15 years. They delighted their long-time fans by performing several of their greatest hits including “Karma Chameleon,” “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” and “Miss Me Blind.”
“I was channeling Brooke Shields that day,” a chatty George quipped about his last visit in the city in front of the fans in attendance, according to News.com.au.
George was accompanied on stage by a total of 13 musicians, which include his fellow founding members Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss, playing brass, percussion and guest vocals.
The popular 80s British music group originally announced that they would only play at venues in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, leaving out the South Australian capital as well as Hobart and Darwin.
However, the band managed to ensure that they would be able to perform in Adelaide after thousands of disappointed fans expressed their sadness on social media and made a public petition, according to the Daily Mail.
The group last toured the country back in 2001, and reports have surfaced that the trip would have been the last time they would tour Down Under.
The group first gained popularity in 1982 when they released their hit single “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me,” a track that earned them a Grammy Award for Best New Artist the following year.
The success was followed up with another smash hit “Karma Chameleon,” which came from their second album. The track sold more than 1.5 million copies, making it the most successful hit of the band to date.
The band went on to release three additional albums in the succeeding years, selling a total of 50 million records around the world. They took on Bob Geldof as their singer in 1984, but his cocaine addiction affected the band massively, forcing them to go their separate ways.