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Boy George releases first artist album in ten years!

The following is a shameless regurgitatum of a press release. The gist is that Boy George has released a new album- Ordinary Alien- in an attempt to prove that he still has it.

Mr. George is widely loved for his music in the 80s- I myself am a fan- and for his satire on television in the years since. He has never quite left the music industry and now he’s putting his stamp back on it once more. Early indications of the album are good- an up to date and energetic offering. I will update when I hear more.


Today, pop icon Boy George releases his first artist album in almost ten years. Following a non-stop, sell-out European tour with ‘Night Of The Proms’ in 2010 where George performed to over 15,000 fans a night; one of the World’s most recognizable figures is officially back on mainstream music’s radar for good.

‘Ordinary Alien’ is an accomplished collection of tracks featuring Boy George & Kinky Roland’s faultless mod-pop production. As songwriters and all-round creative entities, Boy George and Kinky Roland have worked closely over the past fifteen years and Ordinary Alien is born out of this relationship – the pair are renowned for their seemingly never-ending surplus of quality material.

If Boy George isn’t writing then he is simply not Boy George – moving into 2011 and in light of this huge body of work, Boy George is determined to be recognized as the talented musician he is. Ordinary Alien is the rise of George again – releasing fresh music to the World and chipping away at his craft as a writer, a singer, and a successful producer. Boy George has been working closely with Decode Records – first releasing ‘Amazing Grace’ in March 2010, moving onto working with Decode on the launch of his own label. After spending years working with majors, George is happier working with an independent label as it gives infinite scope for personal creativity.

Originating from Berlin, Kinky Roland has been producing top selling tracks and remixes with some of the biggest names in Dance Music – Bananarama, S’Express with Mark Moore, Roland Sebastian Faber (Aube records), Mini Legend, Starcluster (with Keen K on Aube Records), Marc Almond, Jonny Slut, Glen Gregory, Fran, Princess Julia, Gene Serene, John Taylor; and of course Boy George.

Boy George first shot to international stardom in the 1980s as the front man of one of the UK’s biggest exports – Culture Club, who are re-uniting in 2012 for a Word tour to celebrate the group’s 30th Anniversary. He has sold over 50 million albums and has had top 10 hits in every country. Singer, actor, DJ, artist, photographer, fashion designer, he has constantly reinvented himself and remains today one of the world’s most recognizable, iconic figures. Having recently recorded a track for Mark Ronson’s album ‘The Business International’, George and Mark continue to work together and are both appearing at The Roundhouse on February 16th 2011.

Boy George ‘Ordinary Alien’ is released on 31st Jan 2011 in HMV and through iTunes –




Revoker Announce Co-Headline Tour With Holy Grail after supporting Rob Zombie


2011 is shaping up to be a good year for Welsh metal quartet REVOKER. The band have just put the finishing touches on their debut album with producer Benji Webbe (Skindred), set for release in May, and graced the “2011 Hotlists” of Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, and Rock Sound. Now it’s time to hit the road!

 REVOKER are pleased to announce a string of co-headline dates for March, together with Prosthetic Records metalheads HOLY GRAIL. The two bands will alternate closing the shows. Both will also perform at the Hammerfest in Prestatyn. Support for the co-headline dates comes from Jagermeister UK band G.U. Medicine. All nights are age 14+.

 Tickets are on sale now – buy online / box office telephone numbers are detailed below. The tour will lay waste to the following towns:

Wed 16 Mar – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 3 ( 0844 477 2000)
Thu 17 Mar – CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach ( 0871 230 2360)
Fri 18 Mar – PRESTATYN Hammerfest (
Sat 19 Mar – COVENTRY Kasbah ( 0247 655 4473)
Sun 20 Mar – MANCHESTER Roadhouse (  0871 230 5576)
Mon 21 Mar – SHEFFIELD Corporation ( 0114 276 0262)
Tue 22 Mar – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2 ( 0844 477 2000)
Wed 23 Mar – GLASGOW King Tuts ( 0844 499 9990)
Thu 24 Mar – LEEDS Cockpit 3 ( 0113 245 4650)
Fri 25 Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City Basement ( 0845 413 4444)
Sat 26 Mar – OXFORD Academy 2 ( 0844 477 2000)
Sun 27 Mar – SOUTHAMPTON Joiners ( 0238 063 2601)
Mon 28 Mar – LONDON Barfly ( 0871 230 5576)

REVOKER will also be tearing up stages earlier in February, supporting the legendary ROB ZOMBIE on his first UK tour in 12 years. All dates are sold out.

Following this (Revoker + support) warm-up gig….

Sat 12th Feb – BRIDGEND Hobos (

….the band will be opening the ‘Zombie stage each night at:

Wed 16 Feb – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)

Thu 17 Feb – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo (SOLD OUT)

Fri 18 Feb – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

Sun 20 Feb – GLASGOW O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

Mon 21t Feb – LEEDS O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

Tue 22 Feb – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

You can read an interview REVOKER’S engaging frontman Jamie Mathias did with BBC Wales online at: