Culture Club-photo credit Dean StockingsCulture Club Performing at Musikfest Aug. 8 as Part of First Tour in Over 14 Years

GRAMMY winners Culture Club, on their first tour in more than 14 years, will headline Musikfest when they perform at the festival’s Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza Aug. 8, 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $59-$79 and go on sale starting March 31, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and April 3, 10 a.m., to the public at and 610-332-3378.

Winners of a 1984 GRAMMY Award for Best New Artist, Culture Club had a string of Top 10 hits in the 1980s starting with international smash “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.” Led by their charismatic lead singer, Boy George, the group became one of the most popular acts of the decade, with hits such as  “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” “It’s a Miracle,” “Time (Clock of the Heart)” and “Karma Chameleon.” Later this year, the band will release “Tribes,” its first new album since 1999’s “Don’t Mind If I Do,” which featured the hit “I Just Wanna Be Loved.”

The Culture Club show is sponsored by B.Braun/Aesculap and ServiceMaster by Round the Clock Cleaning, along with media partners The Express-Times powering and 100.7 WLEV.

Musikfest, one of the largest music festivals in the nation, is set for Aug. 7-16 in Bethlehem, Pa., with more than 500 performances taking place on 14 stages over 10 days. Other artists confirmed for the festival’s Sands Steel Stage this year include REBA Aug. 11, ZZ Top Aug. 12, Darius Rucker Aug. 14 and Alice in Chains Aug. 16. Tickets for all of these shows are on sale now at and 610-332-3378.

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