The reunited original lineup of Culture Club have been forced to cancel all of their upcoming U.K. and North American tour dates, after doctors discovered a polyp in singer Boy George's throat. The canceled dates include a scheduled stop at the Shrine Auditorium next Wednesday, November 19. Tickets refunds will be available at point of purchase.
The tour was to be the band's first with Boy George in 14 years.
According to a statement from the band, Boy George is under doctor's orders not to sing and may require surgery. "We are hoping we can reschedule the concerts for next year, and hopefully George's problem will be resolved," read the statement in part.
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The band is due to release a new album, Tribes, in early 2015. It's their first album of new material since 1999's Don't Mind If I Do and can pre-ordered via PledgeMusic.