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Culture Club reuniting

Boy George - aka George O'Dowd - has announced that his former band Culture Club are set to reunite next year.The British singer-songwriter is returning to the '80s pop group in time for their 30th anniversary.

 O'Dowd said, "We're definitely doing it, yeah, yeah, in 2012. Our D-Day is April 30, which is the same day as our first ever single release, 'White Boy', and yeah, we're doing it, it's going to be great fun."

He added, "If we don't do it now we'll do it when we're 60, which will be really tragic. In fact, when I do this tour next year I will be 50 officially, because I'm 50 on the 14th of June, in eight months' time!"

Culture Club formed in 1981 and have had nine UK Top 10 singles, most notably, "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me", which was No.1 for three weeks in the UK in 1982.

The band split in 1986, before reforming between 1998 and 2002.

In December of 2009, O'Dowd had a successful run of concerts at the Leicester Square Theatre in London's West End.

Watch Culture Club performing their chart-topping hit "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" below :