Boy George and Culture Club bring their iconic pop music show to the Washington State Fair on Sept. 13. COURTESY PHOTO

Boy George and Culture Club bring their iconic pop music show to the Washington State Fair on Sept. 13. COURTESY PHOTO

Flashback to the ’80s: Boy George and Culture Club come to the state fair on Sept. 13

Special guest is Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:16am
  • Life

For the Reporter

Boy George and Culture Club with special guest Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey perform at the Washington State Fair on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Since the band’s inception in 1981 Culture Club has sold more than 50 million records worldwide, led by their classic hits, “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Karma Chameleon,” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya.” The group is fronted by British singer/songwriter Boy George, who is universally recognized as one of music’s most renowned artists. George was presented with the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 for his contribution to the music industry.

For nearly three decades, fans of the Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances from one of the most iconic bands of the eighties. Now The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, with a new band, will be touring and performing the Thompson Twins hits.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21. Visit thefair.com and join the free E-Club for access to the best seats and ticket offers.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23. Prices are listed in the chart below and include fair gate admission. Tickets will be available online or by phone at 888-559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the fair’s box office, 9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street on most Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on site will be charged a $3 per ticket service fee.

Visit thefair.com to see the updated lineup, or register online to receive announcements of pre-sale opportunities before concert tickets go on sale to the public.

The concerts to date are:

Date, performance, time, prices (including fair gate admission)

Sept. 2 – Florida Georgia Line (country) 7:30 p.m., $160, $145, $95

Sept. 6 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, evening performance, 6:30 p.m., $30, $20, $15 or $66 for family of 4 through Sept. 3

Sept. 7 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale with Scotty McCreery (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 8 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, matinee performance, 1 p.m., $35, $25, $15 or $66 for family of 4 through Sept. 3

Sept. 8 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale with Jamey Johnson (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 9 – Justin Boots Rodeo finale, matinee, 1 p.m., $40, $30

Sept. 10 – Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (classic rock) 7:30 p.m., $50, $40, $30

Sept. 13 – Culture Club with the Thompson Twins (p0p, ’80s), 7:30 p.m., $65, $55, $45

Sept. 14 – An Evening with Terry Fator (comedy) 7:30 p.m. $55, $40, $30

Sept. 15 – Toby Keith (country) 7:30 p.m., $95, $80, $70

Sept. 17 – Lauren Daigle with Zach Williams (christian) 7:30 p.m., $45, $35, $30

Sept. 20 – Brett Eldredge with Runaway June and Devin Dawson (country) 7:30 p.m., $75, $65, $45

Sept. 22 – Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (comedy) 7:30 p.m., $65, $60, $45

Sept. 23 – Rascal Flatts (country) 7:30 p.m., $90, $80, $60

For more information about the Aug. 31- Sept. 23 fair (closed Tuesdays and Sept. 5), visit thefair.com.

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