Culture Club’s North American Tour Kicks Off at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver and River Rock Casino Resort

RICHMOND, BC (April 24, 2015)

With all of the original members – Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Jon Moss – back in the fold, Grammy Award-winning band Culture Club will be embarking on their reunion tour this summer. The highly-anticipated tour will kick off at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Friday, July 17, 2015 and at River Rock Casino Resort on Saturday, July 18, 2015 marking the first time in fifteen years that the group has played together in North America.

Formed in 1981 in London, Culture Club catapulted to international fame after the release of their #1 single, “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” the following year. They went on to achieve nine Top 10 singles in the US and Canada selling over 50 million albums worldwide. Their additional chart-topping hits include “I’m Afraid of Me”, “Time (Clock of the Heart)”, “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”, “Church of the Poison Mind”, “Karma Chameleon”, “Miss Me Blind”, “It’s a Miracle” and “The War Song”.

Although the group eventually went their separate ways in 1986, Boy George has continued to remain a global icon. In addition to the comeback tour, he and the band have recorded a new studio album, Tribes which is set for release later this year. The album will feature their lead single, “More Than Silence”.

Tickets for both shows go on sale on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:00 am and are $129.50 (plus service charges) – General Admission & $149.50 (plus service charges) – Reserved Balcony. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to HardRockCasinoVancouver.com and RiverRock.com.

About Hard Rock Casino Vancouver:

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is situated in the thriving City of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver and is home to unparalleled entertainment, dining and gaming offerings. With an 80,000 square foot casino floor, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver offers more than 950 slot machines and table games, VIP high limit salons and others. With performance spaces including a state-of-the-art 1,100 seat theatre, the casino boasts the best in entertainment. To complement the gaming and entertainment experience, Hard Rock Casino Vancouver serves a variety of culinary options and is home to chefs that dish up unique and flavourful fare in a modern atmosphere.

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation under license from HRHH IP, LLC (“HRHH”). The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH.

About River Rock Casino Resort:

River Rock Casino Resort is the largest casino in the province of British Columbia located in the City of Richmond where the Canada Line Bridgeport Station is at its doorstep. The casino features over 1,100 slot machines along with table games, a Poker Room, three high-limit rooms and various dining options including The Buffet, Tramonto and Curve. Live entertainment options include Lulu’s Lounge and the 950-seat River Rock Show Theatre. The property is complemented by a lavish all-suite 4 Diamond hotel and a 196-room hotel adjacent to the casino.

River Rock Casino Resort is owned by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Canada’s largest gaming service and hospitality operator with 16 facilities located throughout BC, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Washington State.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Donnie Gordon
Manager, Entertainment Publicity
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
604.247.4127
dgordon@gcgaming.com