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Culture Club postpone tour dates
Mikey Craig and Jon Moss
Culture Club's Karma Chameleon was a big hit in the 1980s
Reformed 80s band Culture Club have postponed their December tour because they need more time to practise.

The band said they could not "prepare adequately" due to a heavy recording schedule and did not want to deliver a "less than incredible show".

In a statement, Culture Club said the tour will now tie in with the release of their next single in 2007.

The band recently fell out with former lead singer Boy George over comments he made about his replacement Sam Butcher.

Boy George called Butcher "terrible" and "dreadful".

Boy George
Boy George decided not to return for the tour

Jon Moss responded by saying Boy George had been "rude" to him for years, following the collapse of a romantic relationship between the pair at the height of the band's success in the 1980s.

The 12-date UK tour, Culture Club Reborn, was due to start on 7 December.

Fans can get a refund if they wish.

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