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By Andy Tennille


On August 17th,
androgynous ‘80s icon Boy George will help celebrate New York City’s Department of Sanitation 4th
Annual Family Day by playing a free concert for sanitation workers and their
families as a thank you for the kindness shown to him by the DSNY.


On October 7,
2005, New York City police officers responded to
a 911 call from George at approximately 3 a.m. Eastern in which the singer
claimed his Manhattan
apartment had been burglarized. Upon arrival at George’s apartment, police
discovered more than an eighth of an ounce of cocaine and charged him with
false reporting of a burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of a
controlled substance.


Under a plea
deal reached in March 2006 with Gotham prosecutors, George pleaded guilty to
false reporting of a burglary, received a $1,000 fine, agreed to enter a
drug-treatment program in England
and promised to complete five days of community service in Manhattan. Although his initial community
service proposals included hosting a fashion-and-makeup workshop, George
ultimately reported for duty in August 2006 to New York City’s Department of Sanitation and
apparently made some life-long friends.


“New York’s Strongest are
delighted that Boy George will join us at our Family Day outing in August and
perform some of his fabulous hits for our hard-working men and women and their
families,” said First Deputy Commissioner Michael A. Bimonte, who coordinates
the DSNY Family Day event. “Keeping New York City safe and clean is a daunting
challenge – as Boy George well knows – and we welcome his generous offer to
entertain those who have made our City the cleanest it has been in more than 30


The Family Day concert
is only a single stop on George’s 29-show North American tour, which begins
July 10 in Aspen, CO. While no additional appearances at
Department of Sanitation events are currently on George’s schedule, BLURT
believes North Myrtle Beach officials might
explore the possibility of utilizing George’s services to eradicate the growing
“white trash” problem prevalent at local gas stations, Wings and public beach
access parking lots.


Boy George Tour Dates:

07/10: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up

07/11: Las Vegas, NV
@ House of Blues

07/12: San Diego, CA
@ Concerts In The Park

07/13: Anaheim, CA
@ The Grove Of Anaheim

07/15: Los Angeles, CA
@ El Rey Theatre

07/16: Los Angeles, CA
@ El Rey Theatre

07/17:  Reno,
NV @ Grand Sierra

07/18: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center – Grand Ballroom

07/20: Seattle, WA
@ Showbox

07/21: Vancouver, BC
@ The Commodore Ballroom

07/22: Calgary, AB
@ Flames Central

07/23: Edmonton, AB
@ Edmonton Events Centre

07/25: Miami, FL
@ Club Cinema

07/26: Orlando, FL
@ Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

07/27: Tampa Bay, FL
@ Jannus Landing

07/29: N. Myrtle Beach, SC
@ House of Blues SC

07/30: Washington, DC
@ 9:30 Club

08/01: Philadelphia, PA
@ Keswick Theatre

08/03: Atlantic City, NJ
@ House of Blues

08/05: Long Island, NY@
Theatre at Westbury

08/07: Chicago, IL
@ House of Blues – Chicago

08/10: Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus

08/12: Montreal, QC
@ Metropolis

08/13: Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre

08/14: New York, NY
@ Terminal 5

08/19: Atlanta, GA
@ Center Stage

08/21: Austin, TX
@ Stubb’s BBQ

08/22: Houston, TX
@ Verizon Wireless Theater

08/23: Dallas, TX
@ House of Blues – Dallas





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