After dropping their Christchurch show weeks ago, Culture Club have now cancelled their New Zealand visit altogether.

The 80s icons, headed by Boy George, were due to play Vector Arena on December 4 but promoters announced in a press release on Monday that it has been axed.

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There was no word as to why, but the group's Australiam dates seem to be going ahead as planned.


Boy George recently encountered some trouble here in New Zealand, when he stormed out of an interview with Seven Sharp's Toni Street.

Source: TVNZ Seven Sharp. Boy George had an interview with current affairs show Seven Sharp this afternoon which didn't end well.

In an "exclusive" interview to promote the Auckland show, Boy George took off his microphone and ended the interview saying: "You know what, why don't you move on to something more helpful, you know what I mean?

His response was to a question about his 2009 conviction for assault and falsely imprisoning a male escort.

"I was genuinely shocked when that happened, because we had had such a good interview up until that point," Street told viewers after the interview aired.

"There was nothing that led me to believe that he was even remotely uncomfortable talking about it, and because we'd talked about the immigration issues we felt like it was relevant. It was a real shame because he was very likeable."

All tickets to the Auckland show will be refunded via TicketMaster.