Boy George Denied U.S. Visa
June 27, 2008 at 5:07 AM (PT)
CULTURE CLUB frontman BOY GEORGE's NORTH AMERICAN summer tour is in doubt after U.S. authorities refused to issue him a visa, citing looming legal issues overseas, reports REUTERS. GEORGE's 24-date trek is scheduled to begin JULY 11th at the HOUSE OF BLUES in LAS VEGAS, and wrap AUGUST 23rd at the HOUSE OF BLUES in DALLAS.
"At the moment, BOY GEORGE cannot come to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA because he has been refused permission to enter by the USA Administration," read a statement from the artist's management. "This is not in respect of anything he has done in the past but because he is facing a trial in NOVEMBER in LONDON for something that happened in APRIL last year."
George was arrested last year after a 28-year-old male escort from NORWAY accused the singer/DJ of false imprisonment and assault. GEORGE later denied the allegations and was released on bail.