Bad Boy George So Naughty He Can't Get a Visa and Must Cancel U.S. Tour; Can't Sing Obama Song on 'Today'


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Across the pond somewhere, [Boy George] is probably asking, “Do you really want to hurt me?” Due to a trial scheduled for November in London, George has been denied his visa by U.S. Customs and will be unable to make his stateside tour dates this summer, which were scheduled from July 10 to August 23. Today the entire U.S. tour was officially canceled (and is set to rescheduled for winter 2009).


He issued this statement: “I was really hoping that the issue would be resolved and that some kind soul at the US Visa Office would realize that if the police in the UK placed no restrictions on my movements, that should have been good enough for them.  I am very sorry that I will not see all my American fans this year, but I wish them a happy and healthy Fourth of July.  I include the Visa Office in those good wishes and realize they are doing a very difficult job and I just got unlucky.”


George had three performances scheduled in New York City: a July 7 spot on NBC’s Today, an August 14 show at Terminal 5 and a stop on August 17 at the Dept. of Sanitation’s Family Day (George had to perform community service for the DSNY in 2006 as punishment for being convicted of cocaine possession).


During George’s Today gig, he was said to be performing “[Yes We Can]”, a song he wrote for Barack Obama (it can [hear it here](www.papermag.com/blogs/2008/06/boy_george_denied_visa.php)). Clearly, the Boy loves America. Have a heart, U.S. Customs!



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