Boy George's US Ban Lifted; Culture Club Performs on 'The View'

Culture Club frontman Boy George appeared with his band on "The View" on Thursday to perform, and told Rosie O'Donnell and company that he may consider moving to the United States.

"There has been talk", Boy George said, of him relocating to live in the United States now that his long term ban of performing in the country has been lifted. The UK singer has obtained a one year work visa.

He was denied a visa in 2008 due to a criminal history, and was sentenced to community service in New York in 2006 after he pleaded guilty to falsely reporting a burglary.

In 2008, The Telegraph reported: "An official statement from his management said: '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.'"

George has also taken the time to sober up, and is ready to take on a tour with Culture Club.

On "The View", Culture Club performed their first new single in 15 years. They also performed their classic hit, DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME.

Madeline Boardman of US Weekly reported: "The track is the first off of Culture Club's upcoming album Tribes, which is due out in early 2015."

The Grammy-award winning band's last album, DON'T MIND IF I DO, was released in 1999, so this is a big deal for the group to re-emerge and begin playing their new music to American audiences again.

Listen to their new single, MORE THAN SILENCE: