New York, June 24 : British pop star Boy George may not be able to tour America this summer after being denied a visa by U.S. Customs.
The denial comes after George's offer to show his appreciation for the Department of Sanitation of New York (DSNY) and play a free concert for their Family Day on August 17.
The singer's 24-date trek is scheduled to begin July 11 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, and wrap August 23 at the House of Blues in Dallas.
"I'm pretty devastated because I am so excited about this forthcoming tour, and having my visa application denied seems unfair after I swept the streets of New York spotless," the New York Daily News quoted him, as telling PaperMag.
"I committed a crime and I happily paid the consequences, and I should be allowed to move on and get on with what I do best - and that is performing and making people dance and cry!" he added.
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.