Tears For Fears, the 80s nostalgic rock band has announced that they’re going on tour. That’s not all, the “Shout” musicians also announced that they’re working on a new album as well.
Here are the dates for the Tears For Fears tour:
09-17 Goldendale, WA – Maryhill Winery
09-18 Woodinville, WA – Chateau St. Michelle
09-20 Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
09-22 Boise, ID – Idaho Botanical Garden
09-23 Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Resort and Casino
09-26 Grand Rapids, MI – Mejier Gardens
09-27 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
09-30 Windsor, Ontario – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
10-01 Orillia, Ontario – Casino Rama Entertainment Center
10-03 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10-05 Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
10-07 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
10-08 Temecula, CA – Pechanga Resort & Casino – Pechanga Theatre
10-09 San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s
According to Billboard magazine, with this fall tour Tears For Fears have decided to reschedule dates that were postponed earlier in 2016. As for their new album, it’s said that it will be released sometime in 2017. This will be the first time the band has released new music since their 2004 LP Everybody Loves a Happy Ending.
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According to Entertainment Weekly, members Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal are recording the album together. This is a significant development in Tears For Fears history because this collaboration makes the second album they’ve created since they decided to officially reunite again. Smith departed Tears For Fears after the 1989 album The Seeds of Love.
The rock band reached a high level of fame with their second album Songs from the Big Chair in 1985. The band hit the U.S. charts with said album, and made it to No.1 thanks to the second British Invasion of music via MTV.
This album brought the famous songs that the band is still known for today such as “Shout,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Head over Heels,” and “Mothers Talk.” Most of these songs have been and are still being used to this day in films, TV shows, and even commercials. Because of how these hits framed pop culture in America, it is their best selling album to date.
In a reflective review, All Music‘s Stanton Swihart wrote about the band.
“Tears for Fears perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the mid-’80s while impossibly managing to also create a dreamy, timeless pop classic. Songs from the Big Chair is one of the finest statements of the decade.”
On the band’s website they have released an official statement about the new album and the upcoming tour.
“Tears for Fears’ are pleased to announce that they have rescheduled as many tour dates in the fall as possible, that were previously postponed earlier this year. Tickets purchased for the original dates will be honored for the new dates or refunds will be available at point of purchase.”
The 15-date tour starts on September 17 at Maryhill Winery in Goldendale in Washington. The tour will run through to the fall and end on October 9th in San Diego.
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Back in May, they announced that there was a postponement of their original tour due to a family illness. They released a joint statement.
“It’s with great disappointment that we have to postpone our US summer dates due to unforeseen and unhappy circumstances. We thank our fans for their understanding and hope to get back on the road soon.”
With the exciting news of the tour’s new schedule, fans seem pumped about the upcoming dates and the album.
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Woop woop 1982! Bring on Wham, Culture Club and Tears for Fears #totp
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