PREVIEW: Tears For Fears to perform at Leeds Millennium Square

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TO BUY TICKETS: Tears For Fears = with special guest Alison Moyet – play at Leeds next year on July 14 – tickets go on general sale from Friday November 19 CLICK HERE.

Fans who pre-order The Tipping Point from the band’s official store will be eligible for an exclusive pre-order of tickets two days before general tickets go on sale.

Also on sale at the band’s official store starting this Friday is an exclusive, limited-edition PINK vinyl version of The Tipping Point, due out in February.

Tears For Fears were one of the most iconic bands of the ’80s, selling over 30 million albums worldwide with singles such as Shout, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Mad World, Sowing The Seeds Of Love and Woman In Chains recognized as classics. .

Speaking of getting back on the road, Curt Smith said, “We couldn’t be more excited to start playing concerts again.

“We missed seeing our friends on the road around the world and the energy to perform live.”

Roland Orzabal said, “The Tipping Point has been around for a long time and we can’t wait to play our favorites from the new album as well as our classics from all years. “

Arriving on February 25, The Tipping Point is the band’s first album since their reunion album, Everybody Loves A Happy Ending, in 2004.

Since then, the group has toured extensively, including a sold-out UK tour, and in 2017 released Rule The World, a best-of compilation that took the group to the top of the charts.

In September 2022, the group received the Outstanding Song Collection award at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards.

When asked why do The Tipping Point now? Roland Orzabal says: “Before everything went so well with this album everything had to go wrong first, it took years, but something happens when we put our heads together. We have this balance, this push-me-pull-you thing – and it works really well.

Curt Smith agrees, “If that balance doesn’t work on a Tears For Fears album, everything just doesn’t work. To put it simply, a Tears For Fears record and what people perceive to be the sound of Tears For Fears – that’s what we can both agree on.

Tears For Fears – Roland Orzabal (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Curt Smith (vocals, bass, keyboards) were trained in Bath, England 1981.

With 30 million albums sold worldwide, performing to countless sold-out audiences and winning various awards, the group represents an inimitable intersection of pop lust, intelligent and conscious lyricism, guitar exhilaration and music. new wave innovation.

Tears For Fears to perform at Leeds Millennium Square

Their 1983 debut, The Hurting, produced anthems such as Mad World, Change, and Pale Shelter, achieving RIAA Gold status in the United States.

The songs from the great chair of 1985 became a turning point for the band and the music in general.

Benefiting from the signature, BRIT Award winner, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Shout, Head over Heels, Mothers Talk and I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording).

he went five times platinum and won No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200.

Slant dubbed it one of the “Best Albums of the 1980s”, it was featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, and Consequence of Sound gave it a rare A + rating in a retrospective of 20 years.

Seeds of Love from 1989 turned out to be Orzabal and Smith’s last collaboration until Everybody Loves A Happy Ending in 2004, which rekindled the creative fire between them.

The group embarked on a whirlwind of three-year touring across North America, Japan, South Korea, Manila and South America starting in 2010.

2013 saw them return with their first recorded music in a decade: a cover of “Ready to Start” from Arcade Fire. The group returned once again in 2017 with the best of the Rule The World collection, which once again catapulted the group to the top echelon of the UK charts.

The duo’s DNA remains embedded in three generations of artists on levels that are both subtle and overt. Quietly casting a shadow over rock, hip-hop, electronic dance music, indie and beyond, Kanye West interpolated Memories Fade on The Coldest Winter from the seminal 808s & Heartbreak,

The Weeknd infused Pale Shelter in Starboy’s Secrets, David Guetta sampled Change for Always, and Drake used Ideas as Opiates as the foundation for Lust For Life, while Ally Brooke Hernandez, Adam Lambert and Gary Jules recorded popular covers of Mad World and Disturbed. on Shout, and that’s just to name a few.

Lorde cut a haunting cover of Everybody Wants To Rule The World for the original soundtrack to the blockbuster The Hunger Games – Catching Fire, which Tears For Fears would happily use as live introductory music and thus come full circle.

Meanwhile, classic songs feature prominently everywhere, from The Wire and Donnie Darko to Straight Outta Compton and Mr. Robot. Long before they became a cornerstone of culture, Tears For Fears was simply made up of two school friends who were growing up in Bath, Somerset, UK.

With The Tipping Point and tours on the horizon, Orzabal and Smith remain as strong as ever, as another generation prepares to shout with them once again.


July 1 Telford QEII Arena Telford, Shropshire

July 2 Longleat Warminster, Wiltshire

July 5 Waddesdon Manor Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

July 7 Utilita Arena Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne

July 8 Floors Castle Kelso, Scotland

July 9 Lytham Festival Lytham St Annes

July 12 The Derby at Inora County, Derbyshire

July 14 Leeds Millennium Square Leeds, Yorkshire

July 15th Warwick Castle Warwick, Warwickshire

July 16 Scarborough Open Air Theater Scarborough, North Yorkshire

July 19 Chewton Glen New Milton, Hampshire

July 20 The Spitfire Ground Canterbury, Kent

July 22 The 1st Central County Ground Hove, Sussex

July 23 Cardiff Castle Cardiff, Wales

July 24 Hatfield House Hatfield, Hertfordshire

July 26 Powderham Castle Exeter, Devon