Saving the Best for Last, Tears for Fears San Diego #TFF2016 (Tour Wrap Up)

This is dedicated to Lax, our travel fan pal from 2015. He is so hardcore he went to David Lynch’s concert and Tears for Fears all in the same night. He’s been doing shows for quite a while. Glad we got to do a couple with him. Also dedicated to Alan Todd who shared some amazing videos. Shout out to Mr. Mendoza who was also there!

Jason DeBord was in attendance. Long time fans will remember him from San Francisco 2012. Took some great shots and did an amazing write up on the show. Looking forward to sharing his work.

Some really cool things happened at this show. You all may remember Bill from way back when. He’s been with the band for a long time. Bill is a hard worker and is very kind, thoughtful and intelligent. He opened the Humphrey’s show with some bandmates and that was awesome. Thanks to his pal Sammy for allowing us to share this photo.


With that said, we think it’s important to highlight some of the amazing people who make these tours so majestic. Bill is certainly one of those people. On numerous occasions he has gone above and beyond to be kind. We appreciate it. We’re aware that it’s a task to remember faces and names. Not everyone can get a set list or a pair of drumsticks from the band but he, Jamie and others do try very hard to be fair and do extra things like that and it’s always appreciated by the recipients be they a part of our Travel Fan Team or someone who is just joining in the fan shenanigans.

Again, Bobby drove fans from place to place as did Becky (who was responsible for taking care of our travel fan t-shirts that were such a hit). So many people stayed in touch the entire time via email, Twitter and other social platforms. New friendships were made and the pictures say it all. The teamwork was terrific and was noticed!


TFF Travel Fan for over 15 years – Bblaze!

Meet Your Fellow Fans Online! Click through and like the content. Be sure to leave a hi and connect. It’s awesome to make new friends in the name of music.

We finally got connected online with cool guy Alan Todd. Check out his work!



Mad World (Very similar to the version Mr. Jules did when he was on Stripped Down Live with Curt Smith – we miss that show!)

Steven Mendoza was there too. Is that the same Mr. Mendoza we ran into years ago?

Pale Shelter

Head Over Heels


Shout – another angle

There were also a few social shares…

Sowing the Seeds of Love

Sowing the Seeds of Love #TearsForFears

A video posted by Ray Pennisi (@orayzio) on

Head Over Heels


Did you miss a show? You can find links to all the concert recaps and photos on the reschedule note. Feel free to share your concert experience on the Tears for Fears Travel Fans and Kooks FB page. Get some sleep, replenish your travel fan cash and perch! Also, please see the note below from the moderator to wrap up what has been a really amazing couple of weeks.

*Tour Pause – Closing Note from the Moderator

Very sad I didn’t get to meet many of the new people that flew out to see the band. When the reschedule dates were released they were on days that I had committed to other events. I’ve literally been en route to something 90% of the past three weeks. Also, much like many others, I couldn’t believe the $1000 total to rebook flights. I would rather put that money toward Tears for Fears merch and tour accommodations. It was a very angering experience to see there was absolutely no way to remedy that. For me it was a sign that maybe I should put a stop to the whole “Stop, Drop and Go see Tears for Fears” way of life that I’ve had for the last 6 years. We always say we’re making up for lost time and that’s why we go to such extremes to get to so many shows. Well, maybe that time has been made up?

As I sat in hotels here and there, I was continuously on the phone or exchanging email with fellow fans as we scrambled to see if we could get better seats for those flying such a long way. Some even flew in from the UK (Obrigada Paula). Others drove for hours. It was a lot of work! Despite not being physically present I am terribly exhausted. But it was worth it because many of those very people claimed that the band was in ‘belle forme.’ I’m so glad that people who dedicate a chunk of their year to see TFF didn’t have to break with tradition. The extreme excitement of a Tears for Fears show rushed through not only myself as I logged on at night to pick up video being sent to me but it electrified everyone else as well. It was even with us throughout the day. So many of us were literally in a state of excitement for three weeks.

I don’t know which was my favourite show. If I had to pick I’d say it would be Red Rocks. The energy was just wow! There were some really cool moments for the core team and the ROCSaTears. I’m so grateful that the band took time with those that appreciate their music enough to move heaven and earth to be present as much as possible. I know that inner flame of travel fandom and a sense of peace came over me when I saw Tears for Fears actually smiling together with fellow fans wrapped around them like dolls. We adore Tears for Fears and their families. Nothing beats getting to physically stand with them even if for a brief moment. I felt a so much comfort and relief when I saw the band hugging fellow fans and the numerous interactions on Twitter and in person.

Why So Emotional?
I learned something about myself this time around and that is, I accidentally became emotionally invested in this band and didn’t even realise it. A few others have expressed the same. For those who are feeling “addicted” to the work of Tears for Fears, remember that the band created several albums and you have purchased all of them and perhaps several copies and remastered remixes as well. They hold concerts and you bought tickets and enjoyed every show. This is what they are offering and this is what we’ve got. When we start to ponder what else is available, we are reaching a level that may not be the healthiest way to exist in the Tears for Fears fan world no matter how cool a Tears for Fears museum or fan conference may be.

The band knows many of us have a wish list a mile long that includes everything from a group photo spot at every show to a website with a registered fan base. What they are offering right now is music, concerts and merch. We will bask in the availability of those things and do our best not to get caught up in a dream land filled with visions of Tears for Fears theme nights at Disneyland (yeahhh…that was someone’s wish and what a cool thing that might have been).

In closing…
I do hope that everyone had a good time. It’s really refreshing to see that Curt took note of the front row. I hope that, if anything, Curt can somehow get those front row seats and sell them to fans directly. It’s long overdue that those of us who follow the band religiously should never have to fear that we’re going to end up in the balcony being yelled at by some person who doesn’t even own a copy of ELAHE (let alone have a copy of Tomcats and Mayfield) and only came to hear them sing Shout. You deserve better than that and so does the band.

Long live the good work that Tears for Fears has produced and I pray all of us are able to enjoy it to the fullest in the future. And…don’t forget the flight and ticket insurance! Just keepin’ it real…

Perfectly Happy with Tears for Fears in Pechanga || TFF 2016

This is dedicated to Jolene B and Pam. Huge thanks to these ladies for making it out to the show and representing superfan life in the TFF Travel Fan world. So glad they had a great time! This means a lot!

Jolene is a wonderful grandmother… look where she took her grandson!


Longtime fan SnapHappyPam  and Michael Wainwright



Mad World (simply angelic)

Break It Down Again

Sowing the Seeds of Love

Bit of chit chat with the Good Sir


Badman’s Song

Head Over Heels


Another incredible night and what a fantastic crowd eh? Thank you Jolene for capturing it all. Very happy to have you in our musically infused lives.

To all the fans we chat with daily that travelled to see the band, it’s clear you had an amazing night and your fellow fans are thrilled. Again, many thanks to all who checked-in all night. Hope we get to spend more time together in the future. Cheers!

-TFF Travel Fan Team

Feelin’ it in Phoenix! || Tears for Fears’ Amazing Show in Arizona #TFF2016

This is dedicated to the awesome Valerie M, music queen of the night Melissa D and her husband plus lucky Lael who met up in Arizona for an outstanding show!

“Tears For Fears is just what the doctor ordered. Honestly, it is about living in the present. Letting go, being one’s authentic self and finding kindred spirits in people that are mirrors of ourselves, makes one keenly aware there is a power larger than all of us, and that our whole is larger than the sum of our parts, no matter were we go in this world…” – Lael


Valerie M is awesome, danced the entire time!

Like real Kooks and soldiers of sound, she and Lael had dinner at 5 Guys. Curt thought that was cool.

Our man Lax was there too! This is one of 2 shows he attended this year.

Valerie has some really cool stuff. Check out her experience. She notes that some of the video is very bouncy because she was dancing around. We wouldn’t have it any other way! Gotta dance! Let the band know you adore them. “Curt is a combo of the guy next door and rock star. Cool watching Roland play guitar up close. Excuse my giddy schoolgirl giggle when he looks at me…” -Valerie M.



Head Over Heels


We met a couple of people online too. Meet Tricia! She also agrees that not much has changed, Tears for Fears sound just as good as day 1!

#fridaynightdatenight @comericatheatre #tearsforfears These guys sound just like they did back then! #80smusic

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[#MADWORLD #TEARSFORFEARS] @tearsforfearsmusic

A video posted by Post Punk 🌧 (@tears3fears) on

That was a great show! #tearsforfears #shoutshoutletitallout #lastfewsecondswasourdrivebacktotucson

A video posted by Isa (@chibi_isa) on

#tearsforfears #fridaynight #concert #everybodywantstoruletheworld

A video posted by Michael (@need_a_challenge_) on

#TearsForFears #MadWorld #phoenix

A video posted by Jonathan Gonzalez Paz (@joalgopaz) on

A classic! Wish @lilputitaa was there to enjoy it with us! #tearsforfears #headoverheels #80s

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Just before Roland sang Radiohead’s Creep, he chatted with the audience. These are golden moments for us. We love this and joke he could read the phone book and we’d be happy. He and Curt are quite enjoyable to listen to any time any place…
*Be sure to click through and like the video. Make a new Tears for Fears fan friend!

Secret World – such an excellent song


So happy everyone had a great time. This was a fun tour full of excitement. Still feeling speechless at the amount of team work and the endless excitement! We can barely sleep! Thanks for reading, thanks for hanging out online and being present at shows so often!
-TFF Travel Fan Team

Another Dream Come True || TFF in Colorado Springs 2016

For many, the Tears for Fears tours are a ceremonial pilgrimage, a getaway to another state of mind. Anything that ails you is swept away as soon as the opening music leading them to the stage begins to play. We’ve spoken about that feeling before and it’s simply majestic. Few things compare to these tours. It’s a different kind of excitement, a mysterious energy that just coats a crowd…and, as we’ve noted for years, it’s addictive. Enter the Kerfuffle of Kooks, the travel fans, the hard core peeps that can’t stay away, it’s a craving that must be satisfied. They prove again and again that this band is not only relevant but vital to the industry. What Roland, Curt and team bring to the musical table is very unique and impossible to forget.


More of ROCS here:
*Periscope videos last about 24 hours unless the user archives it. CD/SK is very good about archiving her experience on YT so you can follow videos there. Please be sure to like and comment on her channel. Many thanks!

Of the many bands that stirred up euphoric emotion in the 70s, 80s and 90s, The Fixx has its place among them as does the continued music of David Bowie. Both are  heard before most shows which results in a myriad of “ohmmigaaahd, I love this song” and “Yess!! Bowie, YEESSS!!” from the crowd. That, too, is an experience and warming to see. The band or somebody in the crew has had this mix of music since 2010 and it’s like…the best music mix ever with these amazing timeless pieces of gold. Tears for Fears, The Fixx, and David Bowie are to rock what Beethoven is to classical music. Their work is etched in industry stone as unmatched. So, this share from “solohour” was a treat! Hear the music in the background…mmmmm. That tingling feeling of joy just sweeps over us.

The Fixx Stand or Fall…a fantastic fixture pre-show

Ridiculous 2nd row seats to Tears for Fears!

A video posted by Michael O'Neal – Unemployable (@solohour) on


Ahhh VIP, a little slice of heaven. This was brought to our attention. Yes, this is what some of the passes look like but they of course usually change from show to show and for good reason. We’re well aware that this is a special option that doesn’t happen for everyone.  As seen on photos floating around the internet, yes, we’ve been “back there.” What goes on back there? Well, sometimes there’s a lot of people. At times we saw  a lot of the crew. Other times it was just us and the band because we had a meeting. Each time, you can find people chatting and talking about music. People were very friendly (lots of familiar faces). There are cool people taking photos and it’s a very kind and informal environment. ROCS usually change clothes and they both look like a million dollars from head to toe all over again. It’s a very warm and peaceful experience with angelic excitement if that makes any sense. We hope that one day a fan conference will be in place so that many of the newer hard core travellers (as well as the loyal returners pre-ELAHE) will be able to have a moment to shake the guys’ hands. We know that is important and many have messages they want to say in person. It’ll have to be done strategically. We don’t want to overwhelm anyone and disturb their peaceful aura.

#tearsforfears #pikespeak #atrip

A photo posted by Finola Dwyer (@finola.fin) on

Here are video shares from the night, again please make sure you like the clips and make a new friend. Nothing compares to online friendships that eventually come to life at shows. All of us met online prior to travelling together. Huge thanks to the TFF Travel Fan Team for always going the extra mile. Whether you know it or not, it is noticed and it is appreciated. Enjoy!


Sowing the Seeds of Love

Mad World

Pale Shelter

Head Over Heels


Awesome shares on Instagram. Make a new friend, like a post and leave a comment.

#tearsforfears #pikespeakcenter #coloradosprings #awesome

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Everybody wants to rule the world 🌎🎶❤️ #tearsforfears #colorado #live #80s

A video posted by Bianca 🇵🇷 (@zombiefighter) on

My favorite song of 1984/85. #tearsforfears #shout #80s #music #britishband#coloradosprings

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💖💖💖 🙃👠

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Please note that there is a TFF Arizona Fan Meet-Up in the works. It is for fans only (no guarantee that the band will be present). Please check out Lael’s post on the TFF Travel Fan Team FB page and reply for details. Have a great rest of the week!
Look out for posts from the band before and after the show via @CurtSmith @Rolandtff and @TearsForFears.

Thanks for reading!
-TFF Travel Fan Team

Heartfelt and Harmonious – Tears for Fears Return to Red Rocks || #TFF2016

*Dedicated to the TFF Travel Fan Team at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Curt’s Kerfuffle of Kooks. Huge thanks to Drummer Genius Jamie for the hugs!


“Such an amazing show tonight!!! Gorgeous venue!! The band has never sounded better!!! The crowd was so stoked!! There are no words to describe how incredible tonight was! Not to mention, the incredible gift from Jamie Jamie Wollam! The cherry on top was a tweet from Curt Smith!!! Wow! I wonder if I’ll ever come back down to earth! PS: As always CD & I were representing!!!” – Becky Boom Boom – Travel Fan Soldier of Sound – a real ROCSaTear

Soldiers of Sound armour… many hard core travel fans wear it to every show. These are the “ID” bracelets from the coveted, limited edition “Curt Smith Bundle.” #VIKForLife


Hard to say anything else really…just speechless. As mentioned in the travel fan info, so many fans headed out to this show. The venue was packed. Very grateful we had so many long time travel fans on the ground last night. Huge thanks to those who went the extra mile to support Tears for Fears. There’s a lot to be said about people who dedicate their time and energy to this group. Not enough thank yous in any language to sum up the gratitude felt all around. Cheers all, enjoy the shares below. Be sure to click through, like the posts, and make a new Tears for Fears fan friend…


Thank you Jamie for taking the time and welcome Lindsey R to the crew.


*Drummer Genius Jamie will probably never know or be able to fathom how much he  means to us. Some things are just left unsaid because it’s hard to express. Wishing he and the crew decades of good times ahead and we pray we get another 30+ years to enjoy them.

From Lady Carolyn: “The bag he is holding contains a couple gifts we got for him. Bobby Russell came up with the idea of finding out what brand of drumsticks Jamie Wollam uses and the size he prefers, and signing our names on them with different colored sharpies. Jamie is always giving the fans his drumsticks as precious souvenirs and we wanted to pay him back in some way. While we were at the music store, I saw a beautiful black cowbell, so we got that and wrote appreciative messages on it with a silver sharpie. He loved the gifts and said they were going in his collection. We (Bobby Russell, Silver Kitty, Becky and I….The ROCSatears) are extremely honored. Jamie is such a kind man.”

On that note, there’ve been many nights where we’ve wondered how to repay the band back for their kindness…nice to see he was open to receiving the gifts.


TFF Travel Fan for over 15 years Bblaze!

Always amazing weather and scenery, great venue, stunning and lovely…

Magic 🎤🎸#redrocks #tearsforfears

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Walking to the seats

#TearsForFears #RedRock #Rado #Babe

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All the Beautiful Fans

@redrocksco #TFF #RedRocks #RedRocks75 @tearsforfearsmusic #Colorado #TearsForFears

A photo posted by Riles (@reillygolfpro) on


Break It Down Again

Sowing the Seeds

Sowing the Seeds of Love, as you do. Great show! #tearsforfears #Denver

A video posted by Micah White (@micahpwhite) on

Mad World

this was a real treat!! #tearsforfears #redrocksamphitheater #morrison #colorado

A video posted by lloydy7t1 (@lloydy7t1) on

Pale Shelter


Tears for Fears Shout #shout #redrocks #tearsforfears

A video posted by ribbitking17 (@ribbitking17) on

What a Beautiful Night

This place is magic💫 #redrocks #denver #tearsforfears

A photo posted by Megan Sparkman (@megasparks84) on

To top of a great night, a nice note from the Good Man…


Thanks for reading and subscribing!
-TFF Travel Fan Team

Concert Highlights || Tears for Fears in Canada 2016


Want to give a shout out to all of the fans that travelled to the shows this past weekend. Jen, KPC, Stephen, Sad, Dave, David, the list goes on. In particular, we had fans from Atlanta and New York that made the journey. Stephen documented his travel on Instagram. His primary reason for heading to Ontario was for the band and he ended up making a mini-holiday out of the trip. This post is dedicated to each of these great people who went the extra mile literally.

Off to the land of maple syrup, kindness, and poutine! #canada #tearsforfears #everybodywantstoruletheworld

A photo posted by Stephen Addison (@even.stephen) on

Well, Tears for Fears in Canada came and went so fast. These videos and photos were shared with us  and brought to our attention aligning  our joint efforts to highlight fans in Canada, many of whom repeated their experience from last year. As Sad mentioned, we always aim to support this band. We addressed concerns about this leg of the tour below. For now, enjoy these shares from both shows.


#everybodywantstoruletheworld #tearsforfears #latergram

A video posted by Dorothy Harrison (@dorothybertron) on

me moms favourite tune #tearsforfears #collaseum #wildshow

A video posted by cailley ₍₍ ( ๑॔˃̶◡ ˂̶๑॓)◞♡ (@flying_lotussss) on

Mad World

#tearsforfears #ceaserswindsor #fridaynight #madworld #funtimes #greatshow #princemichael

A video posted by Mike Robitaille (@princemichael79) on

Billie Jean

This #tearsforfears #billiejean cover got me all goose-bumped!

A video posted by Kayla Kopke (@rosy_shades) on


#TearsForFears #HeadOverHeals

A video posted by Dan Terpstra (@originart) on

#tearsforfears #caesarswindsor #concert #livemusic #headoverheels #best #song #ever

A video posted by Cory (@hurricanecory) on


I finally got the chance to see them ! #tearsforfears Avec Ma mere !

A video posted by Kristo! (@darsakristine) on


#tearsforfears #casinorama #blackandwhitephoto

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Pale Shelter

Pale Shelter #tearsforfears #rama Is it 1983 again ?

A video posted by Eric Jansson (@jantz2) on

Billie Jean

Very classy …….. Billy Jean by #tearsforfears #rama

A video posted by Eric Jansson (@jantz2) on


#TearsForFears #memoriesfade #1980s #eightiesgirl #casinorama @robyndeborahm

A video posted by Wendy Zeidner MacDonald (@wenmac43) on


Something happens and I'm head over heels #tearsforfears

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Closing out the show with Shout. Fantastic show! #tearsforfears #rama

A video posted by Karen Steele (@karensteele31) on

Tears for Fears concert. #girlsnightout #tearsforfears

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That moment Roland leans down


Speaking of experiences, we had some complaints this time around. In fact, we’ve had some unhappy travellers in the past few shows and this is due to encounters with some in the audience who may not be so loyal or understand our dedication to the band. We can’t stress enough how important it is for us to have a fan section so we can stand up and sing along without people around us telling us to sit down. Throwing things at us, hitting us and other behaviour toward Tears for Fears fans because we won’t sit down is not acceptable. Snoozing through a show is also rude. If you were hurt during a show, email us. We have a lawyer, security and have no problems pressing charges quietly. Everything is in place to do so. A music holiday shouldn’t be a horror show and those that find these measures extreme should be mindful of karma. We’ve been following this band for years and have never seen or heard of people being assaulted until late 2014.

One of the reasons we have this team and try to keep in touch with everyone is make sure all who are making such an effort to take time out of their busy schedules actually get decent tickets and can sit together. Many travel fans (aka anyone that travels to see the band outside their home state or even 3 hours down the road) could be spending that time making money or being with their families but instead are spending a chunk of change to go see Tears for fears. However, the passion runs deep and people want to pay their respects to the band that made us cry so to speak. Many take their whole families, this is their summer holiday or in the case of the reschedule, an impromptu trip. Many went with their spouses and made the show a date night (i.e. famous musician Ted Yoder). We deserve the right to stand and enjoy a show without being heckled or abused. Due to the horrible behaviour we encountered last year, some sat this tour out and have no intention of travelling again unless we can be close to the band each and every time. No more sitting in balconies or random out of the way places. That’s over.

We don’t expect to meet the band nor do we beg for those things to happen (at least not all of us). The times that it has happened have been miraculous and we’re grateful for the many times we’ve experienced that blessing. Still, there are hundreds of us and they can’t meet us all. This is a concert, not a fan conference. But we do feel that fans who travel deserve some decent respect. That isn’t always happening. The only way to ensure that is with a fan club section at a show or an organised VIP of which isn’t “officially” available. So we work extra hard to literally “mine” tickets, sometimes paying  horrible prices that are 5x as much as market rate just to get everyone together.

We’ve managed to get decent seats at most shows so far …except Canada. We’ve never been able to really get great seats for everyone due to the fact that these are casino shows for the most part. We have no control over who gets on the front row. The casino often reserves those types of premium seats for their casino winners, etc. Or premium seats get “gifted” or rewarded to other people who are rarely hardcore fans. In the case of Friday’s show, two people in those seats fell asleep…and of course Good Man Curt noticed it…and called them out on it. We support his decision to do so.

Those seats could have gone to any one of the people who drove the long distance to see them or maybe another local fan who has waited years for these concerts. Not sure who those people were that slept. Maybe they were just really tired and didn’t feel well? Hope they are okay but in future we trust they’ll have the kindness to leave and hand over their tickets to someone behind them instead of sleeping through a band’s show. It’s just as bad as people who go to the front row and just sit there. Andye saw that happen at Duran Duran/Nile Rogers Chic too…it’s very disrespectful and a slap in the face to tons of fans who, again, went the extra mile.

Of all the good things that did happen, this tweet from Curt was one of them. He’s done it before (solo show Spring 2011). So Heaven be the faith that moves mountains allowing us to support this band in our merry travel fan way.


Cheers! Be safe, stand your ground. You paid for it!
-TFF Travel Fans

Rockin’ Out at #HardRock Northfield – Tears for Fears Concert Highlights 2016

*Dedicated to Susan TFFschick


He knew exactly who he was looking at – thank Susan for this!🙂

The love of this band has reached an intensity that is hard to ignore. It’s pretty deep. It’s so deep that several complained that the show was not long enough. People literally timed the show at around less than 90 minutes… one hour twenty or so? Hmm…and with a deep concern as to why it wasn’t longer.


Thanks Becky M for taking care of this! Best set list collector we’ve got!

Well they played all of the ELAHE selections and classics we expect and enjoy on tour. Only thing missing was the Arcade Fire Ready to Start cover…but that wasn’t on the set list last year either. So…all we can say is…those who are longing for more have a classic case of superfanitis. Many of us suffer from it. It’s dreadful. Even after going to shows for nearly two weeks in a row it’s not enough. There’s never enough of such a great band. This is what happens to you…you become addicted. One show is never enough. If it was we wouldn’t have formed this travel team. Big thanks to Susan for initiating a meetup!

And what a show it was! Look at these shares!


Pale Shelter

Sowing the Seeds

Billie Jean

#tearsforfears does Michael Jackson. Nicely played.

A video posted by Gabe Spiegel (@gabe_spiegel) on

Head Over Heels


There were also some great shares on Instagram. As always, leave a little thank you, make a new friend!🙂

#tearsforfears #TFF #hardrocklive #hardrockracino #rock #rock #roland

A photo posted by Shuray Merriweather (@msdaydreamer729) on

Michael Jackson's Billie Jean performed by Tears for Fears at the Hard Rock. #hardrocklive #longlivethe80s

A video posted by Heather DeRosha (@hderosha) on

#tearsforfears #TFF #hardrocklive #hardrockracino #rock #september292016 #curt

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#tearsforfears #headoverheels

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There were some encounters with the band along the way and some snap shots. Those have been posted to various fan pages. Explore and enjoy. Tweet us if you have any questions. We are out of extra tickets for shows but can perhaps assist with other things. This weekend members of the core team head out to Colorado. Say hi if you see those of us with the yellow bands or VIK badges. Those are the hardcores that made sure people got great seats at shows during the reschedule xox.
-TFF Travel Fan Team

Tears for Fears Concert Highlights – Murat Theatre 2016

This post is dedicated to the Devine family and to TiffyCuppyCake.


The Devines took great photos which were posted to one of the numerous fan pages on Facebook. We are sharing one of Roland here with permission. TiffyCuppyCake made dolls (we’ve been waiting on these to surface for some time). All the TFF doll jokes Roland had from 2012 are now a reality. It’s a dream come true for us.

On her Instagram, TiffyCuppyCake writes…

Amazing concert…amazing experience. I made plushies of Roland & Curt & wanted to try to give it to them somehow during the concert. We were in the first row in the middle, perfect place! When they first came out Roland saw me & the plushies & smiled really big. At first I think he thought I was a big weirdo who carried dolls of them around haha. The first time they stopped singing to talk I couldn't get their attention, but the 2nd time I did! Roland mouthed to me he would pick them up. After they finished up a song Roland came & took the plushies from me! He put them up by the drums, in the pics my husband took above. I was so excited I was smiling really big & jumping haha. He later came close to where I was & mouthed "thank you" to me. He pointed the mic at me & made me sing the chorus of shout 😳 & then before we left someone gave me a pair of drumsticks 😍 A moment I wish I got on camera was when Roland was getting the plushies to take back stage he made out with both of them!! Wow…the night couldn't have gone anymore perfect. I couldn't stop smiling, I think this high will last for quite a while! #tearsforfears

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SK was a kind soul and got a hold of her for us through a tag. Roland posted some awesome photos of the dolls. Stating, “Since NASA changed everyone’s star sign, @curtsmith and I have grown a lot closer.” Then posted photos of the dolls in the cutest of poses…the loving kiss we all adore.


Here are other posts from that night. Big Shoutout to all of the awesome people who attended including our friends on the ground. We made new friends too. Be sure to like their posts and say hello! Make a new friend and expand the Tears for Fears fan family.🙂

Head over heels, my favorite by Tears for fears 🙃🙃🙃❤️ #music #tearsforfears #headoverheels #oldnationalcentre #naptownmusic #awesomenight

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Shout by Tears for fears! Incredible concert last night! #tearsforfears #shout #oldnationalcentre #murattheatre #indydowntown #naptownmusic

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Tears for fears did some cool stuff! #tearsforfears #80s #2016 @visitindy @downtownindy @oldnationalcentre

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Welcome to your life. There's no turning back. #tearsforfears #murattheatre #oldnationalcentre

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#yas ##oldnationalcentre #musicismyboyfriend #tearsforfears

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#tearsforfears #headoverheels #myjam 🙏🙏🙏

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Another exciting evening for the books…history continues to be made.
-TFF Travel Fan Team

Concert Highlights – Tears for Fears Michigan 2016

Tears for Fears came round in the wind and the rain in Michigan. This post is dedicated to dear Becky M who is no stranger to the Tears for Fears tours. She grabbed the set list for the team. Way to go! So awesome of you! Here are some other photos and posts from that day. Big thanks to our Becky and fans on the ground for uploading and sharing photos.


Here’s Becky’s experience. She writes…

“No pictures tonight, but this is the set list from the Meijer Gardens show. AMAZING…..had some rain and a couple of wind gusts but it was a great show. Tonight will be hard knowing they’re only an hour away, but need to spend time with family before they fly home Wednesday morning. Vocals were solid, and the people around us were wonderful……too wound up to sleep.”


We also e-met @sutecides. What an outstanding photo!



Lot’s of great people posted to Instagram. Be sure to like their posts and send a thank you!

Everybody wants to rule the world.✌🏼️#tearsforfears

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Things got a bit wet 🌧🌧 #tearsforfears #meijergardens #change

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More to come!
-TFF Travel Fan Team

Another Hit for Tears for Fears at an iHeart Festival (Sept 2016)

Wow, what a show!!


One of the many things that stood out were the number of people at the event who tweeted and repeated “I had no idea they sang that song!” iHeart put a face to our legendary Rock gods for those who’ve merely been “listening” without devotion. People all over the world were watching online, listening via the iHeart app (sponsored by Tmobile and Twix) and the awestruck faces were priceless as people made the connection. Those folks were outnumbered by the numerous hardcore fans singing with passion and a sway in their step. The crowd was very mixed in age. Seemed to feature a myriad of generations from older teens to grown-ups getting into the groove. They may not have been standing for all of the stars that weekend but people stood up for Tears for Fears and they showed their respect for a few more minutes after the set was over. THAT was epic!

ROCS taking out ear tech…crowd is screaming and applauding…

There is a lot of material from that night including Instagram clips of fans recording the songs to mark the majestic fact that they witnessed it in person as well as YouTube clips that captured the evening. We were told the show will rebroadcast on CW next month. You’ll get to see all of the featured stars and of course experience the magic that is Tears for Fears. It was an excellent set! Huge salute to the fans and audience that stood up and honoured our favourite band of all time.

Photo Highlights



Mad World

Head Over Heels

Sowing the Seeds of Love



Social Highlights *Instagram

#shout #tearsforfears #iheartradio

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#TEARSFORFEARS OMG I'm in heaven ❤❤❤ #80sbaby

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#tearsforfears on stage!!…back in the 80' when i was born #iheartfestival #theplacetobe

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#shout #tearsforfears #iheartradio

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#shout #tearsforfears #iheartradio

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Shout, Tear for Fears!!! #iheartradio #iheartfestival #music #tearsforfears

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#iheartfestival #tearsforfears

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#iheartfestival #tearsforfears

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Mad World…! K.I.L.L.I.N.G. IT!! #Tearsforfears #iheartfestival #music #ifitstooloudgotobed

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Awesome!! Tears for Fears!!! #iheartradio #iheartfestival #tearsforfears

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Tears for Fears #vegas #tearsforfears #iheartfestival #tmobilearena #goodtimes

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And who can forget the Billboard interview that followed?!! HA!!! What did the Good Sir say? Watch and hold on to your big chair, don’t have a drink because it’s a chocking hazard.


Be sure to say thanks to all these great contributors! We’ve connected with quite a few. More to come! We’re on standby for fans who have travel info questions. You can email us on Facebook. We’ve had quite a few inquiries about age requirements for shows and meeting up. It looks like most people are with their spouses and families so we won’t hassle everyone to gather for group photos. We’ll plan something when we’re not so rushed.
-TFF Travel Fan Team