Tears for Fears Concert in the kind city of Kansas City, Missouri

Going out of order here…

Hello Kansas City, MISSOURI!

#tearsforfears #concert #arvestbanktheatre #kansascity

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Amazing night with #tearsforfears #tff2017 #tff #curtsmith #rolandorzabal

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Had such a blast at Tears for Fears tonight! Great show! #tearsforfears

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#tearsforfears was incredible. Roland Orzabal's voice is as amazing as ever.

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Talented! Brilliant! Incredible! Amazing! Showstopping! Spectacular! #tearsforfears

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This is my four leaf clover. #tearsforfears #lyrics #old

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You had me at Orzabal. #tearsforfears #kc #midland

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Tears for Fears #tearsforfears

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Tears For Fear

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Happy Fans!

New Merch!

Videos – Fan R. did well, eh?




Creep (Radiohead Cover)


Thanks to al who shared video and photos! #TourTime #TearsForFears

Let’s start with a cool photo of Roland! Nice work WholeOates

Great photo of Roland!


Tears For Fears @ Bok Centre –
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Legends👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #hallandoates #tearsforfears

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When you're actually achieving your squad goals. #hallandoates #tearsforfears #concertaddiction

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👏🏻Hall and Oates👏🏻#tearsforfears

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Turn it up. #tearsforfears @tearsforfearsmusic #concert #datenight celebrating wrapping up my 2nd Novel.

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Why do I cry?! #tearsforfears

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Great pic of Curt Smith doing his thang w/Carina in the back. #tearsforfears #tulsa #bok

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My boyfriend @rolandt4f looking right at me…such a great show @tearsforfearsmusic !!!!

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Exploring negative space #TearsForFears #MemoriesFade #LEDsculpture #liveshowdesign #GrandMa2 #ClayPaky

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Tears For Fears in Tulsa last night. Amazing show. #tearsforfears #tulsa #bok

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Great voices, haven't aged a day. #tearsforfears #headoverheels #kp

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So many videos from fans – mostly on Instagram. 🙂

Tears for Fears’ Concert Schedule 2017

As a team of  dedicated fans who travel to follow the band, we’ve been gathering and celebrating Tears for Fears for over 2 decades. In the last 7 years (started archiving our travel in 2010), we’ve made a lot of efforts to be inclusive and keep our fellow fans in the know. Some of our fun includes where to meet up for photos, notifications on the band’s prompts to hang out and spend a few minutes with fellow fans and more. Many of us are back on the road again for #Tour2017. Below is an updated list of the full 2017 Tears for Fears concert schedule (global) and those who have checked-in to say where they’ll be during the tour. Cheers-cheers!

Dedicated to Valerie who will be in Arizona and to Katie who cashed out her 401K (not uncommon) to see the band this year. We wish everyone safe travels and a great time!

Air Travel: We suggest Delta or Southwest – please be sure to join their frequent flyer club programs. There is no extra charge and the perks are worth it. In 2014, we were able to use points each time we wanted to see the band. You can earn enough points for free tickets, free hotel stays and more.

4 May Tulsa,Oklahoma @Bok Center
Hotel Get the Bok Center package – it’s the better deal
Several TFF Travel Fans will be present including Carolyn our Midwest rep.

6 May St. Louis, Missouri @ Scottrade Center
TFF Travel Fans: Several including the core Travel Fan team and moderators

8 May – Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
TFF Travel Fans: Robert M.

9 May – Kansas City, Missouri @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Tickets – Premium seats available
Holiday Inn Kansas City Downtown
TFF Travel Fans: B-blaze, Lady Carolyn

11 May – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Tickets: starting at $35
Hotel: several from which to choose, suggested by venue

13 May – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
Tickets market rate is $32 – $126
Hotels Venue has several from which to choose that are very near event

15 May – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
Tickets market rate is $35 – $300+
Hotel aLoft has a shuttle, it is listed as the first choice
TFF Travel Fans: Todd S., Lori

17 May – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
Tickets prices range and can get into the 1000s if you use the third party site
Hotel Hilton is your best bet price wise…

18 May – Ft Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
Tickets $46 – $180+
Hotel Holiday Inn – it’s very close to venue and reasonably priced
TFF Travel Fans: Becky M.

20 May – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Tickets up to $129 – VIP packages are more (but should be the same as H&Os offer)
Hotel aLoft!

*Becky M’s extra tickets are sold for this show.

*Congrats Susan B and her daughter on winning the tickets to the show!

21 May – Louisville Kentucky @ Louisville Palace
TFF Travel Fans: Becky M.

22 May – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
TicketsTickets $35 – $391
Hotel The Blackwell Inn is the official hotel. Tell them you are booking b/c of the show!
TFF Travel Fans: Becky M.

24 May – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Tickets VIP are still available in section 3 (Curt & Charlton’s side)
Hotel Omni Nashville Hotel is really nice!

27 May – Philadelphia, PA @ Hoagie Nation Festival/ Learn more about this festival
Tickets – get the VIP!
Hotel (still trying to figure this one out! wth!)                                                                                  TFF Travel Fans: Deb C.

5 June – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena

9 June – Orlando, FL @ Amway CenterAmway Center
TFF Travel Fans: Melissa M.

10 June Jacksonville, Florida @ Daily’s Place

11 June – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
Tickets (up to $129)
Hotel (This venue is 35 mins from Atlanta – you need to stay in Duluth, not Atlanta if you want an easy to commute to the show – tweet @andyeisthenews for additional info)

13 June – Pittsburg, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Tickets & Hotel – the Cabria is the official hotel of the venue

14 June – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
Hotel Sheraton Hotel was the official hotel last year

16 June – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
Hotel use booking code ‘FRONTROW’ when booking at the Ace
TFF Travel Fans: Rachael, Pam R., Cindy

17 June – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Tickets $35 – $430
TFF Travel Fans: Bob, Deb, Deb C.

21 June – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
Tickets *You need a valid US passport to attend this show as an American unless you already live in Quebec. The site is in French. Please contact Andye @AndyeIsTheNews if you need a translation or leave at note with @papasfans.

22 June – Montreal, Canada @Place des Arts
Tickets: (on sale Friday May 5th)
Hotel (*Remember you need a passport to travel here if you’re not a citizen of Canada. The law changed and a drivers license is no longer enough ID to enter the country. If you are driving over, dispose of any unlawful items in advance or they will ask you to declare them at border patrol.)

24 June – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Hotel – Show your ticket at the hotel and get 30% off the best available rate!
TFF Travel Fan: Lady Deb, Pam R.

26 June – Washington DC @ Verizon Center
Hotel – please book now at the rate of $213 – I can’t guarantee this price later/closer to the date of the show… it’s crucial you book now while the rate is still low…
TFF Travel Fans: Donna R.

5 July Tel Aviv, Israel @ Menora-Mivtachim Arena (former Nokia Arena)
(see original post via link above, not much info has changed)
TFF Travel Fan: Tai (TBD)

8 JulyLondon, England @ British Summer Time in Hyde Park
TFF Travel Fan Legacy Team: Lady Angela and Lady Kath  TBD: Nathalie de France

*If anyone has an extra ticket to this show, let us know. It is sold out and we still have very loyal fans who were not able to get in on the early deals. Tweet @papasfans or email us on Facebook if you have any extra tickets. Open to paying market rate.

11 July – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Tickets VIP packages available…same as on H&O site

12 July – Austin, Texas @Moody Theatre ACL Live
Tickets Gen Am standing tickets are in front of the stage. Most of us want these for proximity’s sake…but again it’s Gen Am. You’ll need to be there early and line-up.
Hotel – use the same hotels that are used for the festivals…Hyatt preferably.
TFF Travel Fans: Dian, Michael L.

13 July – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Hotel St. Anthony or Grand Hyatt are what we suggest
TFF Travel Fans: Dian, Becky

15 July – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green
*Use the info from 2015

17 July – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
TFF Travel Fans: Lael and Valerie!


Valerie is ready to meetup and give some band fan hugs!

19 July – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center Arena

TFF Travel Fans: Rise, SnapHappy Pam, Lady K

21 July – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Hotel It’s Vegas, stay at the Mirage!
TFF Travel Fans: Penny, TBD: Becky, Alex, Lael, SnapHappy Pam, Andye

23 July – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
TFF Travel Fans: Rise

25 July – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
TFF Travel Fans: Penni, Lady J, Lady K, Lael, SnapHappyPam

28 & 29 July – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
TFF Travel Fans: Yvette & Family, Artemisa and Jolene B. TBD: Andye, Kai, Carri, Yvette, SnapHappy Pam, Penni, Lady K and Lady J

*Ticket for sale: Floor – Row 15 – conact @qtcdior28 on Twitter

22 SeptemberRio de Janeiro -Rockin’ Rio Concert Series (Day 4)
Tickets (this is in English for our general audience – se voce queria Portuguese, escerve a Andye o Marcio).
Hotel: contact Marcio – get his advise for the entire trip!
TFF Travel Fans: Marcio Campos (Team Lead), Vivian

*Hotel indicates a suggested accommodation that has worked for us as Tears for Fears Travel Fans in the past. Names listed as TFF Travel Fans are those that usually frequent shows in that location, have checked-in or have been helpful to fellow fans travelling to those cities and venues. As always, please feel free to leave a message on our TFF Travel Fans and Kooks page on Facebook or Twitter @papasfans.

Live discussion on Facebook

Follow on Twitter: @tearsforfears, @curtsmith, @rolandtff, (for travel fan info: @papasfans)

Thanks for reading!

-TFF Travel Fan Team

Thank you, Alan Griffiths

There are so many supportive people behind, beside and even in front of Tears for Fears. Sadly, too many are practically invisible. Those we do get to see such as road crew, managers, family (from time to time) and others that slip in and out of view as we approach the venues and stages or steal a minute of the band’s time in a hotel lobby, are extremely important. It’s hard to count the number of people that truly make “Tears for Fears” a memorable, amazing entity and experience, be it in person or online. A visible and beloved person in this myriad of TFF members was Alan Griffiths. He was a key component, genius and mastermind in the making of Elemental, Raoul and the Kings of Spain plus the timeless Tomcats Screaming Outside (Roland’s solo album). Fans acknowledged him a lot, we appreciated him. He was so important to these aforementioned works. Learning of his unexpected passing from Roland this morning left several of us very sick and disturbed. There are few things worse than losing a loved one or a musician. Alan Griffiths was both.

Thank You Mr Griffiths

Tim Palmer, another person that is interwoven with Tears for Fears and a person we also consider a band member, wrote on his FB wall today the below. We didn’t include his profile because we are so dedicated to giving the band privacy. Just know that this was a portion of what Mr. Palmer expressed.

Tim Palmers Words (2)

From Tim Palmer

“This is beyond a loss, it’s just tragic…he was a big part of why so many of us love the band. He, too, was Tears for Fears. This is a really sad moment…really sad.” -A. Andinha, Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team moderator

…so you see….an alumni/member of Tears for Fears passed away today. This is hard. This is a day we’ve dreaded and feared for years. It happened today. Let us comfort each other and be very supportive of one another and remember to continue to be appreciative, loving and supportive of ALL members of the band. Each person plays a huge role and has brought and continues to bring us to a place and state of bliss combined with a euphoric happiness time and time again. We’re grateful for Mr. Griffiths’ work and just like Roland said,  he will be missed. Thank you, Alan Griffiths. Thank you so much for your time and dedication to art and a band that has carried us through so much of our lives. We pray we see you again when the saints go marching in. Amen.


DD Horns Album Release Party

DD Horns album release party will take place this weekend! This is the band of the awesome Mr. Moyer and we’re thrilled to support him and his work. One of our collaboration wishes is to have DD Horns open for Tears for Fears on a future tour. We’re just throwing that out into the Universe…that and Skittles showers…we are all about that life!


We’ve been talking about Mr. Moyer since his appearance with the band back in 2014 at the Wiltern as the saxophonist for The Working Hour. His contribution and time with the band that evening left a lasting impact and we’re stuck on him and his music. It’s awesome. If you’re Los Angeles this weekend, this is the place to be…with DD Horns! Check out the information and be sure to get there early!


Follow: @DDHorns on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

And of course follow @tearsforfears because you never know when these two may collab again…you don’t want to miss that info!



Tears for Fears 2017 North America


It’s official! As mentioned early yesterday, the band will tour with Hall and Oates beginning in May of this year. AA met Hal and Oates while working at CNN International and the concert was a true “experience.” So, keep that in mind, you’re going to have more than a good time! Below are the dates of the tour. Many of the venues are places Tears for Fears played in 2016. Others are new places such as Duluth GA’s Infinite Energy Arena (which is actually Atlanta but a suburb/adjacent city that is 45 mins from Atlanta’s city center – we’ll go into full detail on each city in the coming weeks). Pre-sale for those who subscribe to Tears for Fears’ newsletter go on sale Monday (check your inbox for code). Tickets go on sale starting Tuesday for various card holders.

Subcribers – Monday: please visit, www.tearsforfears.com, click on tour dates and pick the show you wish. If you’re having trouble with scrolling down, the Hall and Oates All Access membership page (yes, it’s just under $30) will allow you to buy pre-sale tickets. VIP is about $300- $400 per ticket and comes with a huge gift bag FILLED with stuff. You also get to sit in the first few rows just like we did with the band’s friends Duran Duran.



9 May – Kansas City, Missouri @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
11 May – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
13 May – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
15 May – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
17 May – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
18 May – Ft Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
20 May – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
22 May – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
24 May – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
27 May – Philadelphia, PA @ Hoagie Nation Festival
5 June – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
9 June – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
11 June – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
13 June – Pittsburg, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
16 June – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
17 June – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
19 June – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
21 June – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
24 June – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
26 June – Washington DC @ Verizon Center
7 July – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
12 July – Austin, Texas @Moody Theatre ACL Live
13 July – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
15 July – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green
17 July – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
19 July – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center Arena
21 July – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
23 July – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
25 July – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
28 & 29 July – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

*Tears for Fears will also be in Israel, UK and Brasil this year. Dates are noted in the blog and our social media sites.

Meet n’ Greets… we’ve had over 50 people request to meet the band. Just remember, we’re not in charge of who goes backstage. It’s usually a surprise to us. So work through your venues to get VIP options and of course keep an eye out for #RollCall tags in updates. When you see that, it means we have gained access to something cool for those travelling to see the band. More info on the way as we get tour preparations underway!

Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team @papasfans

365 Days of Magno – Tears for Fears Fans In Music


Many of our fellow Tears for Fears Travel Fan team members know of Michael Roland Magno because we mention his amazing work and those with which he has collaborated over the years. He and his band opened for America back in 2008. The band in which he is the lead singer has toured with Little Feat. He is always in demand in Atlanta and…loves Tears for Fears!

Michael Magno, or “Magno” to his adoring fans and family, is certainly one of the people we hope the band will collaborate with in the near future. He is always asked and recommended by top musicians as one of the best openers for events. The music and musicians he has in his circle are strong, powerful and talented young men and women. Everything he does is top quality!

The motto of the Tears for Fears travel fans is 365 Days a Year of Tears for Fears. That means there’s not a day that goes by that we are not discussing, thinking about or doing something related to TFF. Magno recently took on a challenge, 365 songs for 2017. Day 6 of the year, Michael featured EWTRTW, the very song several of our travel fan team saw him sing in 2008 upon first meeting this great musician. We think he did a great job and we appreciate him highlighting the band in his show of appreciation of great musicians this year. Hopefully we’ll see him on tour in the future with Tears for Fears. That’s our wish!


Check out more of the awesome and super kind, easy-going, ultra talented and award-winning, MAGNO with these links below. Care to follow? Tell him the Tears for Fears Travel fan team sent ya! He follows back! p.s. He’s Filipino-American, fits right in with us yeah? #PhilsKooks rejoice. He’s one of us!

Twitter: @mrmagnomusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrmagnomusic/?fref=ts

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOOSgiiXqgLhCrGtFL-AShg

Website: http://magnomusic.com/

Tears for Fears Concert Confirmation: Tel Aviv


Yes, we knew about two weeks or more ago, no we couldn’t say anything until the band tweeted it first. You know that’s the rule. But we’ve got your hotel and flight info for those who are looking to make the trip. This post is dedicated to Jonathan Livnat’s cousin who has been waiting to see the guys for a very long time. Wishing his cousin the best and hopefully a handshake and photo with the guys. Long time coming…

So, here’s the info. Tears for Fears will be in concert on the 5th of July in Tel Aviv, nation of Israel. There is a substantial VIP section for this show and it is worth it. Good seats are still available so do try to get one of these. Average price is good too. For approx 800 shekel ($225 USD) you can get 6th row Roland or Curt’s side.

Now, about Tel Avivwe know musicians there, not everyday people. So this was a bit of a challenge for us because most of our friends who lived there now live here in the United States. We’re relying on them for tips to navigate the city.

That flight though… you might want to plan a whole holiday around this one because Delta is in the 1000s on a roundtrip. This is a holiday week in the United States and flights will not be cheap. You can see them on Delta.com and or check with your favourite carrier.

Hotels: Due to the flight price, we’re not going for anything too costly, please see the Yam Hotel in Tel Aviv. You’re looking at about $1,000 USD to be there for a week and we think it’s worth it. Let us know via FB email if this isn’t working for you. We have a few travel fans already in the area who may be able to assist with a better suggestion. Heck, knowing how we are, you may end up staying with one for the week. We’re all rather chummy like that.

Ground Transportation: Use Uber – no questions asked. This is going to be the more reliable option. If you want to book a driver for the week, we can discuss it via email.

Meet and Greets: We’ve heard absolutely nothing on this thus far. We’ll be sure to tweet via #RollCall if any opportunities arise. Our inbox and text messages prove that many there wish to shake the guys’ hands. Hope this helps! We’ll be in touch with more info as it comes in and is okay to share.

– Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team @papasfans



Tears for Fears Concert Reminder: British Summer Time Hyde Park


Yep! They sold out. We saw that coming. But, there’s always a miracle and a silver lining when it comes to anything related to Tears for Fears. The group Event Travel has a number of packages from which to pick that will help you achieve the experience for which you are looking.

We’re going to skip our normal list of accommodations and go strictly with theirs. Why? Because you’re gonna need it. When going abroad for concerts it’s best to find package holidays and deals so that you are not overspending and you get something that is all inclusive. If you seriously do not want to do these packages, contact @papasfans and we’ll email you personally with suggestions, ground transportation and other info in case you’ve already booked your ticket and don’t need any of the below.

If not, click here and get your money’s worth!

HUGE THANKS to THE KILLERS’ media team for being so on top of everything and getting information out! Much appreciated!


*Update: hotel packages are sold out so if you need one we suggest these which are near the train and can get you to other places you need to go while you’re staying in the city… 

The Cumberland/Hotel Cumberland: Great Cumberland Place, Westminster Borough, London, W1H 7DL, United Kingdom

Hotel Mercure: 8-14 Talbot Sq, Paddington, Westminster Borough, London, W2 1TS, United Kingdom

Hotel Grosvenor – this is sold out but check back with them periodically because it’s managed by a great team – 86 Park Lane, Westminster Borough, London, W1K 7TN, United Kingdom

-Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team @PapaSFans

Drummer Genius – Jamie Wollam’s New Website


We love to keep track of and follow musicians that work with Tears for Fears. We’re thrilled the band’s drummer, Jamie Wollam (The Drummer Genius – that’s what we call him as do others), has a new site. Now we can wallow all in Mr. Wollam’s world as we know it’ll be filled with updates and cool information. Thanks are in order here to Dion and Paula Smith who worked hard to make sure this actually happened.

Be sure to visit: http://www.jamiewollam.com/ and follow along on all social platforms to see the latest cool news. Jamie is so much fun and one of the nicest people on the planet. Don’t take advantage of that by sending him a list of wishes but be sure to yell his name and say hey when you see him out on tour! 🙂

Thanks for reading!
@papasfans Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team