Roland’s Interview With Eric Alper

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Something about Canada. All of my experiences with Canada have been surreal and incredible. The people are awesome and it’s just a fantastic place to visit, particularly Toronto. It’s no surprise that this very warm, somewhat candid, authentic interview featuring Roland happened to be conducted by Eric Alper of the Eric Alper show…a Toronto based broadcast. Loved every minute of it! I hope one day I can explain why this interview means so much to many of us at this very moment. There is a lot going on right now (life events) that pertain to this particular part of the world and it’s steeped in Tears for Fears goodness and angelic coincidences.

The interview is amazing because it’s just so raw and candid…and in some parts Mr. Alper asks Roland questions that a person like one of us might ask out of nervousness and just pure shock that he’s sitting in front of us. There are times when we just completely fan out and it’s so clear that Mr. Alper fanned out in some parts of this and admits that he had some second thoughts about a few of his questions…isn’t that us after every encounter with this man? We’re always like, “Omg, did that really happen? Wait, was my hair tidy?”

But THE BEST PART is his explanation regarding the tops to tails of the band’s history. He does not mention The Ducks, History of Headaches but he starts with Graduate and goes in respectful detail about the band’s rise…and gently addresses parts that are rather painful for some of us to revisit because we know too much due to some interviews that were published back in the 90s. Those interviews have since been removed and some of us, as ridiculous as it may be, have sworn with our lives that we are NOT EVER going to bring up those years when R&C were separated. This was bone crushing for us and though in hindsight we see the benefit of it, those were some emotionally heart wrenching years. Still some of the band’s greatest songs came out of it. Eric touches on all of this eloquently and with a style that NO OTHER interviewer or archivist has mastered.

Have a listen and savour it… some of us were up as early as 5am on a tour day listening to this and just crying. If you already appreciate Tears for Fears to the nth degree you are going to marry their music after listening to this… it’s unreal and so well-done. Again, no one else has explained the history of this band so well.

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Tears for Fears Denver, CO 2017

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Several people made long hauls across the country to go to this show specifically because the venue is just so awesome! Though dedicated strictly to Carrie on Twitter, we appreciate everyone that wrote in and road tripped literally to be there. Some left us photos in our FB inbox. Please send them to our email papasfans at gmail so we can feature you respectfully in this blog with all credit to you and your work. 🙂 FB doesn’t permit photo downloads from the FB inbox.

Big thanks to Carrie for keeping in touch throughout her way to the show!

Shoutout to all the families who make Tears for Fears a family affair!

Again, this venue is awesome. For the few videos we do have from public shares, you’ll hear how well the band sounds…just angelic! Have a listen.

@tearsforfearsmusic #tearsforfears @fiddlersgreenco #fiddlersgreen #shout

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🎶Summer concert days🎶 #fiddlersgreen #darylhallandjohnoates #tearsforfears #sunset

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Shout! #tearsforfears #fiddlersgreen #hallandoates

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Nature and Tears for Fears working together as usual to produce a magnificent evening.

@tearsforfearsmusic never disappoints! #Denver #Colorado #FiddlersGreen

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@tearsforfearsmusic never disappoints! #Denver #Colorado #FiddlersGreen

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@tearsforfearsmusic never disappoints! #Denver #Colorado #FiddlersGreen

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@tearsforfearsmusic never disappoints! #Denver #Colorado #FiddlersGreen

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@tearsforfearsmusic never disappoints! #Denver #Colorado #FiddlersGreen #TFF

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Thanks for reading!
-AA, TFF Travel Fan Moderator

Tears for Fears in Tucson #TFF2017

This show didn’t go as planned for a few fans. Lael will have the full report. There were rumours of people sneaking in and seat hopping in the VIP section. Somehow one fan lost her seat. Not sure how that happened and we’re awaiting the details. But the biggest culprit was the rain…monsoon rain, their words, not ours. Really sad to hear that some fans decided to leave due to the poor weather conditions. It was one of those kind of nights…BUT THE SHOW WAS GOOD!

Kudos to Lael and any others that worked really hard to get tickets for as many as possible for this show. There were lots of tickets still available a week before the concert so hopefully all who wanted to be there did get tickets despite the reported half-hour delay due to the lightning and terrible weather.

For those that had to leave early and miss Tears entirely…let’s have that conversation and work on getting you a better deal in the future and perhaps at a different venue. Outdoor shows in the summer are just scary and unpredictable (and part of the reason MANY on our team sat this one out – we knew it was too risky).
But the band marched on! The reports coming in say the band did great and trudged through, Roland joked about Wellingtons and they did that show with no complaints. Here’s a bit of video and some photos.

Gorgeous, Vivian!

*Vivian is the fan that brought everyone this bit of fun on the social walls

We’ll update this once we get the full story on what happened…
Thanks to Lael, the assistants for those that made special journeys to fulfill dreams of seeing the band and so many more! Very sorry about the rain and the tough conditions. Let’s do over!

Good Times in Glendale, Arizona! TFF 2017

Take a minute to go over to Glendale and remember this show. Few clips here. Still awaiting some shares and submissions from fans on the ground who wrote to say they were going and would share whatever they could get. Bless all who spend time videotaping and capturing cool moments from all of the shows!

EWTRTW

Advice

BIDA

SOL

CREEP

Head over Heels

Shout

The screams at the start are the best part…hear the love!

Thanks for watching! Be sure to like each channel, subscribe and say hello!

Snippets From San Diego – TFF 2017

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Skipping ahead to the San Diego show while fellow fans finish sending in photos and posting. We haven’t a lot of commentary or detailed tales of how we got there and what hotel we stayed in. This tour has been different and long…very long. So, we’re just getting to the point…the music. This post is not much different. We’re sharing some snippets from the show that were shared by many.

MVP of the night is Yara for suffering through the glitches in the ticket system. The amount of work that goes into getting to a show can be unspeakable at times and so any delays at the finish line can send some people into a flat out meltdown. Kudos to all who kept their cool. Heaven knows we want to be at these shows. It’s not a pastime for us, it’s a pilgrimage so we work double hard to make sure as many of us that spend time chatting together online every single day as we have done since 2004 (and some of us before that) get into the venue. Sometimes Lady Carolyn goes as far as to just hand out tickets. This year she literally grabbed security and said help me find someone to give this ticket to…on the second row center. I mean…come one now. We take this very seriously and we could literally do this for a living and not burn out or tire…I’ve spent 34 years listening to this band and I’m not even 40 yet! This is our yearly reunion so for goodness sake, Ticketmaster, AXS, etc…solutions please to these ticket woes!

High Five to all the fellow fans who came out to San Diego and sang with passion to all the songs. Did anyone else notice the magic on Head over Heels? Was that not the remastered version come to life or what? Wow!!!!!! and that crowd…super awesome!

*Dedicated to Yara and that Sd Guy who shared it all! Thank you both!!

Candids of Curt and Roland

and the baby!

EWTRTW

Change

Was gonna add Pale Shelter but someone in the audience was chatty 😦

HOH

Wait, play that again! Whaaat, whaaaat? The Broken version for HOH? Don’t tease, TFF! Keep it up and consider a do over where it wasn’t done before!

Thanks, Yara!!! (Everybody knows Yara! She’s been following for years. She’s a TFFDDer)

Shout

Thanks for reading!
-Andye, TFF Travel Fan Team Moderator

London Loved Tears for Fears (as expected)!

*Dedicated to Valerie!

We’re very grateful to all our Travel Fan friends and loved ones that travelled to London to see the band at Hyde Park. This show sold out so fast several barely got tickets. It was quite warm and someone allegedly “took it all off.” We posted several photos early on including a behind the scenes video and a montage of highlights from the night created by one of our fellow fans whose been with the team since 2004. Merci mille fois a chacun!!! London Rocked!!!

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That sold out sign was slapped on this event in less than a few days…but that’s to be expected! xoxoxo #TearsForFearsForLife

Valerie’s gift to the stateside Travel Fans

EWTRTW

Sowing the Seeds of Love

Creep (do you hear the respectful silence as Roland prepares to sing Creep – now that’s love!)

Change

Pale Shelter

Mad World (hear that crowd)

Head over Heels

SHOUTsounds sooo good!

*These are just some of the cool moments and songs… so much more happens at shows and you really have to be there to see it. It’s something different in every city. The band didn’t seem to be in London very long. Who can blame them, there wasn’t much time to hang out. Big shoutout to Curt’s Brother Mr. S. and neighbour Lady B. who posted really great pictures. While we don’t share family material we did appreciate that sneak peek into a day with their family. How nice! Cheers all! Enjoy the videos and be sure to reach out and be-friend our new friends and contributors!

Thanks for reading!! Be sure to follow @tearsforfears on all platforms! We’re in the home stretch! See you in the newsfeeds! @papasfans

*Before the trip to Brasil, we’ll be making some changes around here, adding on some teams and becoming a unified unit as we hope for a fan conference to come…stick around, it’ll be fun. xo -AA

Tears For Fears – Awesome In Austin

While we collect the gifts from the Tears For Fears France Travel Team, let’s enjoy this nice view from last night 🙂

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Tears for Fears! They still sound exacts the same #meandmybuddy #tearsforfears #atxlifestyle #atx

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Tears for fears covering mad world. #aac #tearsforfears #madworld #concert #dallas #americanairlinesarena #tbt

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I'm having too much fun. 🖤 #tearsforfears

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Tears for Fears! #acllive #tearsforfears #everybodywantstoruletheworld

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Breaking it down…again. #tearsforfears

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#tearsforfears #headoverheels

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#tearsforfears #shout

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#ATX #ACL #TearsForFears #WelcomeToYourLife #EveryBodyWantsToRuleTheWorld

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Be sure to connect with as many people as possible online! Big thanks to all all who share!

-Tears For Fears Travel Fan Team
 

 

 

Tears for Fears Touching the Hearts of Tel Aviv 2017

The phone rang, people emailed, the media reached out… “Are you going to Tel Aviv? Can we speak with you?” Everyone was excited about this show! It was one of the first to be officially announced this year on the grapevine so to speak.

Here’s some footage from that show. Please be sure to reach out, follow and befriend all who are sharing! It’s awesome to build your circle with fellow Tears for Fears fans! Congratulations to Carina Round as she is expecting a child soon. We wish her well.

This post is dedicated to Liran Dan who was so excited about the show and reached out to pour his heart and soul into the greetings for the band. G-d bless you!

טירז פור פירררררררזזזזז. כנראה שבאמת היה כיף באייטיז.. #tearsforfears

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Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Closest Thing to Heaven

Badman’s Song

Break It Down Again

Creep

Sowing the Seeds of Love

Advice (Listen to Tel Aviv sing every word!)

Memories Fade

Mad World (Tel-Aviv was not playin’ around… listen)

Very touching words by Roland and Pale Shelter

Woman in Chains

Head over Heels

Shout

Thanks for watching and reading!
-Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team

Wonderful Washington DC Concert by Tears for Fears

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Tears for Fears Washington Concert was filled with some really cool moments. Many people captured them on video! Here’s what we saw! A very loving crowd, a responsive crowd! Be sure to click through the links and become friends and followers of the channels bringing this to you! We’re just the messenger in this case. Very grateful to all the fans who checked in and said hello!

Opening Intro

Another great angle of EWTRTW

Break It Down Again

SOL

Pale Shelter

ELAHE & Change

Head over Heels (listen to that crowd!!)

Intros and SHOUT!

One of the really cool things about following the band in person and online is you get to see what interest them most. They are human just like the rest of us and enjoy a good walk and stroll through scenic areas of the world. Check out Curt’s tweets from Washington D.C. 🙂

We love these close of show thank you notes!

Thanks for reading!

Birthday Love for Curt in Boston!

So, Curt celebrated his birthday in Boston this year and the coolest part was the crowd singing to him annnnnd his family was there with him! How nice! Crunch Cake Day went off without a hitch!

But first, a little Bath in Boston from a fellow fan who worked hard to get to this show. See her story below.

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Deb, Darby, Pam and others went to the show and had an amazing time! Check out some of these videos from shares online! Reach out to DB519 and say thanks!!! Make a new friend with those who post videos online! These are amazing fellow fans!

Sowing the Seeds

Creep

Head over Heels
*It’s crazy how much this sounds like the actual cassette tape from back in the day. It’s insane really how one can maintain that quality! In most cases, we’ve found they sound even better and they alreadyyyyy were powerful and outstanding… THIS! THIS is why we break our necks and the bank to get to every show. There’s a lot of good energy that just flows like a river at these concerts. You gotta be there to see and feel it!

Shout

Birthday Party in Boston!
*Dear person that sang that with such feeling and emotion (do you hear them? soooo sweet! – And Roland’s nice suave ending! Goodness, get the tissues!)

You can’t miss Ms. Sylvia’s cakes! Every year she outdoes herself with a fine creation that captures the band in detail. Here’s Curt’s 2017 cake! We bet it has crunch toffee inside! Yum to the NTH degree!

And his family of angels showed up!!!

Hope everyone had a blast!

Shoutout to Darby who finally made it to a show after years of almost making it to one. She also had tickets for Canada as well…offered to give them away to fellow fans. What a gem of a friend! Read her story below!

“Bought tickets for a concert at the Capital Theatre in NY last last year (but couldn’t go last minute.. THEN bought tickets at New Market (UK) as I have loads of friends there and was visiting… but again , had to reschedule my trip and gave my premier enclosure tickets away to another fan… THEN bought VIP tickets for the Boston show AND the Montreal tickets (our family has a summer home about two hours away and thought that might work as well).. in the end I can only make the Boston concert.”

Glad she made it!!

Thanks for reading!
-AA, TFF Travel Fan Team