Tears for Fears at BellyUp (SOLD OUT)

This is what some of us will have to do given the show sold out before many even knew about it.
This is what some of us will have to do given the show sold out before many even knew about it.

One fan said it best, the email went out from the venue and with lightening speed the tickets were gone. The show SOLD OUT. There is a rumor that third party ticket holders on sites like Craig’s List may have tickets. As impossible as it will be for many, let’s try to focus on the positives here.

-Venue by the beach
-Reasonably priced tickets
-This show is in walking distance from several travel fans (Yay Lady K)

The negatives for others are the same…no advanced notice…again. We’ll address these concerns in late December. We are hoping to find out why there is such a short turnaround this year…after several successful years of advanced notices. Many thanks to SK and Lady K for the heads up. This show is legit. It is happening. Chin up!

About The Venue
BellyUp – has other branches of restaurants and sister locations. It is located at Solano Beach and is described as very intimate with not a bad seat in the house. For those with tickets, arrive on time.

Suggested Accomodations
Suggested Accomodations

Accommodations – We suggest Courtyard Marriott. Click here to book. If you need other suggestions or have special circumstances please reach out to us via FB email.

Fan MeetUps & Party -TBD
Roland joked the after party was at Lady K’s, but please do not follow her home Lol. One of our travel fan team will be in touch if anything ‘fan official’ or fan generated will take place. It’s always fun to hang out with fellow TFF fans pre and post show. That’s how this family started and the band is thankfully amused.

Enjoy the show,

What the heck do you mean it's sold out? Arrgghh!
What the heck do you mean it’s sold out? Arrgghh!

Tears for Fears In the Media: Extra Videos, Interviews & Other Band Shares

Archive of Bespoke, Popular and Informative Interviews with Tears for Fears, Curt Smith, Roland Orzabalfrom 2010 forward (contributions from Chris Wave included – thank you Chris!) *We’re updating this continuously.

September KCRW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roE7-lECtOs (studio session)
September Deutsche Radio Press (video)
TBC Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Late Show / Stephen Colbert) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI2kJzIqUlo
Break The Man (Late Show / Stephen Colbert)
The Tipping Point [LIVE @ SiriusXM] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRRLxxoc36k
Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Count Down) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBi2WeBBvpQ
Closest Thing To Heaven (Des and Mel) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbXiv_PbApk
Q2 TFF Travel Fan Update features all the media from The Tipping Point promotional appearances and requests from media for the band to interview and perform.


Interview with Tess Vigeland of Marketplace fame
Click here to watch & listen

Spotify Project – Village Studios Los Angeles (??)
Shared by: Bada$$ in the heels

Creep Audio from session shared by Sherlock Silver Kitty –  Click here to listen/read

Everybody wants to Rule the World Jimmy Kimmel Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyzI2DMBxOo

Comedy Bang Bang -Hilarious Interview featuring @reggiewatts @rolandtff & @curtsmith along with the #PieMinister and spectacular host of the show.
Shared by: Silver Kitty, later by the show itself
Online Twitter Party hashtag: #CBB http://www.earwolf.com/episode/pie-quiz-with-tears-for-fears/
Click Here To Listen
Click here to watch (set age gate off)

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Animation by Manami – Tears for Fears in R’s new video.

Kevin and Bean Show -Radio, Los Angeles
Shared by: Silver Kitty and later by @kevinandbean
Subject: KROQ & more
Click Here to Listen:

Roland on the BBC speaking about his novel ‘Sex Drugs & Opera: There’s Life After Rock N’ Roll’
Shared by network
Online Twitter convos: #SDO
Click Here to Listen

Curt Smith on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show

How Tears for Fears made ‘Mad World’
Click Here To Read

Curt Smith Post Gravity Summit
Posted by: JW Najarian

Curt Smith – One of the most highly followed musicians on Twitter
Mentions: Zoe Keating – @zoecello

Wear it with pride! TFF Swag
Wear it with pride! TFF Swag

Reference, Extras: For those catching up with the band, be aware that the band released ELAHE ’04

*Big thanks to Chris Wave for helping compile the list of TV appearances of the band.

Everybody Loves a Happy Ending (ELAHE)
Featuring: Adam Weissler

Live on The Oxford Road Show for BBC – 26/11/82

The Tube – Interview (1983) and live (15/03/85)
Wogan – EWTRTW – 13/03/85
Wogan – Sowing The Seeds Of Love 1989
Tears for Fears – The Working Hour (BBC ‘Wogan’ – 11.12.85)
Mad World – Top Of The Pops 14/10/82 and 18/11/82
Change – Top Of The Pops 03 February 1983
Pale Shelter – Top Of The Pops 28 April 1983
The Way You Are – Top Of The Pops 08 December 1983 / 22 December 1983
Mothers Talk – Top Of The Pops 16 August 1984 / 30 August 1984
Shout – Top Of the Pops 03 January 1985
Head Over Heels – Top Of The Pops 04/07/1985
Everybody Wants – Top Of The Pops 28 March 1985 / 11 April 1985
Break It Down Again – Top Of The Pops 27 May 1983
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (1986) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNz-aGmddNo
Tears for Fears – Woman in Chains [1989] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc4t4bWdiDI
Tears For Fears – 1985 Head Over Heels – Live Montreux Switzerland
Tears For Fears – The Way You Are (Pop Carnival 1983) – live at Brunel University
American Bandstand 102:85 Tears For Fears Interview (Dick Clark interviews Tears For Fears on American Bandstand
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Kenny Everett Show ’85)
Tears For Fears – Woman In Chains (ft. Oleta Adams, Live on French TV, 1995) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyTRLuYrrXg
14/10/1982 Mad World
18/11/82 Mad World
03-Feb-83 Change
28-Apr-83 Pale Shelter
27 May 1983 Break It Down Again
08-Dec-83 The Way You Are
22-Dec-83 The Way You Are
16-Aug-84 Mothers Talk
30 August 1984 Mothers Talk
03 January 1985 Shout
04/07/1985 Head Over Heels
28-Mar-85 Everybody Wants To Rule The World
11-Apr-85 Everybody Wants To Rule The World
26/11/82 Live on The Oxford Road Show for BBC
1982 Mad World (Generation 80) (Belgium) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKw_eykarFo
1983 The Way You Are (Pop Carnival) – live at Brunel University
1983 The Tube – Interview
1983 Pale Shelter + Ideas As Opiates (Live) TFF performing Live on TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t8guZBiXDA
1983 Pale Shelter (Riva del Garda, Italy) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHwIkHU4jGM
1983 Change (studio playback at Sotto le Stelle) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKX_O6nVtgw
1983 Change TopPop (Holland) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAxG4jd7_a4
1983 Change – (Saint Vincent) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeHJ7EA6-sU
August 1984 Hold Tight – Mothers Talk
1984 Mothers talk live (Flashlights)
13/03/1985 Wogan – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
15/03/1985 The Tube – Live
11.12.85 Wogan – The Working Hour
1985 Interview (Dick Clark interviews Tears For Fears on American Bandstand
1985 Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Kenny Everett Show)
1985 Head Over Heels – Live Montreux Switzerland
1985 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Hit Studio Japan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJEyGAsUPTI
1989 Wogan – Sowing The Seeds Of Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNz-aGmddNo
1989 Sowing The Seeds of Love à Sacrée soirée https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrHOuOusS-A
1995 Woman In Chains (ft. Oleta Adams, Live on French TV) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyTRLuYrrXg
2005 Secret World (Breakfast with the Arts) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A46fckIU8JQ
2006 Woman in Chains (live) (Night of the Proms – Antwerp, Belgium) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vur84FiWAnc
Shout (live) (Night of the Proms – Antwerp, Belgium) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI9lo5BRJmg

Curt Smith & Fellow Stars Supporting Taylor Smith

All-Star cast supports Taylor Smith.
All-Star cast supports Taylor Smith.
This Sunday, 23 November, 2014 at Vitellos Restaurant, Curt Smith and several wonderful stars & supporters will lend their talents and love for an amazing cause, the recovery of the beloved Taylor Smith. We’ve had this young lady in our prayers for several weeks now. As mentioned in our annual #TeamCS holiday notice, sweet Taylor could use our help as she reaches 100% healing.

A part of the efforts will be a wonderful evening of ‘Thanks & Giving‘ for this worthy cause. We love to celebrate youth. We support them 100% and so do these stars, inclusive of the award winning Jason Alexander (many will remember him from Seinfeld, top broadway musicals and much more), Wilson Philips (another award winning music favourite of many of us), the awesome Asdru Sierra of OzoMatli and Joan Ryan. Together they’ll entertain fellow supporters of Taylor’s recovery. Curt will perform 3 songs.

Curt Smith will perform 3 songs alongside an All Star team supporting Taylor Smith
Curt Smith will perform 3 songs alongside an All Star team supporting Taylor Smith
Showing Support From Afar
The flyer is here. We ask all to be respectful and remember this is a fundraiser. You can send your support using this link or by reaching out to the Taylor Smith page on Facebook. Be sure to like Vitello’s restaurant on Facebook as well. Perhaps leave a kind message of support for the event. https://www.facebook.com/vitellosrestaurant

Many thanks for taking time to read, RT and share the donation link. We know that the Smith family (both Curt’s, Taylor and her family plus friends) will appreciate it. We look forward to her full recovery and to rejoice with her in the future. Blessings and peace be upon Taylor and all who support her.


ICYMI – Tears for Fears – JKL – Mini Concert

We wait for this moment...it is EVERYTHING!
We wait for this moment…it is EVERYTHING!

We were there in person, remotely, in spirit and every other way possible that a fan can partake in the joyous festival that is a Tears for Fears show. Our travel fan friends, Jaynie, Lady K and several others were on the ground getting photos and relaying them to fans worldwide. With viewing confirmation updates from the UK, France and of course stateside, many took part in this event pre and post show. We are so happy for opportunities like these and fellow travel fans like those from around the globe!

Looking like royals, Curt and Roland, accompanied by the Tears for Fears team: Charlton, Carina, Doug and Mr. Nick, treated attendees to several favourites and it’s all on video. Let these archives speak for themselves! We’re all absolutely thrilled that everything went well.

Before we let it roll, shoutout to Sherlock Silver Kitty CD, Cams and others who went out of their way to try and make it to the show. From those who dared trying to catch last minute flights and then turn around and get back to the East Coast by morning (Andye & a couple of others who just “had a fan moment”) to the teams’ members on the ground in L.A. holding the extra tickets, MANY WORKED HARD (i.e. Joyce A of the Philippines) to contribute to this excursion and all are to be commended. THANK YOU!

Thank you supportive husbands and wives!
Thank you supportive husbands and wives!

Lady K’s experience:
We walked to the studio from our hotel and saw Charlton strolling down Hollywood Blvd. I said, “hi and good luck.” We arrived an hour early and heard soundcheck from outside. I met a girl who apparently met RO and CS a few hours earlier as they were pulling in. She had a photo with them. Why do I always miss these opportunities? Hehe. I was so excited because I heard Badman’s Song and Creep. You know how much we love Badman’s Song live! RO had on a leather coat hence the “leather” reference on twitter. The band hung side stage for awhile as they were directed to go on live. This is when I snuck a wave to RO from side stage. They sounded beautiful. It was nice not to be allowed to take videos for the first few songs because I could just soak in the music. I didn’t take many videos because I just wanted to enjoy the music. My husband and I were right in front of Roland. They played EWTRW, SSOL, Secret World, Pale Shelter, HOH. The crowd screamed for an encore but since this wasn’t a normal concert they didn’t do one. We were super excited though because apparently other bands are gone after two songs. TFF were cool enough to play 5!

Thanks Lady K for your recap! We’re all about the fan experiences~!!

Well worth the wait, ...getting sneak peeks before the show!
Well worth the wait, …getting sneak peeks before the show!

Here’s Lady J’s experience ~ Dedicated to Kim T & Sheila “SheeShee”
So to start off as I got to the line to get in I saw a Kimmel staff (I thought) standing off to the side and asked her if it was the start of the line (as it was quite disorganized). I then realized that she was waiting in line like the rest of us and she introduced herself. I instantly knew she was a friendly and warm fan unlike some who were cordial but mostly kept to themselves. There wasn’t anyone that I recognized from Facebook/Twitter-doms so went back to talk to the lady I had met and was thrilled to find we knew a mutual friend – Andye! I was so shocked that I finally found someone from social media there that I was speechless for a bit. I was so elated to meet her! I told her “you’re Lady K!” We commiserated about how we missed Andye being there and wished she could have made it (she was at the airport, unable to get the flight she needed to make it in time). We hung out together with her husband (what a patient and supportive man) and caught many sneak peeks in between the fence (see picture) while they did their sound check!

It was pure bliss while we heard them go through their songs! After they opened the gates, we split up ~ Katie in front of Roland and me in front of Curt. We were told we were in for a treat as they played a total of 5 songs (as Katie described above) whereas the majority of bands who play there play only 2 songs and leave. I’m very appreciative that TFF were so considerate to their fans by playing so many songs for us even though the main point was to be there to film the Kimmel show. We relished the evening so much and the fans showed them much love! Was thrilled to meet new fan friends and hope to one day meet all of them who are on social media near and far!

Lady K and Lady J! Thank you for your TFF Travel Fan contributions!
Lady K and Lady J! Thank you for your TFF Travel Fan contributions!


Yay, Roland had a good time!
Yay, Roland had a good time!


Everyone, enjoy!

1st up, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears – Jimmy Kimmel Live (Courtesy JKL Production)

“Sowing the Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears – Jimmy Kimmel Live (Courtesy JKL Production)

“Pale Shelter” by Tears for Fears – Jimmy Kimmel Live (courtesy – Angelolugo77)

“Secret World” by Tears for Fears – Jimmy Kimmel Live (courtesy – Angelolugo77)


also included that night…
Head Over Heels (snippet from Tears for Fears Brasil) Be sure to check out the Tears for Fears Brasil page for a few more video snippets and photos! Muito obrigada a equipe la pra seus partagems! Also, Big Shoutout to Lady K’s husband who is very tolerant of our fan habits. Gotta love a supportive spouse!

Tears for Fears - Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 -Making Dreams Come True
Tears for Fears – Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 -Making Dreams Come True

Thanks for reading!

We’ll add additional photos here… starting with the Good Man Curt Smith by Lady J.

Curt Smith (courtesy Lady J)
Curt Smith (courtesy Lady J)
Roland (by Lady J)
Roland (by Lady J)

The Season of Giving ~ Tears for Fears Fans’ Annual Holiday Givings

Pabst is not just about music, it's about helping musicians too!  photo courtesy  - travel fan team member attending Pabst
Pabst is not just about music, it’s about helping musicians too! photo courtesy – travel fan team member attending Pabst

Without preaching to the choir, we know there are tons in the world who get paused by life. Some have been highlighted by Good Man Curt Smith. It’s time to take a moment and just see what we can do to help those who need a hand.

Some cases may seem more severe than others, some more tragic…but they ALL need attention. Members of #TeamCS – a group that started in 2010 supporting Curt’s participation in a charity to help the earthquake victims in Haiti -encourage everyone to give what you can this year to the group in need of your choice. There is a list below of past charities and orgs to which we have contributed or donated. You may have some to which you donate and we’d love to hear about them too.

We never know when we’ll need a helping hand. As much as we plan and work hard to ‘hold it together’ things go awry and often are out of our control. Sometimes one’s savings isn’t enough to pull through in the hard times. Please consider those who need to be uplifted during their time of distress. Make November and December a month of charitable donations in the amount you can afford. If you do donate, tweet us @papasfans, we’d love to RT and encourage others to join the causes.

Photo from news clippings posted by Curt Smith
Photo from news clippings posted by Curt Smith

2014 List
Taylor Smith – progress is being made, thanks to any who may have donated to this young lady when we first posted about it. Read more and consider a donation. She has approximately 100 days of treatment covered but reports are saying it will take about 2years for a full recovery. We want to see her at 100%. Our prayers are with her. Let’s envision her healthy and well.

Maceo – We continue to give and will give until our funds run dry. Visit http://www.standwithmaceo.com to see how you can help.

Maceo's mum sends these great notes on his progress.
Maceo’s mum sends these great notes on his progress.

Tory Burch Foundation – This organisation is outstanding. Find out why by clicking this link or copying and pasting the below URL into your browser. http://www.toryburchfoundation.org

Angel Tree -Several TeamCS members have purchased gifts for this program. Click here to learn more.

Please also consider
The American Cancer Society
Education Funds/Scholarships
Music Programs/Musician Assistance
Taylor’s calling – helping musicians w/drug addictions
PabLove Foundation – Cancer Warriors

We wish everyone a safe holiday season, please think of others as you travel and may glad tidings and good energy be with you.

Feel encouraged to love!
Feel encouraged to love!

Thanks for reading, thanks for donating!

Tears for Fears In Concert – Vegas Baby!

It's a very nice resort!
It’s a very nice resort!

Curt Smith had mentioned during a chat (can’t remember if it was offline – pardon if this is sharing too much) something about Vegas. Well, as he is known to do, he made good on his word! This is technically not a tour, so…we’re legit on the fact that the band has committed to everything they said they’d do (i.e. that’s it for 2014). This is a bonus and  oooohh how lovely it is!

On Saturday, the 13th of December, Tears for Fears will have a concert at Palms Casino Resort. Pre-sale for these tickets is the 11th of November (next Tuesday). Password is BIGCHAIR. Click here to buy tickets.

We suggest you stay at the resort. Buy your plane tickets now not later as some of us have been burned by the high prices to Los Angeles. If you have questions about the airport, how it works, etc. Email us, respond, etc. We’ve done that route many times. The later you wait, the higher the ticket price. So, if you think you can make it, book no later than Tuesday (after you have secured your concert ticket of course). Yes, this is near the holidays…it could touch into gift funds, etc. Think of this as a gift to yourself!

*Bonus News from Silver Kitty* Tears for Fears will appear on the annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas.  If you are going to the Vegas show you may want to stick around the west coast and head over to L.A. the next day. Tickets for the show will be announced soon. We’ll update here.
*Update* – the KROQ show is now sold out but a few local radio shows associated with KROQ were giving away tickets in various contests and sweepstakes.

Let’s MeetUp!
So, one of our dear travel fans, Alfredo, has been so kind to scope out some great cool spots in the Palm. The plan is to meetup for drinks on Saturday afternoon well in advance of the show. It looks like more fans will be arriving on Saturday morning/midmorning than Friday so no Friday night dinner this time but instead hanging out from 12pm-3pm at the Casino bar.

To RSVP – send an FB email to the ‘Tears for Fears & Kooks’ fan generated page with an email and or phone number where you can be reached. Your name will be placed on a list (for the purpose of having a headcount). You will be contacted the week of the event by one of your fellow travel fans and again that Friday evening and Saturday morning as a reminder and with any updates or changes.

Location: Palm Casino
Cost: no charge- everyone can buy drinks from the bar at their leisure
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
RSVP by FB email
What to expect: Opportunity to make new friends and mingle.

Thanks for reading!


Coming Up Next: Jimmy Kimmel Live ftr Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears will appear on Jimmy Kimmel 12 November.
Tears for Fears will appear on Jimmy Kimmel 12 November.

So, you got tickets to go see Tears for Fears on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the cool concert to follow at the venue… Congrats! This is not easy! It’s a lottery. So many sat with anxiety praying they’d actually get the tickets. There is one other site 1oita.com that can help you get tickets to his show (if you want to try again for a future show or if you’re in the area). When the band was on JKL some years ago, fans did attend. We do not have any reviews or travel fan accounts of that other than the YouTube videos we featured in our TBT’s Deja Vu post. But you can guarantee this is worth it and will be fun!

What To Expect
Arrive early! Be on time and read the information given to you very carefully. Any email correspondence and other details MUST be read as there are, every now and again, updates. So, again, can’t stress this enough…READ YOUR CORRESPONDENCE. For detailed reviews on how JKL works from a fan/attendee perspective please click here and read the experiences of those who have gone more than once.

Tears for Fears in Concert -Gold Baby, Gold!
Tears for Fears in Concert -Gold Baby, Gold!

The Concert
There is a concert as part of the show! It may not be a full set but it’s a concert nonetheless and that’s worth its weight in gold. Again, arrive on time and get in line early because eventhough we have read through info, etc it’s not clear to us just yet the seating and who enters the concert area first, etc. One guy arrived at 1:45pm in the past (to be on time and get the scope) so again, just be orderly and get there.

These are our recommendations within a few miles or around the corner from the studio. These should be no more than a $15 taxi or Uber ride to the venue. You may even be able to walk.

Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles 2005 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 876-8600

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Redbury @ Hollywood & Vine 1717 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

*There are other options further away, pricing ranging between $170-$350 per night. Email us via Tears for Fears & Kooks for alternatives if you wish. Again, if you can, book through the hotel directly and use any discounts they provide. We can’t guarantee anything when you use third party vendors.

Why are we only learning about this now? You do understand this is like…two weeks away, right?! – We, again, have to wait on the band to announce/confirm online before we go posting things to the internet. It’s to protect ourselves and others. We heard about this in Oklahoma but were not sure whether what we were being told referred to a past show or a future show. We didn’t want to be nosy and say, “Can you repeat that? Jimmy Kimmel what?” We will in the future in case we need to prepare anyone interested to get their wallets ready.

we looked up round trip from ATL to LAX, Yikes!
we looked up round trip from ATL to LAX, Yikes!
What is up with the airfare from the East Coast? $1,000?- Yeah, Andye has contacted Delta, SK has checked with other airlines. We’re going the extra mile to see what can be done to find something lower than the $1100+ prices we’ve been given. Total cost for a 2 day stay in L.A. at the moment under these rates puts us at approx $1700. Which is approx $700 more than usual. We’ll be in touch if we get any relief.

Is this the last show of the year? – We were told that there wouldn’t be any further touring within 2014. However, shows like these and other appearances are not out of the question perhaps.

What if we just can’t go? What do we do? Is there any solace? When we couldn’t make it down to Brasil/Brazil, we got a hotel suite, logged into the hotel’s wifi and stayed in touch with other fans at the show the whole night. So, if you can, gather with fellow fans in your area, get dressed up as if you were going and enjoy that show on a big screen somewhere. Make it a party, submit your pictures, tweet, go all out! TFF celebrations happen every month in various locations around the world…join the online party! Hashtag #TFFOP Jimmy Kimmel airs live on ABC at 11:35pm ET/10:35 CT nightly. Ths show will take place on the 12th of November.

We hope this info has been helpful! Please contact us re: Travel Fan questions, logistics, pricing and suggested x,y,z via our TFF Travel Fan Facebook page.

Thanks for reading!

Up Next On Air – Sunday 2 November on NPR, Tears for Fears will be mentioned in a segement titled “Art Imitates Life” on weekend edition. You can visit wabe.org’s live stream to listen to the feature segment. Weekend Edition airs from 8am to 10am Eastern. The segment will air sometime during the show.

Up Next on Blog – Team CS Holiday Givings Project – all encouraged to give or donate to their fav cause. We’ll have list some of those that Good Man Curt Smith has mentioned this year.