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.

2022
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.

2014:

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

2013
Curt Smith on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show

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

2012:
Curt Smith Post Gravity Summit
Posted by: JW Najarian

2010
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.

2004
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
TOP OF THE POPS
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

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