Tears for Fears – Bringing the Beat to Birmingham

This tour has been absolutely fantastic! Legendary! Words could never capture the true sentiment and feeling of the entire experience! From Alison Moyet’s incredible support to the very last chord of SHOUT the shows are just impeccable!

We’re getting down the end of the UK leg of the tour. As Alison Moyet continues on we want to remind everyone just how important it is to show up early…not just show time/doors open but 30 minutes prior to allow yourself time to actually get to the venue doors. We can’t all go in at once. Tickets must be verified, people want to get a drink ahead of Alison’s set…there’s a lot to do pre-show as a fan. So give yourself enough time so you don’t miss anything!

We love that Wendy and team took good care of themselves pre-show with a nice stop for breakfast! Delicious! This is one thing we suggest prior to a show…have a good breakfast. Get your fuel in early and then go light for the rest of the day. Nice strong coffee in the morning and lots of water up to 2 hours before show time. This gives your system time to process. After that you can enjoy the show without any interruptions…at least this is what has worked for many of us. There is a method to this. We are very thorough and every step is calculated to make sure we soak up this show like a pastry in a cup of cocoa!

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Shoutout to Yaseen!

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When you love all the bands and have to be at all the shows at once…We see you Duran Duran (friends of TFF)

Cheers to these fine folks!

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Shout, Shout, Let it all out…These are the things I can do without….Come on, I'm talking to you, Come on…😵 – You wait years and years to see Tears For Fears and then fortunate enough to get to see them three times within a couple of years…summer time at Hyde Park, last night and tickets banked for this summer’s next tour with a date at Blenheim Palace too! So great to sing both our hearts out to all the tracks, both old and not so old…the classics, the modern takes like Memories Fade WOW! and first ever heard live of Suffer The Children 😥👌🏽 – Awesome musicianship hearing the legendary Tears For Fears once again….one of my childhood favs, welcome back to the UK..🤞🏽🤣💪🏽😈👊🏽 – – – #TearsForFears #shout #MadWorld #TFF #primalscream #primalscreamtherapy #EverybodyEantsToRuleTheWorld #HydePark #GentingArena #Nocturne #BlenheimPalace #Concerts #beanie #FitFam #lifestyle #NoPainNoGain #LovinLife #Fitness #Muscle #Beard #Bodybuilding #Beastmode #TrainHard #FitnessAddict #StayFocused #Determination #Active #Instahealth #Motivation #tongueout

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Review of the show
https://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/music/2019/02/13/tears-for-fears-resorts-world-arena-birmingham-review-with-pictures/

https://www.expressandstar.com/entertainment/music/2019/02/13/tears-for-fears-resorts-world-arena-birmingham-review-with-pictures/

So what else has happened while on tour? Well, somebody started talking during Alison Moyet’s set and that turned into the talker getting slapped to put it lightly (allegedly) early on in the tour. Somebody laughed…and it’s not funny but who talks at a show? We certainly don’t support violence…nor do we support talking during a show. We note everything! More to come…

Thanks for reading!
-TFF Travel Fan Team

Nottingham was VERY Nice!!

Another shoutout to Gwen for her amazing contributions and absolute care! Pardon if you see a few of Birmingham’s clips in this one…it’s 4am in the morning…and we’re archiving on no sleep!

Jamie’s words sum it up quite well!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLTON!

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#TearsForFears at #Nottingham. Great light show!

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Because socks are important!

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❤ #tearsforfears #socks from tonight's gig

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Quick note from our friend Andy B.

Dear Andy,
You have superfanitis. It takes about 3 weeks per show to truly recover. We feel your pain. You’re one of us now. That group of people that FEELS the show so much that life is just never the same afterwards…and all you want is more.
#MoreShow

So much more to say, so many letters to write and follow-ups with fellow fans! So grateful to everyone for the contributions and the love on this tour! It’s left us speechless! More to come indeed!

Cheers!
-TFF Travel Fan Team

TFF Lit Up Leeds Looking Luxurious!

*This post is dedicated to Gwen who has just gone above and beyond for SO MANY fans this tour. We envision a future fun photo with she and Mr. Orzabal. Picture them in a big laugh together post-show. We can see it! Thank you, Gwen!! You’re forever a hero!

Cutie Pies in the Crowd!
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The reception for Alison Moyet throughout the tour has been terrific as expected! She’s our queen and we love her! She owns that stage! We’re going to miss her when this tour ends…and several of us are just hoping this is not the end of the Moyet x TFF connection. WE WANT MORE!! Big thanks to Gwen for supplying all the photos and contributions!

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And she’s so frikkin nice!! Don’t take our word for it…look at this!

Videos and Gifts from Gwen…

The Chat…Thank you, CP!

The Footy?! We’re going to be asking about this a lot… #Tease
Roland and Curt Footie

“I don’t know how it’s possible but you all get better with each show! That was #6 of this tour for me tonight, just incredible. Thank you for not laughing ‘too’ hard at us singing and dancing along 😜🌻@tearsforfears @charltonpettus @jameswollam See you at the next one!” – Superfan Gwen C.

This is one for the books! We will not ever forget this tour! We have certainly LIVED!! Totally steeped in gratitude right now for this amazing music and wonderful experience for so many in the UK! – TFF Travel Fan Team #Tour2019

Tonight’s bonus is this review: Good, bad? Thoughts? We are known to let a writer have it every now and again if they dare focus on superficial things… tell us your thoughts on this review:

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/whats-on/music/gig-review-tears-for-fears-at-first-direct-arena-leeds-1-9586612?fbclid=IwAR1ZOuBWVx-v-Z8EIRthvt92YttBoEewrLe9S6-2ODhbZnBbyOEGLtqey1Q

Great Night in Glasgow!

Soooo much love in that venue tonight! Ohhhmigaah! Enjoy highlights from the show in Glasgow!

And loyal fan and continued supporter, Stuart P, confirms that Lady Moyet is going strong! The reviews and love for her continue to flow! And the venues continue to fill up. Here’s his photo pre-show.

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Then there was Curt’s view… NICE!

Further down the way were these two lovely people!

MVP Gwen, the Tears for Fears tour resident, took this incredible picture of Curt. Isn’t it fantastic?
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For a few of us the tour is coming to a pause until May. Gwen is counting down her final shows for 2019. It is a very hard thing to deal with and often times we have to find time to regroup. The amount of euphoric fun isn’t something you can put into words. So stepping off that tour and getting back into the real world is like being dropped into the Twilight Zone. You wonder how on earth you ever dealt with your day to day prior to the majestic experience. You find yourself craving… “more tour!”

Ms. Robinson shared this earlier today!

We here you Gwen…we here you! #FsnSolidarity #UntilIDrown

Videos From Wonderful Fans Who Shared

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And of course, a great message from Curt to close the night

Shoutout to Shelly and her excellent choice of tour couture!

Get some great rest! Remember there’s a nightly fans on tour meditation that takes place. You can check @AndyeIsTheNews’ newsfeed for it. #FanRelax

Thanks for reading!
-Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team

Tears for Fears Basking in the Love of Bournemouth

This post is dedicated to Andy B – loyal fan who waited nearly 35 years to see the band and Shaun Smith, a great world traveller who also happens to be the Good Man’s brother! We’re so happy for their contributions tonight to the travel fan site, allowing us to share their experience with the world!

And we do mean the world! As of today, this site has seen almost 20,000 visits per year since 2014. We joined this labour of love in 2004 and started going live publically in 2011 with the travel portion on this platform. Big thanks to all who contribute and share. This is all about featuring the absolutely fantastic moments of fans on tour and the great moments with the band…and there are plenty. Let’s dive into tonight’s show.

Andy had the time of his life!

Check out that full venue! Amazing! So much support!

Alison Moyet!!

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Loaded Post with lots of video!

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Cool Fan Milestones & Fun Moments

@curtsmith, you tweeted me happy birthday on my 15th, now I’m 21 and FINALLY got to see you live tonight, thank you and @rolandtff for the tunes, see you at Blenheim Palace… Play The Working Hour and I might just die 🙇‍♀️ #TearsForFears @tearsforfears – Maggie

Good Man Mr. Smith always tweets out his thank you! We love this!

“Thank you Bournemouth you warm & wonderful people. Now I understand why Eddie Howe likes it here 😍” -Curt Smith

Our bonus tonight is from Cindy P. She shares the Liverpool review which is thankfully focused on their music! The previous writers who seemed to be aching for bromance with Curt and Roland as if the band’s show was a Tinder swipe are completely absent here! We rejoice! Read Here

We’ll add more videos as they are received! Thank you for reading, sharing and enjoying! See you at the show!
-Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team

TFF – Absolutely Awesome in the O2

“I have had the unbelievable opportunity to play some amazing shows and places in my career, but tonight definitely is one of the highlights of my journey…. O2 Arena, London, England.” – Jamie Wollam (aka Drummer Genius)

Tweet of the day was this beauty from ‘All on the Board’

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This was a really big deal. The O2 sold out! Capacity is close to 20,000. There was literally no extra space in this entire venue – every seat was purchased and or occupied. Tonight solidified the fact that Tears for Fears are indeed one of the top bands of all times. Their work and ability is timeless. Their message eternal!

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Get a better scope of the space with Kadelbach’s video.

Lady Alison Moyet was crystal clear and amazing as always! Check out this video from Cheryl Cision!

One of our favourite moments during any show is the proximity of Curt and Roland. Don’t ask us why. It’s something about these two angelic beings getting close together that excites us on a whole other level! Big thanks to Mr. Ibarra for this share!

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Fun moments from Fans

(Joyce got it in slow motion and you should see Mr. O’s face…hilarious)

Merch for the win!

If you can’t wait until you get to a show then consider buying early from the merch store online http://www.tearsforfears.com. Items are arriving pretty quick.

Curt got a cool salute from fans. Check out this quick sing-a-long and hello to his family from his ‘fan family.’

Roland first began handing the microphone down into the audience in 2011 at the Wiltern. He’s continued the tradition quite kindly. Here he is in action!

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 We try to add in a bit of a bonus including reviews. Here’s one from ES Insider featuring Roland’s thoughts on touring.

https://www.standard.co.uk/insider/alist/tears-for-fears-singer-roland-orzabal-touring-again-has-helped-me-get-over-loss-of-wife-a4059436.html?amp

Get some rest…more shows!! Let’s go!

-TFF Travel Fan Team

TFF’s Big Surprise in Brighton

Let’s get straight to the point…they played Suffer the Children. Now, a few nights ago we posted a video from the In My Minds Eye treasure box. That video is a full show of The Hurting plus two songs from SFTBC. And no one in YEARS has heard that song live…until today. The internet lit up!

And MVP Darren H got an audio recording of it. He wanted badly to make sure he didn’t break the rules so he didn’t hold his phone up. Mad respect for this!

Gwen got a copy as well. Tilt your head so you can see it…

This post is dedicated to Andrew W. He has been loyal and he shows up! Here he is with Drummer Genius Jamie Wollam 🙂

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Woman in Chains (angle 2)

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Woman in Chains

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Mad World

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Suffer the Children (photo)

Set List – with Suffer the Children (that’s worth $1000)

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Fans having fun!

And wow, thanks Mr. Reardon!

Big thanks to all the Tears for Fears Travel Fans who are modestly travelling alongside the band, zipping in and out of shows. Some are working and still finding a way to make it to shows. You are troopers! Much love to you from your fellow fans! Reach out if you need anything! We’re on standby.

-Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team