Featured Event: Tears for Fears at The Lytham Festival
This festival now has a part II that includes a day for Tears for Fears. We are happy to note that our dear Alison Moyet is going to join them as an opener as will Natalie Imbruglia known for her song ‘Torn’ which is such a perfect “festival” song. Go ahead and envision yourself sipping Mimosas with that song being played. But can we take a moment and also say how excited we are about Alison Moyet being with the band again? Can this just be forever? Alison Moyet with TFF as much as possible please! We definitely want to her to be at the elusive fan conference alongside Michael Wainwright, Michael Magno and other amazing artists. But we digress, let’s stay focused on this event.
Date: Saturday, 9 July, 2022
Location: Lytham Festival in Lancashire
Hotel Suggestion: Hy Hotel on Clifton Street
Buy Tickets here
For those that have issues getting around you may want to spend a little more and get the garden pass so you can sit down and not stand the whole day. Have a look at this video to understand the space and see the scan of the area.
What to know about this show…why is it special? It’s in an absolutely beautiful place. Try not to want to up and move there once you arrive. It’s near the sea! The sea! Those of us residing in landlocked areas rejoice! The breezy air and enjoyable environment alongside their new music and presence will make this one of those really nice memorable shows. It’s on motherland turf for the band in many ways. Family and friends will be there. Get your tickets and prepare for an excellent weekend!
Tour 2022 Dates & Tickets – Announced on Friday 12 November, 2022
Logistics: (if you don’t care about saving money, getting insurance and have no Covid questions, skip to the tour dates below)
Prepare to attend shows prior to and after the festival as well as enjoying the new music from the upcoming album The Tipping Point (get your merch now on the site). You are also encouraged to wear Libre Stone and or Tears for Fears merch at the shows in order to be identifiable by other fans. The band has noted that with our subscription we can get the artist’s presale ticket options so we hope everyone has taken care of their signing up. Otherwise you can use the other option or buy the tickets on Friday the 19th of November. You can access the direct ticket sales through the site, so we’re not going to list that information this time because the band has already provided it on the official site. Below are the links to each place plus hotel and flight suggestions. We will likely meet up at each place and travel together.
Dose of Reality – we hope we can erase this part of the update in the next 3 months. However, let’s talk about Covid. Due to its highly contagious nature, it’s likely the band is not doing a meet and greet. So if you’re attending shows with the sole purpose of some band time…let’s be real. Go for the music alone and the opportunity to celebrate the band with fellow fans. Do not even bother asking us if we’re going backstage. We’re not asking nor expecting any opportunities like that. (Please note that the UK has lifted their Covid restrictions as of February 2022. The band’s management arranged a number of appearances by the band including a Q&A where fans were able to take photos and speak to Roland and Curt without restrictions. It was quite nice. We don’t imagine anything like that happening in the United States.)
The shot… some of us can tolerate it and others can’t due to allergies. For those that can’t handle it, please, buy 3 take home tests. Use one in advance to make sure you can get your results with ease or you can take a test at some of the venues if you schedule your test in advance with the venue. If you’re following the whole tour and need continued Covid testing, let Andye know. She is working to ensure all fans have as much info as possible so they don’t get to a show and get turned away due to lack of required documents.
Post-Surgery – if you’ve had a hip replacement, are on a cane or dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome and are worried you’ll have issues getting to your set, arriving, etc. contact Andye so she can work with you to help you get in touch with the accessible service. We’re not spring chickens anymore and we can’t walk a football field to the parking lot and back.
Flights – we’re going to suggest going with Delta for all travel during the US leg of the tour due to their Covid policy which seems to accommodate all the various conditions one might be in during these questionable times. They also offer credit for flights if things go wrong. The link we provided is directly to the Sky Miles program. You need to save yourself some money and collect points. They come in handy when you least expect it. You’ll have options to use the sky lounge and relax between long layovers. You’ll pay less for flights by adding your points and using upgrades.
Get the Insurance – remember when the band had family illnesses? Remember when certain festivals cancelled? Remember Covid? Oh wait, Covid is still here. Yeah, get the insurance. You never know if you’ll need to call the airline and say, “I need a refund because…” It’s about $10 extra dollars but you’ll feel safer and be less upset if this sickness causes us any other issues. We can only hope none of us, nor the band gets sick. Insurance (ticket and flight) will save you a lot of money in the long run. Expect to pay about $1000 total if you attend every single show and get the insurance on flight and tickets. Not a bad deal given you’ll get back the $5,000+ you’re spending on flights and tickets.
26 Jan, 2022 – Virtual Artist Confidential featuring Tears for Fears – performance and interview event is hosted by 80s on 8’s Alan Hunter and 1st Wave & Volume Host Lori Majewski. To enter, email email@example.com and include Tears for Fears in the subject line of the email and include your full name, valid email and cell phone number in the email. Must be sent in by the 25th of Jan. Only 40 people can join. Must be a U.S. resident and 18 years of age.
21 February, 2022
Rough Trade East presents a In-Conversation with Tears for Fears at EartH Theatre Hackney. Tickets went on sale on the 21st of Jan. Many UK based travel fans were able to get tickets. We have requested a virtual participation ticket. If they allow it we’ll let you know.
MAY 20, 2022
Hotel (You can stay at the venue’s suggestion on the Kentucky side or you can opt for accommodations further out – this seems to be the best for the money and the location. We’ve tried this brand and it was actually very comfortable, clean and neat).
MAY 21, 2022
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
Hotel Country Inn and Suites is owned by the Radisson. This specific location is closest to the venue. We’ve also tried this brand and it was very nice and well maintained.
MAY 24, 2022
THE PAVILION AT TOYOTA MUSIC FACTORY (this venue is offering Covid testing on site, you’ll also be expected to carry a clear plastic PVC bag vs. a purse. The reason they want it clear is to keep from having to touch the items of guest.)
Hotel – this is the Marriott that is closest to the venue. *You’re going to want to stay at this location – take our word for it!
May 25th, 2022
** this show was announced the week of 17 Jan. TFF in Houston, Texas. Tickets are on sale on the Tears for Fears site in the tour section. Location: Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland.
MAY 27, 2022
AK-CHIN PAVILION (We noticed this site is already selling tickets before the actual presale of the band – but through a marketplace or third party – you may want to go straight to the Tears for Fears website vs. relying on this site if you’re looking for early options. We’ve gone that route before but only at the last minute to accommodate additional travel fans. Not ideal.)
Hotel – This is the Hilton and it’s in the same area as that the venue. It’s in a gorgeous location so if you can take advantage of the break between the Texas and AZ shows, explore the area. Tears for Fears Superfan Lael should be available to assist you.
MAY 29, 2022
LEVITT PAVILION (This looks like a very festival type atmosphere with a huge lawn and open air, no cover. It has a beer garden and lots of food. Might be fun for a family outing and enjoying the show. Gorgeous area and surroundings!)
Hotel – This hotel is the closest we could find. It’s a Courtyard by Marriott and again, one we’ve tried in the past. It was very convenient.
JUN 1, 2022
CONCORD PAVILION (we couldn’t find any safe sites and info for this show just yet – wild!)
Hotel – This is a Crown Plaza Hotel. We found cheaper and closer ones but they didn’t have great reviews. The last thing you want after a great show is go back to an uncomfortable hotel. We don’t play that in the Tears for Fears Travel Fan world. This hotel is about 5 miles from the venue. .
JUN 2, 2022
SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE – this venue is all about the premium experience. You may want to sign up in advance and see what perks are available for VIP seating experiences.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
Hotel – this hotel is in the heart of Silicon Valley and it is gorgeous. Right there near the venue. Very comfortable and extremely convenient!
JUN 4, 2022
THE FORUM – The band has played here before. In a recent intereview, Roland noted that they’d be playing the Hollywood Bowl. We think he meant The Forum. Those of us who bought season passes to the Hollywood Bowl… smh.
Hotel (Guys, it’s L.A. – we have so many favourites it’s impossible to list them all – if you’re looking to stay near the venue, then go with the linked suggestion – but we’re likely gonna take a few days at one of our favourites be it Loews Santa Monica or “elsewhere.”)
JUN 5, 2022
CHULA VISTA, CA
Hotel – this is a Best Western near the venue. We’ll likely change this.
JUN 9, 2022
WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Hotel – this is a Hampton Inn not far from the venue. The whole area is gorgeous, be sure to read all reviews and remember this is also the city of SunFest where the rain and “hot” stage caused cancellations of the show. Get the insurance for this show due to the weird weather which causes havoc.
JUN 10, 2022
Hotel – something a little swank for us!
JUN 12, 2022
AMERIS BANK AMPHITHEATRE – if you get in early for this show, be sure to check out the Avalon. It’s an eatery and lovely shopping area with a movie theatre and great food. This is Andye’s neighbourhood. If you have any questions, reach out to her on Twitter @andyeisthenews. If you’re looking to enjoy any tourist attractions – remember that Atlanta traffic is famous for a reason. Downtown is about a 30 min drive from this location on the weekends. You’ll want to arrive early if you’re not staying near the venue.
ALPHARETTA, GA (this is an Atlanta suburb)
JUN 13, 2022
PNC MUSIC PAVILION – the Charlotte show is about 4 hours from the Atlanta location. Be ready to wake up early and get there to avoid any issues because it’s a Monday and you might encounter traffic.
JUN 15, 2022
JUN 16, 2022
TINLEY PARK, IL
JUN 17, 2022
Hotel (really nice place to stay after a long day of driving and dancing! This is a Fairfield Inn and Suites)
JUN 19, 2022
Hotel (VIP option available that is related to the show)
JUN 21, 2022
JUN 22, 2022
LEADER BANK PAVILION – this venue is in such a beautiful place. Boston is a gorgeous city. Lots of fans there including Deborah G. We hope to be able to do a small reunion there as we did in 2017 after the tour.
Hotel – the Hyatt Regency in this location is just gorgeous!
JUN 24, 2022
It’s Curt’s 61st birthday – be ready to sing Happy Birthday to the Good Man Mr. Smith
JUN 25, 2022
Hotel (preferred hotel)
JUL 1, 2022
Hotel (it’s in walking distance from the venue)
JUL 2, 2022
Transport – TBD – this place is a wildlife sanctuary and offers transportation for tourist purposes. It’s best to call them yourself and let them know your plans so they can decide what is best for you. There is a train station not too far away but you know us, we prefer you’re safe and sound in a car that can pick you up and drop you off at the gate. Enjoy this video of the property to get an idea of what it’s like to visit. Maybe stay an extra day as you’ll have time between shows.
July 5th, 2022
Tears for Fears announced this show in February after literally tweeting out to fans and followers the question, “where in London would you like to see us?” Fans responded as did Royal Albert Hall. The final location was the O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire. Tickets went on sale the 23rd with a pre-sale code given by the band/management. General sale was 25th of February, the day of The Tipping Point’s release.
JUL 5, 2022
JUL 7, 2022
Transport – this is Blacklane, an awesome private transport service that offers a variety of ways to get around the area. We’ve used this in past travel and it was awesome to say the least!!
Band contributor, Phil Collins the great, was recently at Utilita. Adam of TFF Atlanta got to see him the other night. Check out this video of Genesis performing together at the venue. See what your experience may be when you arrive for Tears for Fears.
JUL 8, 2022
JUL 9, 2022
LYTHAM FESTIVAL (please see featured concert at the top of the page)
JUL 12, 2022
Hotel (This is one of the first brands we tried when we began following the tours over 10 years ago. It is not our preferred hotel, but this is the closest to the venue.)
JUL 14, 2022
JUL 15, 2022
JUL 16, 2022
Hotel (this is not close at all, nearly 12 miles from the venue but we can’t seem to find anything up to par that is closer)
Transport (you’ll need to take a car to get there, this company offers private transportation. If you’re not local to the area, you don’t need to be fumbling around in the dark after a show. You need a car service to come and get you and take you back to the hotel/BB so you can get a good night’s rest especially if you’re going to the show the night before)
JUL 19, 2022
NEW MILTON, UK
JUL 20, 2022
Hotel (this is a tough one, we suggest connecting with one of the TFF UK Travel Fans attending this show and and see what their recommendations are)
Transport (not sure if Blacklane services this area but they have been super helpful to us and can likely help you get to this location)
JUL 22, 2022
Hotel – TBD – unable to find anything closeby
JUL 23, 2022
JUL 24, 2022
JUL 26, 2022
Post-Tour Rest, Pause and Party…
September 18th, 2022
Pryzm and Banquet Records host the band at 5:30 GMT for an intimate show. Tickets also come with an LP. View more on the site. These tickets go on sale the 2nd of March, 2022.