Thinking of Roland on His Birthday!

Today we’re spending time texting and calling one another, reminiscing about great moments with Roland Orzabal! We’re so grateful and appreciative of his music and the time he has made for fans over the years. Time spent in his presence is a surreal and euphoric experience to say the least!

We’re also raising our glasses in his honour this weekend as we celebrate the one and only Mr. O and his music. Enjoy just a few of the great salutes to Roland from his fan family.

My memories of speaking with Roland always leave me speechless, filled with gratitude and often peacefully overwhelmed with tears of joy. I still remember, September 2011, I’m standing in front of Curt at the Wiltern during a show and we’re all singing along to the first lines of shout then Roland comes over and puts the microphone at chin level for me to sing along. Thank you, fellow fans that got that on video, I totally went all “out of body” and only the next morning did I comprehend what happened. In all my years following the band via fan teams and in person I had never seen him do that before. He went on to provide that incredible experience for others throughout this past decade. I’m so grateful so many of us have had a chance to “Shout! Shout! Let it all out!”

While ‘Shout’ is one of their most iconic songs, and certainly one I honour by standing still wherever I am (even at Starbucks, I put my drink down, stand up and sing that song), I find myself diving deep into Tomcats Screaming Outside as well as selections such as ‘Out of Control,’ the ‘Madness of Roland’ and several others, some of which I was told were leaked and we weren’t supposed to have. I have pulled these songs apart and reached down deep into them to understand and learn about the past and the present – I’m even a Frida Khalo fan now. I completed my junior thesis with the band’s music and continue to use their lyrics as a way of understanding this complex world. Their music is timeless and yet futuristic. Most of my life’s memories are attached to Tears for Fears. I was born just after they became a band and share a birthday “day” and “day after” with Roland’s niece and Curt’s daughter. While I do my best to keep a professional distance and chat/reach out only when necessary or prompted, they feel like extended family – music family. Outside of my faith (which I consider them to be part of) their music provides a comfort and a place of respite unlike anything else. I cherish every moment I’ve had with them via band chats, online conversations via social media and most of all, the opportunity to stand next to the stage and support them by showing up with the fellow fans who travel to be in their presence at these majestic shows. May the memories and fabric of life continue to be woven with their good words and incredible music! – Cheers to Roland, the band and their work! – Andye (TFF Travel Fan Team Moderator)

Many More Birthday Wishes and Fun Memories from Members of the Fan Family

This time of year is very special as it is the anniversary of meeting the band for many fans. Alex W. remembers her dad getting her out of school and driving her across the desert to see Tears for Fears perform on the Tonight show one fine September day. Every year on that very day 14 September, 2004 to be exact, they text each other a special message:

She writes, “To Children of the World” and he responds “and daddy’s little girl.” – fans will know these lines from ELAHE. She shared that with me recently and we both started crying. Her dad lives near me as do several other fans and that is also a great comfort.

Becky “Boom Boom” also called recently and we laughed long and hard at the time we went to Oklahoma to see the band with our fellow travel fans. She drove all the way from the southern most of Texas to the Dallas airport and picked us up. We spent two days at the Casino and that included running around in the middle of the night to capture cool pictures of the band’s name lit up brightly on the many marquees for the blog post. We also got a note from Curt that we were all to meetup the next day. We were beyond thrilled as we did a roll call and gathered fans for a band chat and book signing with Roland. He had just published Sex, Drugs and Opera: There’s Life After Rock and Roll. Such a great book and we had a blast chatting with them before the show. That was incredible and perhaps one of my favourite memories with respect to many miraculous trips to California in the name of their awesome music.

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Alice E’s memories include her daughter’s pic from the Fox Theatre Oakland show in 2014. RO said to her, “My apple juice tastes funny.” Happy B-Day RO from Alice.

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And the wishes continue! Be sure to post online and hashtag it #HappyBirthdayRFO

Desde Barcelona y con mucho amor, le deseo a Roland un feliz y bello cumpleaños, que lo más bello que ha tenido en su vida sea lo peor que lo pueda pasar en este año. Espero poder verlo pronto en Barcelona. Feliz cumpleaños – Nuria P. (Barcelona, Spain)

Happy Birthday to Roland! – Cindy W.

Roland, wishing you a very Happy Birthday from Tennessee. Cheers – Robin S.

Hi Roland, happy birthday. You are a great artist and thank for the your present: the music Tears for Fears! – Bimbomatto

Happy Birthday RFO! Wishing you happiness and health! – Wendy and Gwen (TFF UK)

Happy Birthday Roland! Your voice is so beautiful and so are your words…
– Kelly C.
Thanks for the music – Darren

Can’t wait for his birthday slightly nervous as I’ve sent a card just hope he likes it – Nathalie W.

Thank you for a wanderful show. Hope to see and hear you soon once again. Happy birthday. And if you had enough of cakes, we have a lot of hummus instead..
Yael Reches Hen-Tov (Israel)*There’s a great video that goes with this featuring Roland speaking to the audience in Israel. We’ll try to include it after it is sent to the archives.

Cheers everyone! Happy Birthday Roland, many happy returns!

*To view more birthday wishes, visit Facebook.com/KerfuffleofKooks where Travel Fans chimed in with love as well as The ‘Tears for Fears Fan Forum (without the drama)’ where more fans are sharing their love for Roland today.

-Andye, TFF Travel Fan Team

Follow: @TearsforFears @CurtSmith @PapaSFans (Twitter), @TearsForFearsMusic @TFFTravelFans (IG)

Thinking of Curt on His Birthday…

Happy Birthday, Mr. Smith!

It’s hard not to think about Curt Smith, he stays on our minds. It’s obvious! There are many days where we gather and talk about great moments that he helped make happen or relive the numerous fascinating pre and post show events he created for fans. When we need a moment of respite and joy, we think about how Curt has been there and helped us all. From the many conversations on his greatness, we’ve put together 59 amazing moments about Curt and incredible memories from the past 10 years. It’s one of our many ways of celebrating his birthday. Big shoutout to James Colah, UK’s #1 indie Smooth Jazz artist who met Curt back in 1985 while touring with Tears for Fears as the keyboardist for the band’s openers, The Adventures. He too sent a sweet Happy Birthday which is detailed in a recent interview featured here on the TFF Travel Fan site.

Curt is one of those really great guys that the Universe gifts the globe. Enjoy some fun moments, remember cool things he has done and read the great things about him featured in the list below. Feel free to share some of your favourite memories as well! Tweet him @curtsmith today on Twitter.

59 Blessings and Moments of Bliss with Curt Smith

1. Making sure that all fans had a ticket to his show in 2010 at McCabes. One fan didn’t have a ticket and he made sure they got on the list anyway.
2. His incredible kindness at his show at Bardot Hollywood to fans who flew out from a variety of cities
3. Follow all the winners on Twitter for the charity project win in 2010
4. Having an amazing residency show at the Whitefire Theatre and buying dinner for fans
5. Always being polite and speaking to people despite his busy schedule
6. Sharing his family with us – we love his family! #TeamLadyFP #TeamDWAngels
7. Raising two incredible daughters
8. His love for nature and animals
9. The encouragement he gives fans
10. Being a real ally on EVERY level
11. Standing up for justice and what is right no matter what
12. Spending time online with fans well past the designated time during online events
13. Introducing us to great people in his circle of friends (e.g. Zoe Keating, Eric Alper, Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), John Taylor (Duran Duran) to name a few) *Happy Birthday John Taylor (21 July)
14. Being tolerant (of everythinnnng)
15. Playing on despite any discomfort (e.g. sang while sick in 2019 & on his birthday – Curt don’t do that, we want you well, we can wait.)
16. Taking us with him virtually on trips to Toscana, Italia
17. Sharing his dogs Bella and Ivy with us online
18. Being honest yet diplomatic
19. Keeping in touch and checking in when he didn’t have to
20. Honouring diversity in music
21. Psyche and everything he did on the show (we still want revenge on that panther)
22. Sharing his health routine and giving useful health advice
23. Humouring us as a Kerfuffle of Kooks
24. Great shows and events in California
25. The way he waves at the start of shows and walks the stage waving at everyone on all sides
26. Calling out fans at shows and saying hello is the most incredible thing EVER!
27. Being amazing without an ego
28. Birthday shoutouts
29. Incredible ability to forgive
30. Retweets on quality content
31. Nice hugs during photos – like genuine kindness and hugs
32. Being present and visible, accessible for a hello and thank you
33. Dancing at shows
34. Skittle Showers (if he had a hose..omg Make it Rain!)
35. The Mayfield Bundle with all that cool merch – we still wear it and use the cool bag
36. That Mayfield longsleeved tshirt
37. Suffering crazy fans (We have most of that under control but once in while…smh)
38. The ability to not get angry and remain composed during the most difficult of times
39. Proper use of the word ‘Fuck’
40. The love he displays and shares with his wife – it’s impressive to see couples like that!
41. Listening online
42. Answering tweets
43. Keeping us updated on shows and the latest information that he has on the band
44. Writing music – Deceptively Heavy was a really great gift
45. Staying the course – we know that being a musician isn’t all peaches and cream, yet he is here!
46. Saying, “’Insert city’ we are in you!”
47. Sharing the details of the crunch cake
48. Those Thanksgiving dinners!
49. Merch, there’s always good merch, either his or the band’s. It’s always good and wearable.
50. Kind words to audience members at shows
51. His memory – we love his memory – he just knows and remembers so much!
52. The great song selections at his shows!
53. Having Psych members and the pineapple on stage in 2010 at McCabe’s
54. Incredible opportunities to chat before shows on so many occasions and the overall miracles he provides for people he knows need them. We should call him St. Curt and not just Superman. Pretty sure he’s over these nicknames…but we can’t help it.
55. Being an amazing model and music ambassador for Tears for Fears, guitarists and musicians
56. Style – he knows how to wear anything very well and inspires us #TeamDocs
57. The time he featured Janice on Trees
58. The collaboration with Zoe Keating and All Is Love
59. Being an amazing humanitarian – he’s a master at it in every way

We’re not the only ones who had some amazing memories of Curt and Tears for Fears. During a recent Tim Twitter Listening Party, Curt and Tim took time to re-explore The Hurting. For over an hour, love and likes, RTs and replies flowed in from fans around the globe who stayed up late or made it part of their afternoon to enjoy these tracks and Curt tweeting about them. Curt and Tim spent quality time with fans deep diving into the music and it was marvelous! Checkout the replay of tweets and turn on The Hurting for the full effect if you missed the party.

Tim Burgess

We’ll never forget that time we got to sing him Happy Birthday in person (thanks Sheila “SheeShee”) and the time he lost a bet with Charlton and had to sing, “I Feel Pretty.” He’s hilarious! Let’s continue to celebrate him throughout the day! Celebrate Curt with us! We’ll be enjoying a collection of his personal solo music, praying, fasting and thinking of him as we are known to do. May he and his family remain blessed. If we had it “like that” we’d buy him a ton of cars and gifts he could share with charities. He’s super generous and led us to some great charity groups to which to give. That’s the kind of guy he is! We’re forever grateful for Curt Smith!

Mayfield
Halfway Pleased
Deceptively Heavy
Soul On Board

You can also celebrate by recreating your favourite album cover! Here are the recent winners from our Tears for Fears Travel Fan Fun – Tears for Fears Tuesdays #TFFTuesdays

Photo credit: Curt Smith photo shares from his collection

Winners: Katie Sunflower, Karlie, Penny D and Pam R. – won $15 each to use in the TFF merch store.

Thanks for partying!

– TFF Travel Fan Team (@papasfans)

Tears for Fears Bringing AFAS to Life!

*Dedicated to Lorianne Placidus’ parents Group photo from Jamie Wollam, drummer genius…

https://twitter.com/LooRRed/status/1097251183369093123.

Wow, what a sweet and subdued group (and not subdued in a bad way)! TFF Netherland’s energy was suave. You could hear a pin drop when Roland was talking. Now that’s a whole other kind of extreme respect. There was that one guy of whom you could tell by the energy in his voice was about to burst out of his merch and storm the stage for a hug and a brotherly smooch but other than that they were really calm and attentive. There was no talking between songs, no one fainted or fell out. They were just so calm and collected. Goals!

If only some of us could keep our wits about us (moderator included). We literally leap up and down when they come to town like children hearing the ice cream truck…it’s just bananas! LOL! Enjoy this synopsis of the show. We don’t have a lot of video and pictures. Just some shares from fellow fans.

He likes it! He likes it! 🙂

(and there were brownies? Mmmm! Must try! #teehee )

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuCYN6gDGYB/

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CREEP

SHOUT

This guy needs a ticket to another show. This just ain’t right…Yikes!

Love the Merch arrangement!

Hope you enjoyed those shares and made some new friends with the people who shared them! This is the last week of the rescheduled sessions. It’s been years since any of us saw TFF during the colder months. We’re so glad it didn’t snow. The elements were clearly attending as well. We all saw the rain clouds make their way to a few venues as well as the wind. Ever notice the weather during the tour? Sometimes you get all four seasons into one…it’s like “the atmosphere knows they’re near.” The whole regional climate rejoices when the band comes to town. More shares to come! Cheers all!

-AA, Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team

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!

https://twitter.com/SylviaZarth/status/878366430365982720

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

Bon Anniversaire Good Sir Roland Orzabal

We think Carri may have summed up our emotion best with her unique way of showing affection and appreciation.Yes, stay BAMF, Good Sir. BAMF is the way to be. Please enjoy some of the many cards sent out to Roland today.

Cheers, HaPPy B-Yay, Roland! Best Wishes to THE Dynamic, Charismatic, Amazifying Stylish, Magic vocals & helluvah Kewl artist man. A healthy n Happy all year adventurist celebration! ILYSMFM!! Stay BAMF Always, with LUV
Xx CaRRí D #TFF4EVER

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Our Sweet Manami always has a creative and thoughtful way of celebrating. She starts the party every year in Japan with something special and this year did not disappoint. Here’s the Good Sir out on the courts. Cheers to all the tennis players on our travel fan team and beyond!

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Lady Sylvie’s sweet confections are top of the line!

 

Roland Orzabal, the Rock Royal, turns a healthy 55 years of age today and still doesn’t look a day over 35. Both he and Curt are fit as a fiddle and we’re happy they share their lives with us and allow us to take part in fun things. Let’s all raise our glass to another good year ahead and in good health! Cheers all!

Happy Birthday Curt Smith!

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Curt celebrates 55 years today. He’s as fit as a fiddle and we’re grateful for his good health and dynamic attitude. So much love!

 

Big thanks to Manami for creating the artwork.
You can follow the Good Man @curtsmith on Twitter
and Curt Smith Official on Facebook.

It’s Sir Orzabal’s Birthday!!

…and we sincerely hope it’s a HAPPY one!

*Animation by Manami, travel fan team animation #Japan
*Animation by Manami, travel fan team animation #Japan

(From moderator)
For the first time ever I was at a real crossroads regarding what on earth to get the Good Sir for his birthday. I asked around, “What are you all getting Roland? Can you give me any ideas, anything unique and different from the norm? More skulls maybe? A real bidet perhaps? Wait, that requires assembly… ::thinks back to the thigh master::” Collectively fans have given him a ton of things over the years including some of us delivering gifts individually. I remember 2012, handing over something he could wear, something I hoped he’d love. I even consulted with one of his relatives before buying it. Once I put the gift bag in his hand (he had a wine glass in the other…ah the wine 😉 If only we could host a wine tasting in his honour and learn everything he knows about vineyards and more…but I digress)… I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. “I’ve given the best I have right now,” I said to myself. Much like he treats secrets I don’t keep past birthday gifts “alive.” I’m not looking for them in his pictures or asking where they are. If someone loves what they receive then they’ll let you know just as he did on the 16th of September 2011 after the additional quilt we all worked on (led by long time fan Lady Kim) was delivered.

Whether he tires of the annual slew of “stuff” or not, he has shown a surprising amount of LOVE & KINDNESS to many post reception. What several of us have found in person from the Good Sir is that he is a VERY warm and loving-spirit despite knowing all too well he doesn’t “have” to be. Virtually he has really opened up to a crew on Twitter. It’s giving those of us watching the verbal fun unfold something to “gasp” and “hard chuckle” about almost every day. Though he is elevated in many of our eyes to something supernatural, he is also very human. I’m glad that he has gifted us the opportunity to see that side of him as well.

We thankfully, again, get to wish Sir Roland one of the BEST OF BIRTHDAYS yet to come. I pray this day is filled with genuine love from those who truly care about his well-being beyond music and tours. I hope all of his mornings, noons and nights fill him with an overload of gratitude and appreciation for the joys in his life equal to the amount of true love we have for him…far beyond his stunning tresses or other superficial admiration. I know there are many of us that truly LOVE & APPRECIATE Sir Orzabal more than he’ll ever know. We adore him for his gift of music but that’s only scratching the surface, it’s so much more than that. To all of those who literally prayed for him, his family and his friends and band mates throughout the years, this is about you as much as it is about him. There is a love for this man that surpasses anything we tweet or post on social media. Roland means a lot to us and I wish all were permitted the opportunity to show it collectively and in unison with fellow fans who feel the same way.

Here’s to another great year with Sir Orzabal and his fellow music making family. Wishing he and GoodMan Curt an incredible year ahead. I pray we ALL get to be in it with them.

Cheers!
AA

he's human... :) #MyFavPicture #TheGoodSir
he’s human… 🙂 #MyFavPicture #TheGoodSir

Bon Anniversaire et Se Agapame! ~ Happy Birthday Curt Smith

What do we say to the man we adore and have appreciated and loved for yearrrrrsss, decades??? My goodness, The Good Man is a year older with a youthful spirit and even decades younger good looks. We adore him. Thank you Curt for enriching our lives the way you have, sharing your music, your talent, your TIME and even your amazing angelic family. You spoil us infinitely! Please enjoy these words from a slew of your kooks! Big kisses from Joyce (Manila Kook) who was also born on the 24th of June (hers is actually the 25th but heyyyy…let’s just do a this together…) 😉

Joyce

Happy Birthday, Curt!! -Manami (Japan)
Happy Birthday, Curt!! -Manami (Japan)

“Happy Birthday Curt!!!! Now everyone sing Happy Birthday!! Great memories. Love, Kook Sheila” (SheeShee) -Sherman Oaks 2011 Birthday Song coordinator

Sherman Oaks Residency, Curt bought  dinner and offered VIP, he shares so much!! xoxo ~Singing Happy Birthday to Curt led by SheeShee
Sherman Oaks Residency, Curt bought dinner and offered VIP, he shares so much!! xoxo ~Singing Happy Birthday to Curt led by SheeShee

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A big Happy Birthday Curt. Age is but a number and your music like a fine wine gets better with age.Have a great time with your family on this special day.” Anthony G.

Happy birthday dear Mr SMITH. Wish you have more (per molts anys in CATALAN)” -Sabine S.

From Sabine
From Sabine

Curt, thank you so much for continuing to do what you do so well. Have a wonderful birthday with that loving family of yours. Many wishes for your continued success! Happy Hatching Day! (My version of Happy Birthday) Love, Carolyn Henneforth” (@Truman555)

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Wishing you an amazing birthday and cherished time with friends & family! Here’s to this year being the best yet!! Much love, Becky (@eandbandri) Soboski

From Carri (SK)
From Carri (SK)

Happy B-day, beloved Mr. Curt Smith !!! 30++ yrs, you’ve been my #1 fave singer, hella Coolness (Like a Boss) Superb Kick Ass bassist, and Godsend Idol Extraordinaire talented twilight man. N’joy 2 the fullest.  Have a magnificent day with beautiful celebration. Thank you for being You!

P.S. Thank you so much for all the universal soulful care you have given me during my teen years..
You don’t know how much you got me through many hardships because of your courageous inspiration.

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Bonne Anniversaire et S’agapo! We appreciate you and all the detail and attention you pay to us despite your busy life. You really are a shining example of the concept that family doesn’t always mean “blood relatives.” You take your kindness to levels unknown and we’ve been so grateful to experience that on many occasion. Here’s to more good times and Skittles showers. I love it when you make it rain!! Post rain at the Tulsa show I literally said, “Omg, I’m so happy!” Then I ate them. Lol! Hope to see you soon. Have a great time away with your family. Beijinos, Andye  P.S. Next time I won’t run for Cadbury before the show, arriving soaked with rain and heat, unable to properly shake hands. #LessonLearned #NoMoreFrazzledKook

Curt makes it rain! xo
Curt makes it rain! xo

A very Happy Birthday to you Curt! I speak for all of us, “We  adore you!”  Bobby Russell

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Good Man Curt Smith in Tulsa Oklahoma 2015

My cat, Missy, and I are wishing you a very Happy Birthday!! I hope you liked the pressie that SnapHappy Pam and I picked out for you. I am very grateful that I was able to see your show again, and that I left with a great inner peace.

Much love, Lael T. Mark

You bring us all together, near and far! xoxoxo

Um bolo de Curt Smith de Arte em Acucar oxox
Um bolo de Curt Smith de Arte em Acucar oxox

🎂 FELIZ ANIVERSARIO 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂 – Marcio Campo (Brasil/Brazil)

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Amelie and Yara Nash, who once drove 7 hours to see your solo show, sends virtual Sour Skittles for your birthday. Her daughter has always remembered that he likes those after she met you at a solo show at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks :). “I hope Curt has a most fabulous and beautiful birthday with his sweet family!! Wishing him great experiences and the best for the coming year :).” -Yara Nash

Curt and Yara

Thanks for signing our shirts and being our hero! We appreciate you and your pal Mr. Orzabal. You both keep us going day after day! Life isn’t good unless you two are in it. From the fun during Brit Week to the best tours ever, we cherish every moment near you, Curt. Thank you for making life great!

Sincerely,

Your Kerfuffle of Kooks xoxo

Thanks for signing our shirts!
Thanks for signing our shirts!

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.

– UPDATE –
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.

Enjoy!
Thanks for reading!
-AA

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Bonne Anniversaire a Roland Orzabal

Follow @rolandtff (verified) for some Twitter fun. It's a riot of wacky daily musings you don't want to miss!
Follow @rolandtff (verified) for some Twitter fun. It’s a riot of wacky daily musings you don’t want to miss!

It’s Roland’s birthday 🙂 Wishing the Good Sir a fantastic year ahead and many happy returns. Roland has shared some fun moments with us online these past 5 months and we’re grateful for every encounter. We encourage everyone to send a cheerful tweet to @rolandtff today!

Roland, Schro & guess who - get it right and get entered to win a copy of the new album when it is released.
Roland, Schro & guess who – get it right and get entered to win a copy of the new album when it is released.

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*Artwork by Manami of the Tears & Kooks Travel Fan Team – Japan Branch

On Twitter –

Cool Cake & Candlelight Tweet from 'Only_Eternal'
Cool Cake & Candlelight Tweet from ‘Only_Eternal’

More Love From Around the World:

Carri's birthday Card
Carri’s birthday Card
Crazy Montage with Hummus and Guac
Great Card from a long time fan from France!
Diaz
Ms. Diaz sent her well wishes to Good Sir Roland
SDO with Curt
More great work from our Travel Fan Artist Manami – Tears & Kooks Japan
Sylvie
Lady Sylvia em Brasil created a brilliant cake for the Good Sir, too gorgeous and intricate to eat! 🙂 🙂