Duluth’s Lovely & Loving Night with Tears For Fears

Andye’s experience…

Photo by Karon from Asheville

Photo by Karon from Asheville, best show partner of the evening!! Love that lady!! She and her husband were so supportive!

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*Dedicated to Adam and the couple from Asheville!

Many of us are still in a state of Euphoria…
Wow…please give me a minute. This show…was just…it felt good. From the hotel to the seats and fellow fans…it felt GOOD! I’d say great…but GOOD in all caps is what works here with the intonation of “MEGA INSANELY GROOOOVY smothered in euphoric bliss.” I’ve had euphoric experiences in the presence of this band since 2010 but this one took the cake! My friends and fellow travel fans felt the same! People spent quality time that night and the next morning discussing how outstanding that show was! It was more than a water cooler moment…it was lunch and dinner as well! Here’s a few snippets from conversation!

“I felt like I was 20 again! They sound just as good as 1985 when I first saw them live!” – Adam H.

“It was like I was in my parents car again hearing them from the first time! They sound just as good!” – Tyler

“From a technical perspective it was excellent…from the lights to the sound…it was great! I’m going to more shows this summer and will be comparing them all to Tears for Fears.’” L. L.

“They Sound Amazing!!!!!” M.W. texting us during the show 🙂

Where is Duluth, GA? Is that near Atlanta? Yes, it’s sort of the same…

I arrived a day in advance, skipping Florida because I was fearful I’d be worn out in the summer’s heat and humidity trying to truck it on time Sunday morning. So, I got there on Saturday after a lavish French tea party (you all know I’m all about a good tea social) for a fellow fan who recently graduated from one of the many Universities in Atlanta. Speaking of Atlanta… the make-up of this city is very different. One might live in Duluth…but you still call it Atlanta. It’s all connected. Duluth is a neighbourhood that touches Atlanta…but I still call it Atlanta. Many people do. In the last few years it has come into its own and has beautiful restaurants, venues and residential areas. Not to mention it is in Gwinnett County which is filled with culture no matter what view one might get of it otherwise. It’s 30 miles up the road from Atlanta city center and it is spectacular when it comes to events (and the parking is usually free). So, everyone was right and Curt said it best when calling it Duluth and noting that people drove in from Atlanta. It’s also noted that it has one of the highest numbers of Japanese speakers/Japanese-Americans in the southeast and hosts Japan Fest annually! 🙂 It is one of my favourite places to visit in the state! So green and serene with lots to do!

Who was there?
When I moved to Atlanta roughly 12 years or so ago, I noticed they played 80s music everywhere. They didn’t play the band’s new stuff, but older cuts and sometimes deep cuts of various albums from Duran Duran, TFF and the like. I’d often hear conversations when the music was played at a grocery store or hair salon…people talking about how much they loved that band. Of course, anytime they said they loved Tears for Fears I had to go on fan duty and tell them all about the online activities and opportunities to still see the band because, “they tour!!” This led to making new friends and keeping people informed via social media re: band things they may miss or what have you. So when all   of these people, new and veteran fans, showed up at the concert I was floored!

I arrived at 6pm on the dot and the awesome Michael Magno, who is a local superstar and tours with various musicians in addition to a great solo career, showed up with his stellar wife Meg, I almost fainted! I was thrilled that they took me up on the invitation! Not just Michael but many of my media colleagues and industry pals from around the city showed up. COOs, VPs and heads of various companies were present and had floor seats. They weren’t trying to just “attend” the show…they meant business! They were there to celebrate the band! So, big hugs and shoutouts to those who took time away to be true fan on a Sunday night (that’s a big deal around here because Monday mornings/the work week in ATL/Duluth, etc is no joke – it starts at 5am and you need all the sleep and rest you can get on a Sunday to get through it).

The Travel Fans
As mentioned many times, a travel fan is one who travels to shows. That’s it. It’s a nickname. On the front row, there were many! On the second row were several others who were local and drove in from various counties up to Duluth. Third row was filled with fans in their own cool TFF designs. It was awesome and the venue looked full!

I was a bit worried for us because everyone knows we stand up and dance for every show. Why not, why wouldn’t we? Would the Hall and Oates fans understand? I turned around and shook hands with several people as they touched my shoulder to ask questions about various things. Some knew that I was the blog moderator and I wanted to make sure to thank them for following along as well as make new friends. I let them know up front that I’d be on my feet the whole time but would leave for H&O as to not carry on throughout the concert. I leave more for courtesy purposes as I’ve come to see that some H&O fans just prefer to stay seated. I’ve heard this from other fans as well. I can’t go for that. 😉 I have to get up and groove. So, hey, let them enjoy the show without me wiggling around to every single song. I also left because…Monday morning. I’ve met H&O before through work functions so I don’t feel deprived of the experience for the most part. Most of my other friends and media colleagues stayed for a bit of time after TFF. They text and tweeted afterwards…they ADORED TFF… Hall and Oats received mixed reviews from those I know.

THE SHOW!!

Let the videos do the talking… Somebody hug Christine Zap and get her a gift card to the TFF Merch store for this! Seriously!

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Thank you to Christine Zap for recording Secret World and many others! Gotta get her a t-shirt!

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*laughing at myself in my Japanese Street Fashion Skull dress and book purse dancing gleefully in a state of absolute bliss.

Change

Creep

Pale Shelter

Band introductions

Because Charlton shall be loved!

*it’s called a zaghareet… google it…cultural thing. #NigeriansInTheAudience

Head over Heels

*As much as this song means to me, it makes me sad to hear it at shows cause I know it’s almost over. Crowd response before encore! Curt’s “Wow” makes so much sense!!

Shout

Awesome photos from Adam are on our Instagram page – we just opened a new one because YT was down for a moment and we didn’t want to delay getting this recap online.

Contribution from Adam H of #Atlanta! Long time fan of the band! #tearsforfears #duluth 🇬🇧🇺🇸#Atlanta #Concerts

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Back on the Road… Pause for me…

After the show, many went up to get merch. I felt faint, so I went to sit down. The familiar and strangers came over to compliment my skull dress. That was very sweet.

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Made a lot of new friends and saw a lot of unity that night. The suburbs of ATL really showed up that night hand in hand and all in love with the band and each other. Lots of “Loving” couples representing our great ethnicities and cultures. It was awesome!

Adam danced his way into the 1000s on his fit bit! We all had a good time!

Curt practically called us Peach Cobbler! Now that’s a compliment cause that’s like the official state food down here! I’m all about this Narwhal’s nightie. Can I get that in extra large?

I could say a lot more but I’ll pause here… we won’t forget that night. I, and many others, pray that ATL/Duluth stays on the TFF tour plan for decades! Just keep coming back Roland, Curt and Team! We welcome you here with open hearts!

Meg and Tyler said it all!!!

The band went quickly to Pittsburgh for the Paints Arena show the next morning. It was like waking up from the best all night slumber party and realising the guests of honour were gone! Come back! Come baaaaaccckkk!

We didn’t know a lot of people in Pittsburgh so our stock of contributions is rather low. If you have friends that went to this show let us know. Would love to recognise them and send some shoutouts and thank yous. So many fans got great photos and videos. Be sure to follow these great YT contributors and make new friends!
Shawn Dando captured the intro from a rare angle… stunning!


TGrant42 got Head over Heels…. Amazing!

Thanks to all who contributed to the show recap with photos and videos!

Hope our dream of a fan conference comes to life soon!

Cheers!

-Andye, TFF Travel Fan Team moderator

Tears for Fears x New York = Love!

This is dedicated to our #TravelFan team member Cindy who for years has followed a number of bands capturing the amazing shows and archiving them with attention and care. You can always count on Cindy aka ConcertChick. She is easy to spot with her gorgeous golden curls and perfect make-up down to the shoes honey! The nail polish and the glam go hand in hand as she represents the superfans of her favourite bands, Tears for Fears being on her list. For the record, she also does a darn good job looking after Duran Duran concerts, who, as we all remember, are good friends of TFF.

We also want to say a big thank you to @80smusiclovr for her follows and reports back on the good, the bad and the tough life of a fan following a band. There are few things easy about this. Also, much love to the fans that had to stand in line for a long time as they entered? Was reading concert notes and understanding the fan experience. Heaven bless everyone who was patient as they made it inside. Venue was massive, eh? 🙂 It looked full of fans and concert goers! Great!!

Sending Good Man Curt some sugar! #Mwaaaah! #FanLove #SweetGestures

It looks like hopping a plane and just showing up but those of you who know the drill understand that just like the band, we too are haulin’ it across country to be present. Some travel alone, some follow as a flock…either way, there’s an unspeakable amount of work involved including taking time away from jobs, family and making a living for ourselves as musicians, writers and industry contributors. We appreciate what TFF does to get to each city because we’re experiencing it as well. Shoutout to the awesome flight attendants who help musicians and fans get from point A to point B with ease! Enjoy this collection of concert clips and relive the amazing memories and magic the band bestows upon us!

Forest Hills Thanks Cindy!

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SOL

BIDA

Mad World

Pale Shelter

Change

HOH

Shout

Sending Good Man Curt some sugar! #Mwaaaah! #FanLove #SweetGestures

Couple of clips from Art Park (48 hour prior).
Subscribe to The Kamherst and DepecheGore3 please and say thanks for these great clips! All kinds of daylight in this show… the sun wanted to see the guys for a change…given its rays had such cameos in the SOL album 😉

Intro

Mad World

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Hair conversation, a zaghareet from a fan….and Creep cover 🙂

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Were there any issues? Thankfully only a few!! 🙂
Sadly we don’t always have a smooth sailing as we jump aboard the SS DelaQ to go to the shows. This is a double ticket with a total of 3 sets of musicians… Allen Stone, TFF and Hall & Oates. While our primary focus is Tears for Fears, we understand and respect that there are H&O fans in the audience. We as TFF’s crew tend to stand and dance the ENTIRE time. Given that we are usually in the VIP section that means we are up front in the first 10-15 rows doing our routine like clockwork. With respect to the Deadheads who followed faithfully alongside GD, we, too, have solid routine of movements and swoon the whole show. So, those who may be looking to take a load off and have a seat and a drink are probably annoyed by our enthusiasm. Too bad!

We spend on average $5000 each to travel to handful of shows on these tours. We do not come to sit and have a silent night while the band of our dreams is giving us 110% on stage. No apologies here! Get up and join us or deal with us wiggling around. We paid as well. We also do not believe any venue should follow suit and expect people to stay seated during a CONCERT!! It’s a CONCERT! This is not the OPERA or the symphony where staying seated is expected and respectable. This is a rock concert at the end of the day and we as fans are going to respect the band by standing up and singing along. That’s how we show our love and dedication and we hope others understand that. We do not have a reputation of getting drunk and being insane…we simply stand up and show respect. Please respect us in return.

Kudos to all who stood their ground and sang…especially to those who were not in VIP and got hurled insults because they came to represent. In future, contact us so we can get seats together. We don’t travel in numbers for no reason…it’s for safety’s sake. Goal is to have a good time and build new fan family ties! Continue to enjoy!

Thanks for reading!
-TFF Travel Fan Team

Tears for Fears in St. Louis – Now that was something! #HeckYeah

Wow, St. Louis, Missouri… what an interesting place! The hotel I stayed in was the former train station now turned into an awesome Hilton owned property. It was so big I had to leave my room an hour before the show (which was two blocks away) just to give myself extra time in case I got lost! LOL! I have no idea where TFF stayed when they were there but I had a great time at this property. The food was amazing and the rooms were more than comfortable!

The show was overwhelming! We had great seats on the 3rd row center. The band gave a lot of face time and interaction which we loved! The H&O fans on my side were very tolerant of our dancing and dance routines. TThe Hall and Oates fans behind Becky were not so nice! Karma will find them!

The guys look and sound angelic!!! This is no surprise but it’s hard to believe they can sound so good and even better than the year before…when the year before they blew us away… I mean…it’s like they just elevate themselves with every tour! Wild! We love it!!!! More please! Here’s a few videos from the night… enjoy!

Intro & Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Memories Fade Snippet – Listen to this compared to the original recording…
This is even better!!!!


Change

Creep

Head over Heels

For the shared shows, they go straight into Shout.. no stepping away and coming back encore, just straight through to the song…

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Merch was amazing! All this was $350 for those planning to get one of every shirt.

We try to have dinner after every show or before… the tour isn’t the same unless you’ve got your squad! Very grateful for all the Tears for Fears Travel Fans!!! Thanks for the drumsticks, Jamie!!!

Thanks for reading and supporting our efforts! We take our love for this band very seriously! This band life is no joke and we aim to be present, accounted for and supportive. Shoutout to others doing the same! We see you and stand by you!

TFF Forever!!
-Andye, Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team Moderator

How Was It Hoagie Nation!? #TearsForFears

EWTRTW Intro

BIDA

Change

Pale Shelter

Mad World

Head Over Heels

Everybody want to rule the world. #tearsforfears #hoagienation #festivalpier #livenation #hallandoates

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Just as good as last time I saw them 20 years ago! #tearsforfears

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Thanks for reading and watching!
-Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team

Tears for Fears Concert in Ohio…EUPHORIC!

Another hour plus of euphoria at this show in Ohio! Enjoy! Big thanks to all who posted and contributed videos on your platforms.
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Tears for Fears!!! Amazing!!! Last night! #tearsforfears

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Shout! #TearsForFears

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Change

SOL

Head Over Heels

Shout

Like that? Watch practically the entire show and tell Misha Tico thank you!!

Ohio! You are alright!!! Love the energy from fellow fans! Unreal! So much passion!

And what’s not to love about this great interview with Curt!

Thanks for reading and watching!
-Tears for Fears Travel Fans

Tears for Fears’ Concert Schedule 2017

Update: Need tickets to Arizona, Los Angeles or Montreal? Send us an email and we’ll connect you with members of our team who have extra ones for sale. Avoid scalpers and get your good seats from fellow fans!

As a team of  dedicated fans who travel to follow the band, we’ve been gathering and celebrating Tears for Fears for over 2 decades. In the last 7 years (started archiving our travel in 2010), we’ve made a lot of efforts to be inclusive and keep our fellow fans in the know. Some of our fun includes where to meet up for photos, notifications on the band’s prompts to hang out and spend a few minutes with fellow fans and more. Many of us are back on the road again for #Tour2017. Below is an updated list of the full 2017 Tears for Fears concert schedule (global) and those who have checked-in to say where they’ll be during the tour. Cheers-cheers!

Dedicated to Valerie who will be in Arizona and to Katie who cashed out her 401K (not uncommon) to see the band this year. We wish everyone safe travels and a great time!

Air Travel: We suggest Delta or Southwest – please be sure to join their frequent flyer club programs. There is no extra charge and the perks are worth it. In 2014, we were able to use points each time we wanted to see the band. You can earn enough points for free tickets, free hotel stays and more.

4 May Tulsa,Oklahoma @Bok Center
Tickets
Hotel Get the Bok Center package – it’s the better deal
Several TFF Travel Fans will be present including Carolyn our Midwest rep.

6 May St. Louis, Missouri @ Scottrade Center
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Hotels
TFF Travel Fans: Several including the core Travel Fan team and moderators

8 May – Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Tickets
Hotel
TFF Travel Fans: Robert M.

9 May – Kansas City, Missouri @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Tickets – Premium seats available
Holiday Inn Kansas City Downtown
TFF Travel Fans: B-blaze, Lady Carolyn

11 May – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Tickets: starting at $35
Hotel: several from which to choose, suggested by venue

13 May – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
Tickets market rate is $32 – $126
Hotels Venue has several from which to choose that are very near event

15 May – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
Tickets market rate is $35 – $300+
Hotel aLoft has a shuttle, it is listed as the first choice
TFF Travel Fans: Todd S., Lori

17 May – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
Tickets prices range and can get into the 1000s if you use the third party site
Hotel Hilton is your best bet price wise…

18 May – Ft Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
Tickets $46 – $180+
Hotel Holiday Inn – it’s very close to venue and reasonably priced
TFF Travel Fans: Becky M.

20 May – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Tickets up to $129 – VIP packages are more (but should be the same as H&Os offer)
Hotel aLoft!

*Becky M’s extra tickets are sold for this show.

*Congrats Susan B and her daughter on winning the tickets to the show!

21 May – Louisville Kentucky @ Louisville Palace
Tickets
TFF Travel Fans: Becky M.

22 May – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
TicketsTickets $35 – $391
Hotel The Blackwell Inn is the official hotel. Tell them you are booking b/c of the show!
TFF Travel Fans: Becky M.

24 May – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Tickets VIP are still available in section 3 (Curt & Charlton’s side)
Hotel Omni Nashville Hotel is really nice!

27 May – Philadelphia, PA @ Hoagie Nation Festival/ Learn more about this festival
Tickets – get the VIP!
Hotel (still trying to figure this one out! wth!)                                                                                  TFF Travel Fans: Deb C.

5 June – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
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Hotel

9 June – Orlando, FL @ Amway CenterAmway Center
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Hotel
TFF Travel Fans: Melissa M.

10 June Jacksonville, Florida @ Daily’s Place
Tickets
Hotel

11 June – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
Tickets (up to $129)
Hotel (This venue is 35 mins from Atlanta – you need to stay in Duluth, not Atlanta if you want an easy to commute to the show – tweet @andyeisthenews for additional info)
Travel Fans: Teresa, Andye, Adam, Meg & Michael Magno, Tyler & Meg, M.W. & family, Karon and husband from Asheville, N.C.

13 June – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Tickets & Hotel – the Cabria is the official hotel of the venue

14 June – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
Tickets
Hotel Sheraton Hotel was the official hotel last year

16 June – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
Tickets
Hotel use booking code ‘FRONTROW’ when booking at the Ace
TFF Travel Fans: Rachael, Pam R., Cindy

17 June – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Tickets $35 – $430
Hotel
TFF Travel Fans: Bob, Deb, Deb C.

19 June Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Centre
Tickets
Hotel (tweet @andyeisthenews for details about Pantages – she lived there!)
Travel Fans: Half of Andye’s Family

21 June – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
Tickets *You need a valid US passport to attend this show as an American unless you already live in Quebec. The site is in French. Please contact Andye @AndyeIsTheNews if you need a translation or leave at note with @papasfans.
Hotel

22 June – Montreal, Canada @Place des Arts
Tickets: (on sale Friday May 5th)
Hotel (*Remember you need a passport to travel here if you’re not a citizen of Canada. The law changed and a drivers license is no longer enough ID to enter the country. If you are driving over, dispose of any unlawful items in advance or they will ask you to declare them at border patrol.)

24 June – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Tickets
Hotel – Show your ticket at the hotel and get 30% off the best available rate!
TFF Travel Fan: Lady Deb, Pam R.

26 June – Washington DC @ Verizon Center
Tickets
Hotel – please book now at the rate of $213 – I can’t guarantee this price later/closer to the date of the show… it’s crucial you book now while the rate is still low…
TFF Travel Fans: Donna R.

5 July Tel Aviv, Israel @ Menora-Mivtachim Arena (former Nokia Arena)
(see original post via link above, not much info has changed)
TFF Travel Fan: Tai (TBD)

8 JulyLondon, England @ British Summer Time in Hyde Park
TFF Travel Fan Legacy Team: Lady Angela and Lady Kath  TBD: Nathalie de France

*If anyone has an extra ticket to this show, let us know. It is sold out and we still have very loyal fans who were not able to get in on the early deals. Tweet @papasfans or email us on Facebook if you have any extra tickets. Open to paying market rate.

11 July – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Tickets VIP packages available…same as on H&O site
Hotel

12 July – Austin, Texas @Moody Theatre ACL Live
Tickets Gen Am standing tickets are in front of the stage. Most of us want these for proximity’s sake…but again it’s Gen Am. You’ll need to be there early and line-up.
Hotel – use the same hotels that are used for the festivals…Hyatt preferably.
TFF Travel Fans: Dian, Michael L.

13 July – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Tickets
Hotel St. Anthony or Grand Hyatt are what we suggest
TFF Travel Fans: Dian, Becky

15 July – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green
*Use the info from 2015

17 July – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Tickets
Hotel
TFF Travel Fans: Lael and Valerie!

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Valerie is ready to meetup and give some band fan hugs!

19 July – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center Arena
Tickets
TFF Travel Fans: Rise, SnapHappy Pam, Lady K, Lorna P and husband

21 July – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Tickets
Hotel It’s Vegas, stay at the Mirage!
TFF Travel Fans: Penny, TBD: Becky, Alex, Lael, SnapHappy Pam, Andye

23 July – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Tickets
Hotel
TFF Travel Fans: Rise

25 July – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
Tickets
Hotel
TFF Travel Fans: Penni, Lady J, Lady K, Lael, SnapHappyPam

26 July – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Tickets (Dishwalla is opening, how cool is that!?)
Hotel *If anyone has another suggestion please let us know in the comments or via one of our social pages.

28 & 29 July – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Tickets
Hotel
TFF Travel Fans: Yvette & Family, Artemisa and Jolene B. TBD: Andye, Kai, Carri, Yvette, SnapHappy Pam, Penni, Lady K and Lady J

*Ticket for sale: Floor – Row 15 – conact @qtcdior28 on Twitter

22 SeptemberRio de Janeiro -Rockin’ Rio Concert Series (Day 4)
Tickets (this is in English for our general audience – se voce queria Portuguese, escerve a Andye o Marcio).
Hotel: contact Marcio – get his advise for the entire trip!
TFF Travel Fans: Marcio Campos (Team Lead), Vivian

*Hotel indicates a suggested accommodation that has worked for us as Tears for Fears Travel Fans in the past. Names listed as TFF Travel Fans are those that usually frequent shows in that location, have checked-in or have been helpful to fellow fans travelling to those cities and venues. As always, please feel free to leave a message on our TFF Travel Fans and Kooks page on Facebook or Twitter @papasfans.

Live discussion on Facebook

Follow on Twitter: @tearsforfears, @curtsmith, @rolandtff, (for travel fan info: @papasfans)

Thanks for reading!

-TFF Travel Fan Team

Tears for Fears 2017 North America

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It’s official! As mentioned early yesterday, the band will tour with Hall and Oates beginning in May of this year. AA met Hal and Oates while working at CNN International and the concert was a true “experience.” So, keep that in mind, you’re going to have more than a good time! Below are the dates of the tour. Many of the venues are places Tears for Fears played in 2016. Others are new places such as Duluth GA’s Infinite Energy Arena (which is actually Atlanta but a suburb/adjacent city that is 45 mins from Atlanta’s city center – we’ll go into full detail on each city in the coming weeks). Pre-sale for those who subscribe to Tears for Fears’ newsletter go on sale Monday (check your inbox for code). Tickets go on sale starting Tuesday for various card holders.

Subcribers – Monday: please visit, www.tearsforfears.com, click on tour dates and pick the show you wish. If you’re having trouble with scrolling down, the Hall and Oates All Access membership page (yes, it’s just under $30) will allow you to buy pre-sale tickets. VIP is about $300- $400 per ticket and comes with a huge gift bag FILLED with stuff. You also get to sit in the first few rows just like we did with the band’s friends Duran Duran.

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TOUR DATES
9 May – Kansas City, Missouri @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
11 May – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
13 May – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
15 May – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
17 May – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
18 May – Ft Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
20 May – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
22 May – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
24 May – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
27 May – Philadelphia, PA @ Hoagie Nation Festival
5 June – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
9 June – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
11 June – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
13 June – Pittsburg, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
16 June – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
17 June – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
19 June – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
21 June – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
24 June – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
26 June – Washington DC @ Verizon Center
7 July – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
12 July – Austin, Texas @Moody Theatre ACL Live
13 July – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
15 July – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green
17 July – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
19 July – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center Arena
21 July – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
23 July – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
25 July – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
28 & 29 July – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

*Tears for Fears will also be in Israel, UK and Brasil this year. Dates are noted in the blog and our social media sites.

Meet n’ Greets… we’ve had over 50 people request to meet the band. Just remember, we’re not in charge of who goes backstage. It’s usually a surprise to us. So work through your venues to get VIP options and of course keep an eye out for #RollCall tags in updates. When you see that, it means we have gained access to something cool for those travelling to see the band. More info on the way as we get tour preparations underway!

Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team @papasfans

Tears for Fears Travel Fan Info || Phoenix Arizona Show 7 October

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Carina, Roland, Curt, Charlton and Doug by Lax

Tears for Fears will be in concert at the Comerica Theatre on the 7th of October. This show is located in Phoenix, Arizona. There are some amazing seats still available for this concert including 2nd row Pit area and section 4 center stage. Buy tickets through Live Nation to see all the great options.

As for VIP, the theatre has the option to request info about it. It’s not clear if you can get it for this particular show but it doesn’t hurt to ask. To get that info sent to your email click here and fill out the form if you didn’t already when the show was first announced. If you are doing will-call, you’ll need your photo ID and the credit card with which the tickets were purchased. Their Will Call Box Office is in the front of the building on the corner of 4th and Washington. If someone else bought your tickets and they are left for you to pick up, your name should be on the account and the person who bought them can call and let Ticketmaster know this in order to prevent any ticket withholding. Also, this is one of those venues where everyone needs a ticket, including any small children and babies.

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Comerica Theatre (from site)

Venue: Address: 400 West Washington St. Phoenix AZ 85003 (phone: 602.379.2800) This theatre is gorgeous! It has some really cool nooks and crannies that are glammed out for comfort. There is a great deal of space between the first row of seats and the stage. It’s not really clear how the pit area will be/if there will be seats placed there in front or if this is standing, looks like there will be seats. The entire place has a well-thought out design and has a cool backstage area, it’s just awesome. So if you’re not headed to every TFF concert on the reschedule and are just looking for that special one show to go to, this is the one.

You can also take pictures but of course no recordings or video cameras. These are the theatre rules, not the band’s. Travel fans know this but if you’re new to the TFF shows, be mindful that the flash should be off, especially if any band member leans down near you. Yes, plain common sense but when you get caught up in the excitement strange things happen to the mind.

Accommodations: This was kind of hard to decide. We suggest the Hilton Phoenix Suites. You’re looking at $250 after tax per night. The other options swing from as low as $119 to well into the hundreds per night. This was the median range and had the better reviews. Also we carry memberships at this one so we only want to suggest ones where we’ve either previously stayed or know the chain/their customer service team very well. This particular Hilton has many amenities and isn’t very far from the venue.

Airfare: Again, this part of the country gets pretty steep if you don’t book well in advance. Still looking at around $400+ roundtrip on major carriers to the southwestern most states. Keep trying online for deals especially if you’re doing the whole fly in and fly out. If not you’re looking at a $1,500 1-2 day music holiday. It’s worth it but still. Southwest may have some better deals.

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Shipmates and their Captain. || Becky Boom Boom, SK & Captain Orzabal

Fan Fun: Several travel fans are attending and lots of new people too. This is a great opportunity to get together the day before the show. Hoping for some group pictures on this one.

-TFF Travel Fan Team

Tears For Fears Travel Fan Info | Colorado in October 2016

 

Tears for Fears will be in Colorado at two different venues. Email one of our travel fan team leaders directly to see if the 8th row seats are still available for the Pikes Peak Center show. As of a few days ago, we had four extra seats. This is rare at this late stage in the game. It’s only happened twice before so if you need to be close to the stage, this might be your best opportunity from reliable individuals who are not going to upcharge you.

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Red Rocks AmphitheatreOctober 3rd: This particular venue is a popular one for Tears for Fears fans and is why so many are going. Several first saw the band at this very place. If you remember the history of MTV and how Tears for Fears’ early music was marketed you’ll know why so many saw them in this region. But let’s not get all political. It’s a beautiful place and a special venue. Photos speak volumes.

Tickets: This venue uses axs to sell tickets. They range from $39+ to $85. They also have a great premium seat program which gets you seats in “Reserve 1: seats 1- 25” located near the front of the stage. You can still get what we’re nicknaming sway & jam seats – meaning close enough to enjoy Roland’s sway and Curt’s iconic jam. It’s pretty righteous, no joke. We’ve seen it for many years and every time is just like the first. So do not hesitate to get a good seat for this show if you want to go hard core.

Venue Address: 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465 | Show starts at 7:30pm. No other opener is noted so it most likely will be Carina? Didn’t see Michael Wainwright mentioning he’d be on tour during the reschedule. He was noted to perform before the reschedule was announced.

Accommodations: We’re suggesting Comfort Suites Golden West as it’s 11 miles from the venue. Look to pay about $175 per night after taxes. Address: 29300 U.S. 40, Evergreen, CO 80439

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Courtesy dear fan Bob Ramos

Pikes Peak Center – 5 October:  Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. Seats in the orchestra section remain starting at $79.50. Venue address: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts -190 South Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Accommodations: We suggest The Mining Exchange (Wyndham brand) which is in the area of the venue. You’re looking at about $199 a night after taxes 8 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 *There’s also a Howard Johnson in the same area for about $60+

Airfare: Delta has economy tickets at around $450+ at this time of year for this area. Other carriers may have cheaper options. Just check their online deals. Don’t call, phone prices seem to be higher.

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ROCS at Capitol Theatre by Lax

Meet and Greets/Fan Fun: Given the number of people that are going including the hard core teams that travel year after year for this band, it is likely that there will be something fun going on. Nothing has been confirmed. But be sure to look out for #RollCall on Twitter and FB the night before in case everyone decides to meet up as a group and have a drink pre or post show.

Questions? FB Email or Tweet @papasfans
-TFF Travel Fan Team

Tears for Fears Travel Fan Info || Ontario Canada 2016

 

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Tears for Fears will have two concerts in Canada. This time two different venues. First show is the 30th of September and the next one is 1st of October. Tears for Fears Travel Fans are no strangers to Ontario. This is very familiar ground. You already know, passport is needed. You can no longer drive over the border with just a license. If you’re taking a plane, again, you need a passport. And the lines are long so you’ll want to get a stay on site at the venue hotels for maximum comfort after being on your feet. Let’s go ahead and get into all of that. But first tickets…

The Colosseum at Ceasars Windsor
Tickets: are available but there are very few left at market value – $80 plus fees. There are less than maybe 25 floor seats left but they do exist. Tickets further from the stage are as low as $33.50 before taxes and fees (and insurance). This show does not list a meet & greet opportunity through the venue. Both of these shows have age requirements 18+ however the site does state that they may make exceptions for some shows. From memory I think you had to be 21+ to get into the casino but that didn’t apply to the show. Call them and ask in advance. Address:  377 Riverside Drive EastWindsor, ON, CA N9A 7H7

Casino Rama
Tickets are reportedly sold out. You’ll need to contact Ticketmaster first and then attempt from 3rd party sites. *Age requirement for this show. Call the venue to confirm. Address: 5899 Rama Road,  Rama,  ON  L0K 1T0

Accommodations: Both of these places have hotels. Book on site. That’s our advice. It’s worth it to stay there. There is a 5 -7 hour drive with traffic between both venues. If you’re going to the Windsor show, get a good night’s rest for the drive to the next show.
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Hanging out in the hallway before the show

Fan Fun/Meet & Greets: You’ll have a great time whether you meet the band or not. Sadly we do not have anything scheduled through the travel fan team at this time. The venues for either of these are not listing VIP for this show. If you are looking to meet the band, you’ll have to call the casinos directly. However, from what we remember from reports by other fans, going backstage was not an option at Casino Rama unless you contacted the hotel re: VIP. Casinos are known to give members VIP experiences so do not hesitate to let them know if you are one. Each time we’ve joined a casino or event facility they’ve given us the time of our lives in some form or fashion, from room upgrades to other awesome perks. So consider joining.

Email us with any questions or tweet us @papasfans

-TFF Travel Fan Team