Tears For Fears – the Legends

We got carried away…
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and again 🙂

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…all we needed was some time. Beautiful!

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Tears for Fears 26 & 27 October – London

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Accommodations: The Kensington

If you were one of the fortunate ones able to snag a very difficult-to-obtain ticket for the 27 October show, you might as well go all out with a nice stay at The Kensington. This hotel is actually one of the preferred hotels of the Royal Albert Hall. Of course, if you’re local I’m sure you’re giving me the two finger salute.

Now, for those of us stateside who usually pay anywhere from $50-$275 a night for a standard to slightly upgraded room (with the exception of Vegas shows where we just pretend money is no object and go buck wild with cabanas for 3 days and parties), the Kensington is going to cost you around $400 US a night after tax. And…the room will be half the size of the swank abodes we’ve been spoiled with on tour. So, just be mentally ready for that. It’s gorgeous though. Take a look at the photos.

For those of us not going, myself included, this is like missing a Royal Wedding. The venue is unbelievable. It’s quite the answered prayer in many ways. There have been hundreds (I’m not exaggerating) of fans in the UK who have all but sold their insides begging and pleading Tears for Fears to have a show there (as if the band really has total control over that). And here it is…and damn if something funky didn’t happen the day the tickets went on sale to prevent us from going in addition to what was already a stab in the heart with short notice of ticket sales (remember when we said your 6 months of savings should also include $300 for a couple of Tears for Fears tickets? People think we’re trying to be funny – Nope, this is a prime example). Thankfully, Good Man Curt Smith – G-d love him – tweeted forward with a statement that once again proved his knowledge and sentiment to the cause of the fans. They know WE TRY hard to be at every show and that is an understatement.

Let me tell you right now… these “schemes” don’t hurt. Consider joining for future. You never know…

I have been that fan that literally flies home, goes to work and flies out that same evening JUST to see them one more time and in many cases, over and over again. It’s just THAT healing. But it’s even better when you’ve got a great venue with amazing seats and don’t have to contend with standing in queue 6-7 hours prior to the show for the dreaded Gen Am. THIS my dear fellow fans, is the show of shows to be at and I pray that something works out so that it happens again (maybe annually for a few years) so that we can all show up and show out in lovely frocks with our handkerchiefs in tow crying like a bride’s mother over these songs that have left us shook as f*ck.

Speaking of being shook, check out who is opening for the band… Freya Ridings. Check her out…powerful voice!

If by chance you just want to be in the area and hang around (there are people that do that), take British Airways or Delta. Use a car service to get you to and from London Heathrow and spoil yourself with a night at the Kensington. Then walk over to RAH and just be somewhere near without being disruptive. Just do it. Stay the weekend, leave on a Sunday. Walk around, be in the energy of historic London…just do it. If you have the resources to just get there…GO!

Are You Serious? What the hell are we gonna do?
RAH has guided tours, tea and much more. While you’re there, hire a car and go to Bath, England. Plan to stay a night there as well. Make the most of it!

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26 October Show with BBC2
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So, this is also happening and we’ve yet to have heard who the blessed Earls of Fortune are that got the tickets. But just “For Everyone’s I” as Curt would say, this is taking place. Bookmark it and follow it, you never know what you may see or find out on the day of the show. Gonna be pretty sweet for sure.

Meet and Greets
We get this question for every show. Unlike years past, we just don’t see these like we used to for a variety of reasons. It’s sort of an every man for himself, just ask and see what happens kind of thing. All we can say is for goodness sake, hold on to the no scream policy. Do not freak out around the band if you see them. Keep it cool. For some it’s hard because it’s literally like watching an angel manifest before you. Some may disagree but for those that “know” …you know it’s true.

Travel Fan Team on the Ground
For every show there is a loyal one who usually comes through and provides the coverage that we archive. We all pool our videos, whomever got the best one for each song is what goes online. Everyone uploads their selections to YouTube or sends us a file via email. We don’t know what will happen this time around because that ticket debacle just threw us off. We’re hoping for the best.

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What to expect?
The set list we’ve been hearing and hopefully some surprises. We’re checking to see if Mr. Moyer will join because that means Working Hour gets played! Heck yes!!! We’re also hoping the “Broken” ending for HOH will be played as well. That’s one to make you faint…bring your smelling salts and look alive. We can only pray that I Love You But I’m Lost will be permitted to the public at both shows. We’ll see!

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Cheers all, have a great time and stay in touch! We’ll be either within a mile of the venue being present and respectful or reachable by phone. Keep your passport card with you, keep the passport in the hotel. Trust us on that one!
-AA, Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team

LYRICS – I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST

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As requested, here are the lyrics to Tears For Fears’ mind blowing new single that has fans up talking about it 24/7. You can thank Captain Julian Orzabal for these. He sent them to Andye, the blog and Travel Fan team moderator after a conversation of which we’ll discuss later. Below the lyrics is a link to the discussion taking place on the Tears For Fears & Kooks Travel Fan Team FB wall.

How do these lyrics relate to your life? Did they pierce your heart? How are you feeling after listening to ILYBIL?

Lyrics: I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST

LOST IN THE MAZE OF THE BACK STREETS I STRUGGLED
FIGHTING MY WAY THROUGH A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE
TOO MANY PEOPLE WERE TALKING WITHOUT MOVING THEIR MOUTHS

SO MANY DAYS SO MANY NIGHTS EVER WONDER
BY THE LIES THAT HAVE STOLEN MY THUNDER
IN THE HAZE OF MY MIND ALL THE WIRES WERE CROSSED

I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST

FROM A FLAME TO THE SPARK OF AN EMBER
TO A FIRE ON THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER
WE ESCAPED FROM THE LIGHT NOW WE COUNT THE COST

I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST
I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST

LOOK AT THE MARKS ON YOUR ARMS ALL THE COLOURS
HOW YOU LIKE TO MAKE THEM PAY
THESE ARE THE REASONS WHY YOUR LIFE IS NOT QUITE WHAT IT WAS

IN A DREAM AT THE EDGE OF A RIVER
WHERE WE SWAM WHERE I WATCHED YOU SHIVER
CAME TO LIFE IN MY ARMS AND THEN TURNED TO DUST

I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST

ALL WE NEEDED WAS SOME TIME x 4

I LOVE YOU BUT I’M LOST

Discussion – copy and paste to your browser to join this conversation.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1676833142356280&id=425444454161828

Be sure to download it on Spotify and check out an additional tune on the new Greatest Hits available on Amazon.

Thanks for reaching out!
-TFF TRAVEL FAN TEAM

Tour Wrap Up & London Teaser

Before we discuss next steps I think we just need to breathe. That was a long a$$ tour and wayyy too much fun, wow! For those that followed along every night and stayed the course virtually with the frequent plane hop to be there in person, high freakin’ five to you and the crew! Again, so many MVPs to name! The Rocsatears, Tears for Fears Travel Fans and so many more from all OVER the globe showed up and showed out for these concerts. Santa Barbara got a lot of the hardcore travel fans on video dancing song after song nonstop, singing along to every word and showing their maaaad dedication to this band! You are the winners and you are impressive!

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This was also an emotionally charged tour for many of us on a personal level. For quite a few, you were running to this tour for healing. You were going through all kinds of stuff at home, in your work life and beyond. The spirit world was knocking at the door taking relatives and in some cases it simply warned you to slow down and change course. You survived again…alongside Tears for Fears. That’s what we do. This is our sanctuary. The band themselves will perhaps never know or even understand how much we rather rely on their music to get us through the day. When crazy happens…turn on Tears for Fears. When the world is falling down around you, grab your prayer book and Tears for Fears – sometimes it’s hard to tell one from the other – both help more than words can say!
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Logistically this was a difficult tour and rather expensive with the double artists tickets in the $300-$400 range not to mention airfare from city to city. At this point most of us like to attend a string of shows…like 5-6 at a time and that means taking off a week or two from our daily lives and responsibilities. Next year is looking highly likely to be a heavy travel year as well so let’s rest up and be prepared for it! Let’s hope the VIP option stays though – especially if it includes all TFF merch for 2018. It helped a lot! Send your thoughts on that…

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There is so much more to be said but let’s focus on next year and be glad we got to be together again this year! If you have any questions, continue to send them in to our Facebook page, we’ll answer to the best of our ability or will reach out to the band (and in some cases) point you to management, etc.

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The Pause… We’re not going to discuss it. They got through it and they will chat about it when they feel like it. And that is all!

Tune in Thursday 12 October at 7:30am GMT/UTC (Update – show aired within the 2a ET hour) BBCRadio2 for a track/single from the new album. To convert, login to TimeAndDate to check the time in your region.

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What to expect? I Love You But I’m Lost (ILYBIL)

“There’s a song called “My Demons.” There’s a song called “I Love You but I’m Lost,” “End of Night.” These are all very strong singles. “Up Above the World” has just got a great, fantastic beat.” – Roland Orzabal during an interview with Chris Callaway

Cheers and thank you for hanging out with us before and after the shows in various cities. Let’s hope our Tears for Fears Fan Conference dreams (sent proposal *cough cough*) come to fruition in 2018 or shortly after…

-AA, Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team Moderator

P.S. We’ll have Travel Fan info about the London show this week! Even if you don’t have tickets, you’ll still want the news! You can also win tickets to the event the night before the concert. Stick around!

Tears for Fears – Rock in Rio

We didn’t see this show coming…it was a huge and welcomed surprise! Many thanks to Marcio Campos who got all the footage for us as he always does. We appreciate his leadership and kindness to all fans from North America, South America and beyond. Marcio, you are one of a kind! We love you and appreciate you!

The file has been shared hundreds of times from the event and you can also watch it on YouTube. We have it archived in our video files of which are available to all travel fans and friends!

Here’s one from Drummer Genius Jamie Wollam

For convenience, enjoy this YT file posted by FBrito

They had a good time 🙂

More shows to come! Tears for Fears have yet another announcement! Stay tuned!

Tears for Fears – Sensational in Santa Barbara

This was one heck of a show with so many great contributions from people many of us chat with everyday. Check out these great videos from the awesome fellow fans and be sure to follow them and leave a thank you on their page. This was the last of the shows in the North America TFF Tour for the “summer of 2017.” Wow, what a season of sensational music!

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BIDA

Seeds of Love

Secret World

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(Who was sitting down on the front row? Kudos to the girl who danced her arse off the entire time)

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One more show … Rock in Rio! See it on the next entry!
Thanks for reading!
-AA, Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team Moderator

Tears for Fears Knew the Way to San Jose! SOLD OUT Show!

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…and blew them away with their legendary awesomeness! We’re thrilled with this turn out of superfans including Duranies/Duran Duran fans from our sister travel fan team of that band. Big thanks to Ingrid and her friends for live streaming the show! Awesome! This was reportedly a SOLD OUT SHOW!

This entry is dedicated to Ingrid – superfan of Duran Duran and dear fan sister to us all! She and her friend are awesome for what they captured last night and provided on their FB wall. Much love! Many others shared some amazing clips. Enjoy the below and make sure you connect with them and become fellow fan friends!

Intro – EWTRTW

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Enjoy these links and be sure to reach out and like the photo. Make a new friend!

Tears for fears sold out!! #sapcenter #tearsforfears #stillamazing #concert

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Welcome to your life … There's no turning back! #EverybodyWantsToRuleTheWorld @tearsforfearsmusic #EpicNight #TearsForFears

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#soundsofthe80's #tearsforfears #live #sapcentersj with Hall and Oates

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Tears for Fears #sapcenter #tearsforfears #sanjose

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This looks like the photo in the music education book where some of us first learned about the band from a student perspective in music class.

#StillInAwwwwOverLastNight😱 #TearsForFears #TruleyEpic #Pure80sAdrenaline #ILove80sRock♥️#Shout!!!

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Very surreal… full circle moment… SHOUT

#StillInAwwwwOverLastNight😱 #TearsForFears #TruleyEpic #Pure80sAdrenaline #ILove80sRock♥️#Shout!!!

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#tearsforfears

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Look at the crowd!

making my dreams come true. | #hallandoates #tearsforfears #SAP #concert #sanjose #sapcenter

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#EpicNight #TearsForFears #ShoutShoutLetItAllOutTheseAreTheThingsICanDoWithout!!! #ILove80sRock♥️

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Thanks again to all who shared and posted! Next show is like momentarily practically…

Stand up and represent!

AA, Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team Moderator

Tears for Fears Serenade in Lovely Los Angeles

IMG_1403 Tears for Fears fun memories from tours…

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Fans from around the world sporting their merch!

Big thanks to those who shared their videos. Here are some from the past two nights at the Staples Center. Many people literally changed their lives around to be present for this show. Huge thanks for going the extra mile under the circumstance. Some had to give up their tickets and others gave them to fellow fans.

We appreciate those that made those sacrifices as fellow fans. Few words can ever express the power of the fans and what they do to make things happen. What makes it even more special is that Mr. Moyer was there as well providing support on Working Hour! Hope it’s okay to mention this but he just got married to a beautiful lady named Andrea (not ours – but a different Andrea equally as awesome indeed! We’re so happy for him. Be sure to get the link to his band’s music at the bottom of this post. Now, enjoy Working Hour

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Mad World

Seeds of Love

Pale Shelter

Head Over Heels

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Interview with David Moyer from 2014
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DD Horns on Facebook

Thanks for reading! More to come!
-AA, Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team Moderator
Congrats to the Travel Fans 17 September anniversary tomorrow – many years on the road non-stop!

ReBlog – Fans Talking About Coming Album That We’ve Known About Since 2012

I’m thrilled to learn that the forthcoming Tears for Fears album has a name: THE TIPPING POINT. At the moment, the title is a tentative one, more indicative of the band’s desires and aspirations than of any confirmed realizations. It’s been, amazingly enough, thirteen years since the band’s last studio album, EVERYBODY LOVES A HAPPY […]

via Forthcoming: THE TIPPING POINT by Tears for Fears — Progarchy

TFF Were Soooo Good in Sacramento!!

One of our Travel Fan Team members had to give up his tickets to this show so we don’t have our usual plethora but this was a really nice set of shares. The fans were incredible and very kind! Their energy was stellar! Enjoy!

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CREEP

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Additional Amazing Moments captured from fans

#tearsforfears w/ @chellsiedanielle

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