Band Family & More

In addition to Roland and Curt, Charlton Pettus (guitar), Jamie Wollam (drums), Doug Petty (piano/keys/& more) and Carina Round (vocals), Lauren Evans (supporting vocals) help make Tears for Fears who they are today. Recent news on these amazing members is below. For an archive of TV Appearances please visit the media page. For information on alumni and travelling musicians with the band, see the drop down on the homepage to see where they are now and their ongoing relationships with Roland, Curt, the supporting geniuses and each other.


This year has been filled with tons of music anniversaries, personal anniversaries in the lives of band members (e.g. birthdays) and work anniversaries – several of their songs hitting milestones (e.g. The Hurting’s 40th Anniversary, Everybody Wants to Rule the World turning 35yrs). Remastered versions of The Hurting are now available for purchase plus versions of songs we have never heard before. Saturnine Martial & Lunatic will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day (RDS2023). 

On the 3rd of April, the band surprised fans with tour 2023 news. You can find it on their official site, and also here on the travel fan site which will include information on hotels and videos of the venues.


  • Tears for Fears released The Tipping Point on the anniversary of the Songs from the Big Chair album. The summer US leg of the tour was an enormous hit and included VIP packages through OTLPresents. Fans attended multiple shows, including Stephen Marshall from the UK who attended every single show on the tour. The second half of the tour was in the UK and ended after soundcheck during the Lytham Festival. Curt suffered a horrific injury on the tour bus where his ribs were fractured. This plus additional global incidents (e.g. Queen’s passing) put an early pause on the tour. Refunds were provided for the ticket purchase.
  • Raoul Orzabal’s art was featured in the Financial Times
  • The band was also featured at Deutsche Radio Press and applauded all night by their peers, media and the hosts of the event (see Q4 2022 update).


  • Curt Smith will be in the new Psych3 movie with the original cast – movie streams on Peacock 18 November, 2021
  • Pascal Orzabal continues to release new music under the project Quarterboy – total of 4 singles have been released.
  • Libre Stone with Captain Julian Orzabal and Dion Smith released the band’s second album – it was a collab featuring Jamie Wollam and members of Tears for Fears
  • Diva Smith released the song ‘Bet’ and noted she will likely release an album.
  • Doug Petty (keyboardist) will be teaching at University
  • November 2021 the band received a prestigious Ivor Novello award 

22 Feb: Pascal Orzabal – Roland’s second son released new music under his project titled “Quarterboy”

14 Feb: BBC released a documentary via their Classic Albums series and it was all about Tears for Fears

20 Jan: Fellow fan and industry writer, Paul Halpern, interviews Curt and it was eye opening – filled with insight.

The band did one show stateside and the rest were in Europe this year. With that said they did a lot of travelling for better or worse. This article written by Tears for Fears member Charlton Pettus (we call him Reverend Pettus because we overheard a band convo that said he was ordained so…). It is an eye opening account of the tour life they experienced. It is as beautiful as it is worrying and we hope they take 2020 off…no joke. It’s time regroup and reconsider how to tour without the aches and pains. There has got to be a better way.

Tears for Fears on Tour _ the NYC article

In addition, Raoul, Roland’s oldest son won a lovely art competition and has been sharing his amazing work with everyone on his Instagram feed.

Our fellow intellectual, Mr. Paul Halpern interviewed Good Man Curt. We learned so much in this insightful inquiry including some thoughts Curt was having. Scared the fuck out of some of us but still we learned something and again, we feel the band should take some time off and just relax. We’re not going anywhere. So we’re happy to see them in 2021. Enjoy this read – Click HERE



Charlton wrote a book called Exit Strategy – it’s intriguing and suspenseful. We, the travel fans, began a book club where we devoured it from start to finish. Feel free to share your thoughts on our travel fan page. We’re always up for reading.

Carina Round recently had a beautiful baby girl. We wish she and her family well.

The Beloved Alumni & Contributors

Many awesome musicians performed with the band or have been featured on various tracks. Here are a few and links where you can connect and follow them today.

David Moyer (2014 – The Wiltern – Working Hour – he’s now part of the amazing jazz duo, DD Horns)
Gail Ann Dorsey
Many Elias
Nicky Holland
Oleta Adams
William Gregory
Alan Griffiths
Tim Palmer
Guy Pratt
Manu Katche
John Baker
Julian Orzabal “Captain” – also check out Julian’s children’s books – The Wonky Woo Series
Bob Ludwig
Mark O’Donoughue
Howard Jones
David Austen

The Long Time Fans

There’s a lot of us and for the most part, many of us keep in touch and travel to shows together…hence the term travel fans  (or as Curt & Charlton kindly call us ‘Kooks’ after a funny travel moment in 2011 and Curt’s record company). We go to as many performances and appearances as possible and have been doing so since the 80s. This site is dedicated to travel fan info and helping each other stay in touch and get to shows safely. We’re grateful that the band has been so kind to let us spend time with them and their families when their schedules permit – oftentimes squeezing in a moment for a hug or picture and we appreciate it. We live for their art! It keeps us alive and well. For us, the good life = Tears for Fears!


Big shoutout to all those who travel near and far, to show after show basking in the phenomenal music of Tears for Fears. We trust going forward we’ll be able to show more support to the alumni as well.

We’re glad the band approves! 🙂