Tears For Fears – Awesome In Austin & San Antonio

While we collect the gifts from the Tears For Fears France Travel Team, let’s enjoy this nice view from last night 馃檪

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Tears for Fears! They still sound exacts the same #meandmybuddy #tearsforfears #atxlifestyle #atx

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I'm having too much fun. 馃枻 #tearsforfears

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Breaking it down…again. #tearsforfears

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#tearsforfears #headoverheels

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#tearsforfears #shout

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#ATX #ACL #TearsForFears #WelcomeToYourLife #EveryBodyWantsToRuleTheWorld

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Here’s a bit from San Antonio…
Something about the acoustics at this venue… wow, really allowed the guys’ voices and the musicians talent to shine through. We don’t have a lot to archive this time around but the few pieces that were shared with the public are exceptional and we’re super grateful for all who got the footage. Amazing!

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ADVICE

MW

HOH

Shout

Be sure to connect with as many people as possible online! Big thanks to all all who share!

-Tears For Fears Travel Fan Team

Tears for Fears Touching the Hearts of Tel Aviv 2017

The phone rang, people emailed, the media reached out… “Are you going to Tel Aviv? Can we speak with you?” Everyone was excited about this show! It was one of the first to be officially announced this year on the grapevine so to speak.

Here’s some footage from that show. Please be sure to reach out, follow and befriend all who are sharing! It’s awesome to build your circle with fellow Tears for Fears fans! Congratulations to Carina Round as she is expecting a child soon. We wish her well.

This post is dedicated to Liran Dan who was so excited about the show and reached out to pour his heart and soul into the greetings for the band. G-d bless you!

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Closest Thing to Heaven

Badman’s Song

Break It Down Again

Creep

Sowing the Seeds of Love

Advice (Listen to Tel Aviv sing every word!)

Memories Fade

Mad World (Tel-Aviv was not playin’ around… listen)

Very touching words by Roland and Pale Shelter

Woman in Chains

Head over Heels

Shout

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

Wonderful Washington DC Concert by Tears for Fears

Roland Tulsa

Tears for Fears Washington Concert was filled with some really cool moments. Many people captured them on video! Here’s what we saw! A very loving crowd, a responsive crowd! Be sure to click through the links and become friends and followers of the channels bringing this to you! We’re just the messenger in this case. Very grateful to all the fans who checked in and said hello!

Opening Intro

Another great angle of EWTRTW

Break It Down Again

SOL

Pale Shelter

ELAHE & Change

Head over Heels (listen to that crowd!!)

Intros and SHOUT!

One of the really cool things about following the band in person and online is you get to see what interest them most. They are human just like the rest of us and enjoy a good walk and stroll through scenic areas of the world. Check out Curt’s tweets from Washington D.C. 馃檪

We love these close of show thank you notes!

Thanks for reading!

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!

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

Love It When Tears for Fears Come to Canada!

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Tears for Fears in Canada鈥 dedicated to Michel-Ange, his mother and Penny!

From Andye

Forgive me guys, I was supposed to be at this show. I want to thank all the cool people that reached out beforehand and made their way to Toronto, Quebec and Montreal! I love Canada鈥articularly Toronto. I鈥檒l never forget when I moved there briefly (was returned to the states kicking and screaming 鈥 I DID NOT want to leave and often wonder if I had only stood my ground and just stayed what would have become of me). While there, I was looking out the window near Ryerson Theatre and the band The Bad Plus came on the radio. I had no idea that their jazz version of Everybody Wants to Rule the World wasn鈥檛 actually Tears for Fears themselves doing something fancy. When they said that 鈥渢hey鈥檒l be performing later that month鈥 I thought they meant TFF. I literally wanted to change my plane ticket and just stay longer eventhough I knew I had to leave the country on x date. Fast forward almost 10years later, I鈥檓 writing this practically crying cause I love my Canadian friends so much that I鈥檝e literally tried to get a few to move here. So far, we鈥檝e had a handful鈥ll Tears for Fears fans!!

Here鈥檚 a great note from Michel-Ange who was at the show last night. G-d bless him!

This is a message for Tears For Fears !!
HI Tears For Fears !!
On this thursday, i wish you a huge welcome to Montr茅al from one of your biggest fan !!
I’m Michel-Ange Rodriguez from Montr茅al, student and artist ! I’m waiting your awesome show in Place Des Arts, my sit is on third row (GROUND FLOOR CC 7) !
I have been a big fan since my teenage years. The first single i heard on a radio is “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”. This first single who have made me stronger as an individual !
It’s a big honor and pleasure to draw the hyper realistic portrait of the album “Song From The Big Chair” that I did.
To draw people’s portrait is a talent of mine. Without been shy, i’ll show you this big portrait after the show ! My big dream is to meet you and take a photo with you both after the show, if it’s possible !
If you want, i would like to show you the portrait that reflect my passion for drawing 馃檪 !
Thank you very much Tears For Fears to have taken the time to read my message !
Will be a pleasure to meet in Montr茅al thursday !
ROCK’N ROLL TEARS FOR FEARS !!!!!

"It's in the way you're always hiding from the light…" @tearsforfearsmusic #TearsForFears

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Ticket giveaways were in abundance for this show 鈥ncluding some from our fellow fans

Everybody wants to rule the world!! TEARS FOR FEARS 鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍 #placedesarts #tearsforfears

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Cool captures from Curt Smith!

And these cool thank yous are too darn cute!

Do me a big favour, please befriend and follow the people on each of these links! We’re all about appreciation and saying thanks. Much love to everyone who posted, reached out and contributed! #FansForLife

Hope to post more after the storm passes鈥.raining and lightening.
Talk soon!
-Andye, TFF Travel Fan Team

Making New Memories in New Jersey with Tears for Fears

We had a great show in New Jersey back in 2014 in Red Bank. For that reason I have a great memory of that state, not to mention the incredible dinner that followed and all the great people we met. So many amazing loyalist from New York came down to visit as well. Our core team wasn鈥檛 able to make that trek across country this year but plenty of additional dedicated fans did! Check out these great videos and pictures! Big shoutout to Deb Charlesworth who captured some cool pictures to add to her collection. She shared these three with us!

It was packed in the Prudential Center!! Yes!!! Shout out to Pepe Cuh!!! Nice captures!
EWTRTW

SOL

Change

Creep

Head over Heels

Don鈥檛 ya love it when the band does a real encore despite this being a shared tour?
SHOUT

Were you there? Let us know!
Follow along @tearsforfears @curtsmith @rolandtff (@papasfans for fan fun and chatter)

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鈥
Wow鈥lease give me a minute. This show鈥as just鈥t felt good. From the hotel to the seats and fellow fans鈥t felt GOOD! I鈥檇 say great鈥ut GOOD in all caps is what works here with the intonation of 鈥淢EGA INSANELY GROOOOVY smothered in euphoric bliss.鈥 I鈥檝e 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!

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

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

鈥淔rom a technical perspective it was excellent鈥rom the lights to the sound鈥t was great! I’m going to more shows this summer and will be comparing them all to Tears for Fears.’鈥 L. L.

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

Where is Duluth, GA? Is that near Atlanta? Yes, it鈥檚 sort of the same鈥

I arrived a day in advance, skipping Florida because I was fearful I鈥檇 be worn out in the summer鈥檚 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鈥檓 all about a good tea social) for a fellow fan who recently graduated from one of the many Universities in Atlanta. Speaking of Atlanta鈥 the make-up of this city is very different. One might live in Duluth鈥ut you still call it Atlanta. It鈥檚 all connected. Duluth is a neighbourhood that touches Atlanta鈥ut 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鈥檚 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! 馃檪 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鈥檛 play the band鈥檚 new stuff, but older cuts and sometimes deep cuts of various albums from Duran Duran, TFF and the like. I鈥檇 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, 鈥渢hey tour!!鈥 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 聽 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,聽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鈥檛 trying to just 鈥渁ttend鈥 the show鈥hey 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鈥檚 a big deal around here because Monday mornings/the work week in ATL/Duluth, etc is no joke 鈥 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鈥檚 it. It鈥檚 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鈥檛 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鈥檇 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鈥檝e come to see that some H&O fans just prefer to stay seated. I鈥檝e heard this from other fans as well. I can鈥檛 go for that. 馃槈 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鈥onday morning. I鈥檝e met H&O before through work functions so I don鈥檛 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鈥hey ADORED TFF鈥 Hall and Oats received mixed reviews from those I know.

THE SHOW!!

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

EWTRTW

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

ELAHE

*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鈥檚 called a zaghareet鈥 google it鈥ultural 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鈥檚 almost over. Crowd response before encore! Curt鈥檚 鈥淲ow鈥 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 馃嚞馃嚙馃嚭馃嚫#Atlanta #Concerts

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Back on the Road鈥 Pause for me鈥

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鈥檛 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鈥 stunning!


TGrant42 got Head over Heels鈥. 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? 馃檪 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鈥 it across country to be present. Some travel alone, some follow as a flock鈥ither way, there鈥檚 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鈥檙e 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!

EWTRTW

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鈥 the sun wanted to see the guys for a change鈥iven its rays had such cameos in the SOL album 馃槈

Intro

Mad World

SOL

Hair conversation, a zaghareet from a fan鈥.and Creep cover 馃檪

HOH

Were there any issues? Thankfully only a few!! 馃檪
Sadly we don鈥檛 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鈥 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥e simply stand up and show respect. Please respect us in return.

Kudos to all who stood their ground and sang鈥specially 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鈥檛 travel in numbers for no reason鈥t鈥檚 for safety鈥檚 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 for the win in Florida!

Here’s a mix from Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville these past few days!

#tearsforfears #hallandoates

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Let’s start with Merch Lady! Give her some love on her IG account!

Ready to sell for Tears for Fears! #merchandise #tearsforfears #dailysplaceamphitheater

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#tearsforfears #headoverheels #miami #80's con l#LaMissUniversoDeMiUniverso @barbarabermudo

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Everybody wants to rule the world…#TearsForFears is ruling @dailysplace tonight! #1073TheRiver [馃摲:@ddphotosvc]

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heartquakin’ tonight in Jacksonville

馃挧 #tearsforfears 馃挧

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Everybody wants to rule the world. #tearsforfears #fridaynight

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Last night

Tears for Fears

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What a concert! Thanks for the Memories! #tearsforfears

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Video

Intro Orlando

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Pale Shelter Orlando

Love her already!

I kind of like my low-key outfit today. #weekend #natural #tearsforfears #lowkey #casualgoth #utilitybelt #inked

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More to come in the morning…
Sleepy!!!
-Tears for Fears 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…

Shout

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