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. Book Windsor Book Casino Rama
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.
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This is a show many wish we could all attend together. The venue is pretty cool as you can see from the videos below. The Hardrock Rocksino Northfield is the official title of this venue. It’s in Northfield Ohio. Tickets start at about $65 and go up to $95, market rate. There’s a set of 4 seats on the second row available. They are about $400+ a piece after fees, etc. Might be a little more than that. There are also third party sales …and well, you can imagine. Either way, get the insurance.
Venue: 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield Ohio 44067 (phone: 330.908.7625) It’s open 24 hours too. That’s a plus!
Accommodations: The venue has about 10 hotel partners and we agree that all of them are perfect. Pick from any of these and you should have a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Top choice is Hyatt Place and Country Inn and Suites. Note that, last we checked, Hyatt Place does not have a microwave in the room if you’re looking to bring in food, heat it up and all that. That’s kind of important for those who like to rush off to the airport with no stops in the morning or heat up leftovers from the night before. Saving food from the night before saves you money. May sound cheap but more money means more concerts.
Airfare: Major carriers including Delta are quoting about $217+ for a economy seat. Upgrade for a bit more to something for those who have been travelling for a while. The next show is in Ontario, Canada so you’re going to want a bit of comfort before having to stand in line at immigration. The process is not as quick as it used to be just so you know.
Meet & Greets/Fan Plans and Activities: When we hear back from others going to this show then we can try to connect with various people to see what is on the agenda. For those trying to meet up with Roland, Curt, Carina, Jamie, Charlton and all you’ll need to reach out to the venue and see what VIP options are available. You can always hang around the venue to see them as well. That’s how most of us run into them. It’s by chance. Jamie is really cool as is Curt. Roland does speak to people as does Charlton. They’re a pretty nice team so stay calm and just wave.
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Wow, a show with fairly decent seats left? It’s amazing. Tears for Fears will be rockin’ it out at the Murat Theatre in a few weeks, the 27th of this month to be exact. The show takes place in the great state of Indiana in the town of Indianapolis. Carina Round will open for this show. It is advised to be there by 7:30pm no later than that. Tickets are as low as $35 and go up to $125. However, third party ticket sellers are adding on much more than that plus fees. So take your pick wisely and make sure you …say it all together…get the insurance!
Venue is located at: 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. It’s also referred to as the Old National Centre. So if you get lost, ask for Old National Centre Murat Theatre so you can get there with ease.
Accommodations: You have several options from LaQuinta Inn (approx $120) to Hilton Garden Inn and Westin which has in-room dining and extra amenities often needed by those who travel and don’t carry a refrigerator in their carry-on luggage. If you’re driving and can go out to eat and grab things needed for the road and sustaining life, then pick LaQuinta. If you’re going to the show and getting dropped off by a car service, you’ll probably want Westin or Hilton for so many reasons.
Airfare: You’re looking at $250 roundtrip from either coast to this midwest area of the states. This is the average for most carriers. You can certainly get a deal on Southwest. We suggest Delta but you pick what you feel most comfortable with flying.
Fan Fun, Gatherings and MeetUps – It’s funny that this show’s seats are filled up to a point. There’s a lot of empty space in the back and a few seats on the fourth row…which is unusual this late in the game. That is partly why we have no plans in regards to fan activities with our core group for this show. We just didn’t hear from anyone saying they were going or even looking for tickets. This is a great opportunity to do something because you’ve got a day between shows and can hang out a bit. If anything changes/people decide to do some kind of TFF fans on tour party we’ll certainly be tweeting about it using the hashtag #RollCall.
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Venue: Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park 1000 East Beltline Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (phone: (888) 957-1580 & (616) 957-1580
Accommodations: The closest and the least expensive is The Knights Inn at $75 after taxes. We’re going to suggest one a little bit further down the road which is the JW Marriott. It is not cheap but it is comfortable especially if you’re driving in from a long distance. You can also use their site to find hotels on your own.
Airfare: is a cool $300 max on major carriers from Eastern most coast to Grand Rapids
Meet & Greets/Fan Fun
Lots of fans headed to this show however, this is a Gen Am show. Because of the traditional GA lining duties we don’t schedule anything beforehand. Due to the fact that many are hopping a plane to get ready for the TFF Indiana concert a few hours after the concert, we’re merely counting on having fun chatting with each other in the line. So, we do not have anything planned through our team due to the tight turnaround. Let us know if you want to host something for those not in a rush.
Let us know if you have any questions via @papasfans or FB email. This will perhaps be the easiest and cheapest show to attend on the whole schedule.
Another show that looks to be sold out.Tears for Fears will be in concert at the Silver Legacy Casino on the 23rd of September. Ticketmaster is not pulling up any extra tickets. If you plan to go to this concert, phone Ticketmaster first and make sure they are really out of tickets before heading to the more expensive third party sites. You can also call 1.888.687.8733 for more info and direct booking according to the site. Please see additional number below in case you can’t get through on the above. We’re making sure you have as many options as possible. Market rate for this concert is $60 – $75 USD. Don’t forget to get the show insurance.
Venue: 407 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501 Phone: (775) 329-4777
The concert is to take place at the Silver Legacy Casino’s Grande Exposition Hall. Bands like the Psychedelic Furs (PFurs) are playing there as well.
Accommodations: Stay on site. Make a reservation now if you’re pretty sure you’re going. The rooms are filling up and selling out. Waste no time. This hotel has excellent reviews on various sites including the mother of all review sites, Trip Advisor. We haven’t had a bad hotel stay in Nevada in 6 years so this is an investment worth making. You’re looking at about $315 minimum a night after taxes on the standard rooms. Also note room holds for this area are often $100 a day but it are returned if you don’t have any incidentals or in-room dining (which is hard to resist because it’s so convenient to eat in the room, don’t do it though. There are more band and fan sightings when foraging for food than can be counted. Hang out, be seen, be visible). Call the hotel to confirm the rates, they may have something better. The King Suites for the date of the show are sold out from what we learned. But, again, call the hotel and make sure because guests cancel all of the time.
Airfare: You’re looking at $500 round trip if you haven’t bought a ticket by now. This is the average for the major carriers. Last year and the year before it was near $1000 for some strange reason so bask in these good deals.
Fan Fun and Meet & Greets:
Lots of fans are going to this show. As the date approaches we’ll let you know if there’s a gathering anywhere early for a drink or afterwards…most likely it will be afterwards in the casino bar. *Note that this is close enough to L.A. that the Good Man Curt will probably go home and be with his angels so be mindful and kind to perhaps not pester or expect him to come shake a tail feather/dance around in the lounge after the show. We’re pretty sure he’ll be missing his family by this point and ready to hug his sweet dolls. We respect that.
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Wineries and gardens…hmm…there’s a theme here.Tears for Fears will perform at Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise this month. This is part of the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series produced by CMoore Live+. There are a number of country music icons and 80s stars on this summer’s series line-up (Cyndi Lauper playes the day before TFF, if that’s not cool then we don’t know what is).
There are tickets available but the VIP Canopy is sold out. You can still get the VIP table for 6 for $700. Gen Am is $55. Purchase Tickets:
*Their site is pretty self sufficient. No loopholes to jump through. They straight up show you how membership has its privileges. If you didn’t get in on these deals this time around, consider a membership for future because you know TFF are known to play the same venues at times. It’s a great oppty to be ready for future shows. And kids under 2 years of age are free!! So if you have one of the many little TFF fans, you’re in luck. This is the show to which to go.
You can also buy through Ticketmaster but you know how we roll, we like to buy from the venue. The closer to the gold you can get the better. Buy from those in the know. Even their site talks about third party ticket options so …you know…
Venue address: 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise Idaho 83712 (phone – 208 343 8649)
There is parking but it’s limited. They suggest Uber or the shuttle. All of this is on their site. So take a moment to read it thoroughly. Don’t be the person running late through the gate during EWTRTW…just no. Don’t! Call and make sure the shuttle is running that day. We as travel fans suggest Uber because it’s easy and guaranteed.
Airfare – You’re looking at most $400 round trip right now on higher priced carriers. Given this late in the game, that’s good. There should be a shuttle to the hotel. But ask first before booking ground transportation.
Fan Fun + Meet and Greets – Again, due to the reschedule we’ve got some dropouts so not doing any fan fun for this one through our core team. There will be many travel fans around though… If you’re looking to meet up before the show or after for a drink, tweet us @papasfans with #TFF2016MU so we can pair you with people or let us know via email that you’re going. But remember the next show is in Vegas so many will be headed to get some rest and back on the road early in the morning to be on time in Reno. Plan to meet up beforehand (like that afternoon, 2 hours before the show).
If you’re trying to get backstage, you need to contact the venue directly and see what VIP options they have (remember the VIP Canopy seating is sold out according to the site but the VIP tables are available. See if there’s a perk with that purchase). You can also poke at Roland and Curt online and see if they can stick their heads out and say hey for a minute. They are kind people and often loving toward fans. This will be a beautiful show, it’s a lovely place! Go in good spirits!
If you’re going to see Tears for Fears at Maryhill Winery, you may want to stick around and head over to Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Washington. It’s a 3 hour drive so that’s pretty close in our opinion. You can also take advantage of the wine tastings and other cool things going on at this location because the next show isn’t until the 20th. This is the show at which to do a fun meetup.
Time: Show starts at 7:00 pm Gates will open approximately 2 hours before scheduled start. General Admission: $51.50 Reserve Seating: $79.50 Buy Tickets.
Accomodations: This one isn’t not cheap. It’s market rate pricing but it’s close to the venue. It’s called Willow’s Lodge Address: 14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone:(425) 424-3900 – It’s got a great set of holiday packages so you can relax and enjoy yourself. If you’re going to go this far go all out.
Airfare: As mentioned before for this leg of the tour, Delta.com is offering really great rates in the mid to high $300 round trip. Enjoy that!
Meet and Greets: We do not have any travel fan plans for this location though we did at one time. Sadly due to the reschedule of this show, many of our core travel fan team members had to bail. Those tickets were sold to locals from what we understand. This show is also close to sold out on Ticketmaster. Third party tickets are available but make sure you can return them/buy the show insurance as we instructed during the reschedule notice. If anything changes in regards to hanging out and partying we’ll tweet about it using the hashtag #RollCall.