To say the Tears for Fears tour part I was fun is an understatement. Not only did people attend more than one show and in some cases literally follow them like loyal soldiers of sound, the band was warm, kind and caring from start to finish. It gives us a lot of hope about part II which begins in just a few weeks! Get ready to sing, go over the set list and show up! Arrive early, meet with fellow fans and make some of the best memories of your lives with Curt, Roland and team leading the way! We’re so excited as fans to have this opportunity to follow the band around. Don’t take our word for it…check out these videos and photos from Padova (Padua), Italia! These fans had a blast!
Our friends from Germany did not disappoint when capturing great moments in the show. The Good Man Mr. Smith was kind enough to snap pictures and share the journey with all followers. We’re so grateful! This is dedicated to Ronnie, Mathias, the Tempodrom staff and the Good Man himself, Curt Smith. We’re super grateful for all that has been provided from the show. To our friends in Germany who were able to somehow get tickets at the last minute, good on you!
Rough Translation: It was worth the wait: Fans had to wait for it for nearly 30 years. On Saturday night, Tears for Fears played a concert again at the sold out Tempodrome.
Curt took some great photos as did several other members of the band. We’ll focus on Mr. Smith’s snapshots of beautiful Berlin. The city has seen a lot! And to think they had to wait all those years for a show…you know several of them have got to be suffering from Superfanitis…somebody send those fans some extra merch, they’re gonna need it! May this post help them remember the magical moments of the return of TFF to Berlin. Enjoy! Cheers!
Really great close up of the stage from Mr. Olsen.
Head over Heels
Compilation (SOL, ADVICE)
Great photos from fellow fans. Be sure to say hi, leave them a message on their pictures. If you choose to share them be sure to note the photographer.
Bidding Adieu to Berlin
Thanks for watching and reading!
-Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team
Skipping ahead to the San Diego show while fellow fans finish sending in photos and posting. We haven’t a lot of commentary or detailed tales of how we got there and what hotel we stayed in. This tour has been different and long…very long. So, we’re just getting to the point…the music. This post is not much different. We’re sharing some snippets from the show that were shared by many.
MVP of the night is Yara for suffering through the glitches in the ticket system. The amount of work that goes into getting to a show can be unspeakable at times and so any delays at the finish line can send some people into a flat out meltdown. Kudos to all who kept their cool. Heaven knows we want to be at these shows. It’s not a pastime for us, it’s a pilgrimage so we work double hard to make sure as many of us that spend time chatting together online every single day as we have done since 2004 (and some of us before that) get into the venue. Sometimes Lady Carolyn goes as far as to just hand out tickets. This year she literally grabbed security and said help me find someone to give this ticket to…on the second row center. I mean…come one now. We take this very seriously and we could literally do this for a living and not burn out or tire…I’ve spent 34 years listening to this band and I’m not even 40 yet! This is our yearly reunion so for goodness sake, Ticketmaster, AXS, etc…solutions please to these ticket woes!
High Five to all the fellow fans who came out to San Diego and sang with passion to all the songs. Did anyone else notice the magic on Head over Heels? Was that not the remastered version come to life or what? Wow!!!!!! and that crowd…super awesome!
*Dedicated to Yara and that Sd Guy who shared it all! Thank you both!!
Candids of Curt and Roland
and the baby!
Was gonna add Pale Shelter but someone in the audience was chatty 😦
Wait, play that again! Whaaat, whaaaat? The Broken version for HOH? Don’t tease, TFF! Keep it up and consider a do over where it wasn’t done before!
Thanks, Yara!!! (Everybody knows Yara! She’s been following for years. She’s a TFFDDer)
Thanks for reading!
-Andye, TFF Travel Fan Team Moderator
Wow, what a show!!
One of the many things that stood out were the number of people at the event who tweeted and repeated “I had no idea they sang that song!” iHeart put a face to our legendary Rock gods for those who’ve merely been “listening” without devotion. People all over the world were watching online, listening via the iHeart app (sponsored by Tmobile and Twix) and the awestruck faces were priceless as people made the connection. Those folks were outnumbered by the numerous hardcore fans singing with passion and a sway in their step. The crowd was very mixed in age. Seemed to feature a myriad of generations from older teens to grown-ups getting into the groove. They may not have been standing for all of the stars that weekend but people stood up for Tears for Fears and they showed their respect for a few more minutes after the set was over. THAT was epic!
ROCS taking out ear tech…crowd is screaming and applauding…
There is a lot of material from that night including Instagram clips of fans recording the songs to mark the majestic fact that they witnessed it in person as well as YouTube clips that captured the evening. We were told the show will rebroadcast on CW next month. You’ll get to see all of the featured stars and of course experience the magic that is Tears for Fears. It was an excellent set! Huge salute to the fans and audience that stood up and honoured our favourite band of all time.
Head Over Heels
Sowing the Seeds of Love
Social Highlights *Instagram
And who can forget the Billboard interview that followed?!! HA!!! What did the Good Sir say? Watch and hold on to your big chair, don’t have a drink because it’s a chocking hazard.
Be sure to say thanks to all these great contributors! We’ve connected with quite a few. More to come! We’re on standby for fans who have travel info questions. You can email us on Facebook. We’ve had quite a few inquiries about age requirements for shows and meeting up. It looks like most people are with their spouses and families so we won’t hassle everyone to gather for group photos. We’ll plan something when we’re not so rushed.
-TFF Travel Fan Team
Well, that was one heck of a good time this past weekend. Huge thanks to all the travel fans, online party peeps and loyal interactive loves of the band who watched online and tweeted about it. Another grand thanks to all who posted videos and pictures. Hope everyone was able to access the video and found the travel fan notes useful. We had a good time all around. You can see pre-show sound check and other clips via Tears for Fears Instagram.
Please enjoy these videos from Friday’s show at the gorgeous Silver Legacy Casino in Reno. Lots of funny and cute things happened between ROCS during this show. Toward the end of the (during Shout) Roland runs underneath Curt to the other side of the stage. It may not be a big deal to others but it was another fine example of how cute they are. Speaking of cute, the Reno front row crew on Shout were awesome! Listen to them having a blast during Shout. We’re giving them the superfan MVP for this show!
Break It Down Again
Head Over Heels (be sure to leave her a thank you…very sweet set of fans)
*Had planned to combine both the Reno and Las Vegas show material but Las Vegas’ was so over the top, despite being a standard 5-song festival set, it really needs its own post. Stay tuned for those clips and feel free to share the link to the blog post on your personal pages and with other fans. If you decide to use the photos from any of our Travel Fan publications be sure to give credit out of respect to those who have travelled and spent their hard earned cash to provide and share their experience with everyone.
Thanks for reading!
-TFF Travel Fan Team
This blog post is dedicated to Molly P.M. who went out in all kinds of weather to be that dedicated fan in Idaho. Many of these are her photos. Thank you Molly!
The band played despite the rain. From what we and others saw, the stage got a little wet despite it being covered. We were hoping this would not be a repeat of something that happened in Brasil with the wet cords on stage, etc. Tears for Fears did a fine job despite the downpour. Fans took as many pictures and videos as possible. There were some issues. Be sure to like the clips and make a new friend in Travel Fan land with a thank you on their YT page 🙂
Be sure to follow afternoondlight on Instagram, great photos. Beautiful picture of Curt!
Here’s some band’s stuff… Jamie and team are to credit for these.
As always the Good Man Curt Smith is out and about taking great shots of amazing historical places. Be sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Follow @tearsforfearsmusic on Instagram and see videos on your phone. Your screen should look like this…
Be on the look out tonight and tomorrow night. Big show in Reno and iHeart Music Festival is tomorrow as scheduled! Enjoy!
-TFF Travel Fan Team
So, the fun will pause here. Last TFF show of Tour 2016 (for now – you know there are often surprises) is at good ol Humphreys By the Bay. The band has played there before (2011). According to Ticketmaster, this show is also sold out. Those who have tickets and have told us so already know everything about this place. It’s really cute. Sadly the Inn is supposedly booked solid too at this point.
Still need a room? You can find additional hotels suggested on their site. In this case, we suggest you do exactly that. Get one of their suggested rooms. They are close to the venue.
Airfare: Flights to San Diego from the east coast are pushing into the 500s roundtrip at this late stage. Try Delta, Southwest first just to see if there are any changes before going on lower cost carriers. We say this because this a flight across country and you want to find airlines that can give you a direct flight, not stopping too much. Bags get lost, etc. If you are flying from within the area, Southwest is your best choice.
Ground Transportation: Because Uber is so readily available in most states, we didn’t really talk about it. It’s a given you can get a taxi or Uber from the airport to your hotel. However, for this particular trip, if you’re going to the last two shows, taking Uber isn’t practical. You’ll want a car service with a flat fee or to rent a car. Most already know you can rent a car from the airport. However, if you’re just not in the mood, Summit Limo service does have fairly decent deals. They are not the cheapest but they are reliable and we’ve used their service more than once in the past. You can email us directly to learn how to navigate that, we won’t bore you about it on the blog. Our goal is to keep you from going back to LAX and hopping a plane to San Diego, wasting time and money. You can use that extra cash toward souvenirs and you’re going to want to get the lot of what’s left because next year the new album is scheduled to be released. That means new merch. What you see on this tour may not be available any longer. So, buy and save it for bragging rights years from now 🙂
Fan Fun: We don’t have anything scheduled as of right now. Most people we spoke to are travelling with their spouses for this last show so we’ll not push or expect anyone to gather up and shimmy down. Just have a good time with whomever you are with. Take lots of pictures and use the hashtag #TFF2016 on social media.
Cheers and safe travels! Thanks for sticking with us, your fellow travellers, through this reschedule. Very sorry to fans who were left out of this leg of the tour due to certain shows not being rescheduled and financial loss from the numerous plane change fees at $200 each. Again, we understand and know how that is. Hoping you can recoup your losses in some form or fashion. Feel free to reach out to us online via FB if you want to talk in depth about it. Be at peace and have a great rest of the week. Hope to speak to all on Saturday night!
-TFF Travel Fan Team
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Tears for Fears will be at Pechanga Casino and Resort on the 8th of October. Tickets for this show were available through Ticketmaster and some say through the venue (they may have a Ticketmaster box office on site like some – we’ve purchased tickets like that before and got great seats). However, as of right now, it looks like this show is sold out! Great for the band, not so cool for any fans that didn’t have time to get seats earlier. We are seeing a bit of chatter about the prices being higher than the $100 max market rate. Yeah, third party sellers…that’s the ugly part of it. If you can tolerate it for now, tickets are available via third party sites. You can email directly for info on how to navigate those.
Venue: The show will take place on site meaning the concert hall is inside. The entertainment center is adjacent to the comedy club on the northmost side of the building. If you have trouble walking, you may want to drive around to the north casino entrance door and that way you’re not so far from the venue. Some may snicker at that but if you have anxiety, show excitement nerves or any other situation that makes walking difficult (sometimes people come straight from a mere week of recovery after surgery to these shows) you’ll want to know how to do this in the most relaxing way. Your fellow travel fans are thinking of you. 😉
Address: 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592
Accommodations: The venue’s resort notes that rooms are sold out during the show date range. Please call to make sure before booking elsewhere. You can check-in on the 7th but that’s the night of the TFF in AZ show. Checking in on the 8th just isn’t an option online. So, phone them (1-888-PECHANGA). Or, in order to save a little cash, we suggest staying at the Ramada Temecula and maybe set up a spa date there at the casino so you can enjoy the amazing things they have to offer and be nice a relaxed before the show. Expect to pay about $110 after taxes per night at the Ramada. In this case it’s good if travel fans are staying on site. We try to get a Cabana. If you are staying at the resort, get a Cabana if you’d like, reserve one in advance. Some of our best memories have been hanging out by the pool in one until a few hours before showtime.
Airfare: Delta has flights starting in the high 300s and going well up into 700s for LAX. It’s right in between L.A. and San Diego so, take your pick. Price will even out when you consider ground transportation. If you’re coming from the East Coast, fly into LAX because it’s easier to get a flight out of there to just about anywhere than it is to leave out of San Diego. That’s just personal experience. However, if you’re going to do Humphreys TFF show, then maybe San Diego is best. You can do a round trip ticket at a lower fee vs. leaving from two different airports. So, if you’re doing just one, i.e. Temecula, do LAX, if you’re doing both shows fly into San Diego. There are lots of combinations and ways to do this without spending too much but the safe bet is the above. Again, this is from experience. Geri mentioned using Ontario California’s airport for these shows. That’s something to seriously consider.
Meet and Greets/Fan Fun: No word on Meet and Greets. As you can see from the photo above, these things often happen at random. As far as fans hanging out, we’ve got about 10 travel fans confirmed in this area but several more are flying in because they like Humphreys’ venue and plan to attend that show as well. So, it’s a great opportunity to really live it up on these last few days of the tour. There’s something about the last few shows of Tears for Fears’ tours, there’s a magic that fills the air and anything can happen. Make it good!
-TFF Travel Fan Team
Tears for Fears’ February appearance at an iHeart event was over the top amazing. You can read and watch our recap of the show here on the blog. iHeart put on an outstanding event thanks to all those who performed and it’s about to happen again. If you were one of the fortunate ones to get a ticket for the show taking place next week (24 Sept) but did not get your room, plane, etc sorted out…you are late! Life got in the way? Well read along dear fellow travel fan, we’re happy to help you. Really quick, the short and sweet of it:
Venue Address: 3780 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas Nevada 89158
Suggested Hotel: Vdara Hotel and Spa 2600 W Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89158
This hotel is a 5-star but a reasonable price, well under $220 after taxes as they are doing deals right now and accept road club memberships like AAA. It is in the area of the venue.
Airfare: $500+ on major carriers, you’re going to have to shop around to get a better deal. Remember, do it online, use credit card points, etc. Be creative and find something for $350 roundtrip. This is one of those drop everything and go see TFF events. If you’re going to the TFF Silver Legacy Casino show in Reno the night before then this is going to be amazing otherwise, it might feel pricey. Let us know if you need help with a list of tickets lower than what you’re finding online and we’ll break out plan B.
We have several travel fans and locals on the ground for this event. It will most likely be streamed live. You can still win tickets to the event if you’d like to try. More info to come as this gets closer. It will be on our FB page and Twitter account.
-TFF Travel Fan Team
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
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 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.
Email us with any questions or tweet us @papasfans
-TFF Travel Fan Team