Tears for Fears Travel Fan Info: Silver Legacy Casino || Reno Nevada show 2016


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.

Wearing our loyalty on our wrists…

Tweet us or FB-email us with any questions! @papasfans

-TFF Travel Fan Team

Tears for Fears Travel Fan Info: Maryhill Winery


On the 17th of September, another amazing show is scheduled for Tears for Fears. This is a really special date for fans. One of the greatest TFF shows ever happened on this date in Los Angeles at the Wiltern. It’s now Washington state’s turn. According to reviews, this venue is the place for a concert. So, thank you Tears for Fears for agreeing to do the show here. Maryhill Winery is a 5-star facility located in Washington state and is owned and operated by Craig and Vicky Leuthold. Several fans re-purchased tickets for this show and it will be divine. The Zipper Club will open for the band.

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased through the venue. Buy tickets. Market value starts at $45 and goes up to $102. Third party tickets are also available for much higher. if you choose that route, be certain to  get the insurance.

Venue: Mary Hill Winery, 9774 Highway 14, Goldendale, Washington, 98620

Time: Doors/Gates open at 5pm, show starts at 7pm. All ages are welcome.

Airfare: Delta is offering some amazing deals right now. Direct flights from the east coast to this area of Washington state start at $390 and go up to $598. Even first class is low price. Saw a round trip ticket for $980+ – so take advantage of that.

Accommodations: The winery has several suggested places that are nearby. Pick the one that suits your fancy from this list. These have shuttles going to and from the winery on concert nights according to the winery’s site. Other hotels on the list are within 6 miles, others further away.

Meet and Greets: Speak to the venue directly to inquire about VIP packages as we do not have any in our possession to give away. Not sure they are available/exist for this show. Oftentimes when one is a member of a winery or theatre, there are various perks worth inquiring about. We do not have any travel fan activities scheduled for this show as of now. We will tweet about it if anything changes and we alert others by using #RollCall on Twitter or Facebook


That’s all the info we’ve got for now. We tried to hold out and see if anyone wanted to do a little party at the winery but with the reschedule some just can’t go at all.

Cheers all!

-TFF Travel Fan Team


Bon Anniversaire Good Sir Roland Orzabal

We think Carri may have summed up our emotion best with her unique way of showing affection and appreciation.Yes, stay BAMF, Good Sir. BAMF is the way to be. Please enjoy some of the many cards sent out to Roland today.

Cheers, HaPPy B-Yay, Roland! Best Wishes to THE Dynamic, Charismatic, Amazifying Stylish, Magic vocals & helluvah Kewl artist man. A healthy n Happy all year adventurist celebration! ILYSMFM!! Stay BAMF Always, with LUV


Our Sweet Manami always has a creative and thoughtful way of celebrating. She starts the party every year in Japan with something special and this year did not disappoint. Here’s the Good Sir out on the courts. Cheers to all the tennis players on our travel fan team and beyond!


Lady Sylvie’s sweet confections are top of the line!


Roland Orzabal, the Rock Royal, turns a healthy 55 years of age today and still doesn’t look a day over 35. Both he and Curt are fit as a fiddle and we’re happy they share their lives with us and allow us to take part in fun things. Let’s all raise our glass to another good year ahead and in good health! Cheers all!

Coolest of Concerts at Camp Bestival || Tears for Fears

*Dedicated to Angie and Kath, Tears for Fears Travel Fan Ambassadors based in Bath, England. Their outstanding service and support to the band that rules our hearts and minds is unmatched!

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Kath and Angie

“The guys were charming and friendly on stage and the fans were brilliant. It was a really good turnout. The crowd loved them. It was all just so good. I’ll never forget it.” – Kath

“What a fab night! The band were great and they both have brilliant voices and Carina sounds fantastic.” -Angela

Dear Tears for Fears UK, you f*cking ROCK!!!! OMG!!! You really went above and beyond! What an incredible amount of team work! Big high fives to Angie and Kath who were positioned two rows from the stage gate on Roland and Carina’s side. These darling soldiers of sound from Bath are some of the original TFF Fans from day one! They captured video and photos promptly, helping us stay right on track in our passion to archive some of the bands best moments in performance as well as chit chat and fun extras that the guys and lady Carina provide.

Photos and videos were sent out in real time throughout the show

Arrested Development and Tears for Fears Reunited Again In Spirit at Camp Bestival

*note from moderator Andye
26 August 2010, a day that is still celebrated, AD and TFF shared a stage in Atlanta. That’s very significant because both were the first musicians featured on media and music assignments in my media/music career. It was backstage on student news sets that I happily researched TFF’s contributions to the industry. The band that had been playing on radios and televisions all around me since childhood was now a part of my education and work. AD, being one of best politically conscious bands on the scene at the time (I was merely 11 years old working as a volunteer in student news) was an instrumental tool in my early dedication to news and music. So seeing them on the Camp Bestival ticket (alongside Tears for Fears again) excited me beyond belief. @ADtheBand is also quite popular in the UK.

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I coincidentally live in their same city and chat about politics and conscious fashion with their female vocalist, Ms Tasha LaRae, from time to time. During a follow up convo on the line-up, I learned that they would not be at Camp Bestival due to someone in the band not feeling well (we are certainly sympathetic because we know what it’s like when our bands/band’s family fall ill). 😦 Their absence didn’t stop loyal fans from buying Arrested Development’s album anyway. Upon learning this, our ambassadors sent over a few words of encouragement and healing. I will send the note to AD this week. Hopefully, next time we’ll have our AD/TFF supernova style amazement in 3D at a future show. -Andye


Kath and Angie’s Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team Experience
K & A reached out early on when the UK shows were announced. They wanted to make sure everyone travelling to Dorset would be in good hands. They quickly let us know they’d be there to get the video and photos. K &A made good on their promise and have for every single thing we’ve ever done. They were the ones behind the Longacre Hall project and so many other amazing group efforts. We’re thrilled to have them leading as ambassadors of this great legion of TFF soldiers of sound. Below are pictures from their golden music stash. Enjoy the videos and photos.

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Huge thanks to all the fans that contributed over the weekend! Seeing everyone near and far make sure that those who wanted tickets had them was overwhelming and demonstrated outstanding team spirit. One person in L.A. was offering up a premium seat to the Newmarket show and others were clamouring over themselves to get to Camp Bestival as they ditched their previously scheduled plans at the last minute, dropping everything to be there and support the band. The crowd was enormous and electric. It was clear that they knew the songs and all the pomp and circumstance that goes with “Break It Down Again (BIDA).” To say it was a great show is a gross understatement…it was  historic! Music reviews, music news sites and the like are all noting how amazing it was and how absolutely crystal clear their voices were. It was a solid and tight show, the entire band went above and beyond their best!


More Videos from Fans on the Ground at Camp Bestival
Everybody Wants to Rule the World (angle 1)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World (angle 2)
Sowing the Seeds of Love
Billie Jean

More reviews on the night’s event from attendees, writers and photographers…
This Is Not Retro
Cambridge News

*Info on upcoming stateside shows will be surfacing soon. Schedule is on the front page of the blog and also at tearsforfears.com. Subscribe, connect and join in the fun!

Thanks for reading!
-TFF Travel Fan Team

New Music Memories at Newmarket Racecourses || Tears for Fears in Concert

The fun started early. Fans were eager for rehearsal information, opportunities to just shake hands with the band. We’re all so grateful they are back in the area. Looking amazing too…check out these pictures. Many thanks to Rob Waller who was on the ground for a quick hey to Good Man Curt Smith. Nice photos! #TravelFanTeam

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Additional thanks to those on IG who shared their photos with everyone! Be sure to log on and like their pictures. Connect with fellow Tears for Fears fans.


Video Teaser that was released in February to promote the show

Set List by Travel Fan and new friend Rob Waller



Video Links from the Tears for Fears concert by fans on the ground…
Everybody Wants to Rule the World (angle 2)
Sowing the Seeds of Love
Head Over Heels and Head Over Heels

Full Videos
Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Advice For the Young at Heart

Woman In Chains


And that’s a wrap for show #2 – Camp Bestival is next! Your Tears for Fears Travel Fan Ambassadors Angie and Kath will be on the ground capturing and savouring the moment.

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Thanks for reading!
-AA, TFF Travel Fan Team

Tears for Fears Concert Schedule 2016


The SignTravel Fan info, ticket links, etc. are available when you click on the link. Those not lit up just yet are those of which logistics (meetups, hotel reservations and discounts) have not been confirmed…but we’re working on it.

20 February: Los Angeles California – iHeart80s – Read Post Show Synopsis
5 June: Cincinnati, Ohio – Bunbury Festival
8 June: Northfield, Ohio – Hard Rock Live
11 June: Council Bluffs, Iowa – Stir Cover at Harrah’s Casino
15 June: Spokane Washington – INB Performing Arts Center
17 June: Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste Michelle Winery
18 June: Goldendale, Washington – Mary Hill Winery
9 July: Thackerville Oklahoma, Winstar Casino
10 July: Tulsa, Oklahoma – Brady Theatre
11 July: Des Moines Iowa – Hoyt Sherman Theatre
13 July: Interlochen Michigan, Kresge Auditorium
14 July: Orilla, On – Casino Rama/Casino Rama Rama/ (Entertainment Center)
15/16 July: Columbus, Ohio – PromoWest Festival (UNCONFIRMED)
17 July: Ontario Canada – The Colosseum at Caeser’s Windsor
19 July: Lewiston, New York – ArtPark Amphitheatre
29 July:
Newmarket UKNewmarket Racecourses
31 July:
Lulworth Castle Dorset UKCamp Bestival
*more dates to come from what we understand…

Meetups, roll calls and other announcements will be updated on each post and tweeted as info is made available. Feel free to follow @papasfans or join us on Facebook to get quick info as it comes in…

-Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team

Fan Fun Trivia Questions Part III

Kook Coffee Mug
Kook Coffee Mug

Be the first to get 15 questions correct to win a copy of Halfway Pleased and a Kook Coffee Mug from Curt’s Amazon shop. Submit answers to the message link on the Tears For Fears & Kooks page. You have until the end of the week to submit your answers. Best Wishes!

1. What Tears for Fears ablum just celebrated 30 years?
2. On what Television show is Curt Smith to appear very soon and what is the network that hosts it?
3. Tears for Fears hit a milestone in 2013, they are celebrating and connecting with fans. What new way to connect with fans was released on the 7th of March?
4. The ‘Travel Fan’ team also underwent some cool changes, name one.
5. What full length Tears For Fears video/concert was presented on The Reissue Theory’s most recent publication?
6. Curt kindly speaks often about his pups. What breed of dog are they?
7. What did Curt recently give a fellow band member for his 50th birthday? Who was this member?
8. With whom did Curt share the correct method for making tea back in October 2010 during a feature length interview that aired online?
9. Name 3 movies in which Curt Smith has been featured/played a role.
10. What is the history behind Curt’s “Kooks?”
11. For what independent feature film did Curt Smith recently score? hint: Ricky from MySoCalledLife is in it.
12. In what flats did Curt live in for a period of time that inspired a song of the same name?
13. What is Longacre Hall?
14. What online music television show did fans wait up for hosted by Curt Smith in 2010?
15. In which Italian city does Curt hint his retirement may occur?
Bonus: Questions -use this to replace a question for which you can’t answer in order to get the full 15 points
1a. What talented fan from the early years on KMKs tearsforfears.net board  later appeared on stage and toured with the band singing backup?
A) Afton B)JessBell C)Lady Bumbleward D) Mrs. Cathy Ferguson
2b. What does Curt mention he likes to eat on Friday nights?
A) Cheese Puffs B) Andye’s cooking C)Japanese D) nothing, he fasts on Friday nights in honour of the ManU games
3b. Fans often comment on Curt’s cool fashion sense. What brand of clothing is it that drives the fans wild?
A) Land’s End B) MBD C)Hello Kitty D)Ben Sherman
4b. In what film does Curt Smith play the role of a University Professor?
A) Private Eyes B)Carri & Rise’s visit to UCLA -an indep. film C)The Private Public D) The Private Life of Roland Orzabal
5b. What type of carpet or rug is often shown in Curt’s pictures of their Shabby Road recording Studio?
A) Afghan rug B) medium Persian style rug C) Japanese tea rug D) Andye’s prayer rug from Nigeria