Tears for Fears – Absolutely Perfect in Paris!

Ode to Valerie, notre amie superbe! This is dedicated to our dearest Valerie, a VERY LOYAL Tears for Fears fan who has been in this circle of love for over 15 years. We first met her online nearly 2 decades ago when we were just glowing up the travel life and meeting up together to go to shows prior to Facebook days! She’s amazing! Her fan experience is incredible. We created a short montage of the photos and she provided the incredible full show! This is all from Valerie! Merci mille fois, chere amie!!


Valerie is representin’ in her skull shirt. Very nice!!

Concert Photos

Concert Video

The two reviews by the local papers were also very kind and loving… please enjoy! Share with your friends. Let us know if you need a translation or summary.

Le Journal du Dimanche

Article from Le Parisien

Thanks for reading and watching!

Tears for Fears Bringing AFAS to Life!

*Dedicated to Lorianne Placidus’ parents Group photo from Jamie Wollam, drummer genius…

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Wow, what a sweet and subdued group (and not subdued in a bad way)! TFF Netherland’s energy was suave. You could hear a pin drop when Roland was talking. Now that’s a whole other kind of extreme respect. There was that one guy of whom you could tell by the energy in his voice was about to burst out of his merch and storm the stage for a hug and a brotherly smooch but other than that they were really calm and attentive. There was no talking between songs, no one fainted or fell out. They were just so calm and collected. Goals!

If only some of us could keep our wits about us (moderator included). We literally leap up and down when they come to town like children hearing the ice cream truck…it’s just bananas! LOL! Enjoy this synopsis of the show. We don’t have a lot of video and pictures. Just some shares from fellow fans.

He likes it! He likes it! 🙂

(and there were brownies? Mmmm! Must try! #teehee )

SOL

CREEP

SHOUT

This guy needs a ticket to another show. This just ain’t right…Yikes!

Love the Merch arrangement!

Hope you enjoyed those shares and made some new friends with the people who shared them! This is the last week of the rescheduled sessions. It’s been years since any of us saw TFF during the colder months. We’re so glad it didn’t snow. The elements were clearly attending as well. We all saw the rain clouds make their way to a few venues as well as the wind. Ever notice the weather during the tour? Sometimes you get all four seasons into one…it’s like “the atmosphere knows they’re near.” The whole regional climate rejoices when the band comes to town. More shares to come! Cheers all!

-AA, Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team

Berlin’s Beloved Night with Tears for Fears

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.

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EWTRTW

SOL

PALE SHELTER

CHANGE

MAD WORLD

CREEP

Head over Heels

Compilation (SOL, ADVICE)

SHOUT

Another Angle

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.

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Bidding Adieu to Berlin

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

Great Night in Glasgow!

Soooo much love in that venue tonight! Ohhhmigaah! Enjoy highlights from the show in Glasgow!

And loyal fan and continued supporter, Stuart P, confirms that Lady Moyet is going strong! The reviews and love for her continue to flow! And the venues continue to fill up. Here’s his photo pre-show.

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Then there was Curt’s view… NICE!

Further down the way were these two lovely people!

MVP Gwen, the Tears for Fears tour resident, took this incredible picture of Curt. Isn’t it fantastic?
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For a few of us the tour is coming to a pause until May. Gwen is counting down her final shows for 2019. It is a very hard thing to deal with and often times we have to find time to regroup. The amount of euphoric fun isn’t something you can put into words. So stepping off that tour and getting back into the real world is like being dropped into the Twilight Zone. You wonder how on earth you ever dealt with your day to day prior to the majestic experience. You find yourself craving… “more tour!”

Ms. Robinson shared this earlier today!

We here you Gwen…we here you! #FsnSolidarity #UntilIDrown

Videos From Wonderful Fans Who Shared

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And of course, a great message from Curt to close the night

Shoutout to Shelly and her excellent choice of tour couture!

Get some great rest! Remember there’s a nightly fans on tour meditation that takes place. You can check @AndyeIsTheNews’ newsfeed for it. #FanRelax

Thanks for reading!
-Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team

TFF’s Big Surprise in Brighton

Let’s get straight to the point…they played Suffer the Children. Now, a few nights ago we posted a video from the In My Minds Eye treasure box. That video is a full show of The Hurting plus two songs from SFTBC. And no one in YEARS has heard that song live…until today. The internet lit up!

And MVP Darren H got an audio recording of it. He wanted badly to make sure he didn’t break the rules so he didn’t hold his phone up. Mad respect for this!

Gwen got a copy as well. Tilt your head so you can see it…

This post is dedicated to Andrew W. He has been loyal and he shows up! Here he is with Drummer Genius Jamie Wollam 🙂

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Woman In Chains (angle 1)

Woman in Chains (angle 2)

Head over Heels

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Woman in Chains

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Mad World

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Suffer the Children (photo)

Set List – with Suffer the Children (that’s worth $1000)

Shout

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Fans having fun!

And wow, thanks Mr. Reardon!

Big thanks to all the Tears for Fears Travel Fans who are modestly travelling alongside the band, zipping in and out of shows. Some are working and still finding a way to make it to shows. You are troopers! Much love to you from your fellow fans! Reach out if you need anything! We’re on standby.

-Tears for Fears Travel Fan Team

TFF – Looking Good in Liverpool!

*Dedicated to Marcio Campos in Brasil! Thank you for connecting us with additional fans for this show!

Wow, Liverpool! How exciting and historic given the Beatles’ beginnings here! We spoke to Jamie before this show and got permission to post some photos (one above). We’re excited to have some pictures from their point of view. It’ll be nice to add to the archives.

Also got this great photo from Claire Hartshorn Photography! Thank you, Claire!

Mr. L came through on the guitar picks and yes we asked that they be put into the online store so we can stock up. The last time we had such exquisite ones was 2012 during Brit Week.

*Some items will not be visible as they are linked to Twitter accounts. We’ll be sure to post photos vs. links to accounts in future in case fans decide to go private going forward. You can ask to be friends which will allow you to see all the great pictures.

Gig Girl’s video of EWTRTW

Set List – Gwen’s getting good at this! LOL!

BILL is the BEST!

Our dear lady Alison Moyet

Showtime!

The Gorgeous Lady Alison Moyet 

EWTRTW with Lorde Intro

EBWTRTW up close with Curt

SOL

Pale Shelter

Woman in Chains

Shout

Band to Fan Love

(post show nostalgia and chat with Joy)

Falling Down – courtesy of Chris and Caroline

Wishing our good sweet Tamara a safe trip home!

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Hello and Goodbye Amsterdam. I landed in Gate D and had to bee line it to Gate E. No time to stop in any of the shops for souvenirs. I was only able to stop to give myself one last shot of lovenox in my stomach before my long flight to hopefully prevent me from getting another blood clot from my adventure. Once you get one you are always at risk. I made it on board my flight and am awaiting take off. I think it’s about 8.5 hours home from here. It’s truly been a great trip! I’m so glad I did this on my own. Thank you Tears For Fears for your music. I grew up listening since I was a young girl living in Central Wisconsin. When my little sister was maybe 2 years old she sang the chorus to Shout. We are 14 years apart. I hope you will continue to bless us with your music for many years to come. Hopefully someday I will be lucky enough to meet Roland and Curt. For all of you going to the European tour Have A Blast!!! It is awesome and I’m sure it will continue to get better and better each and every show. Gwen, I hope you get your meet and greet and keep getting those set lists! You need to make that scrapbook! Taking off now! See you back in America! Xoxo 🌻🎸❤️🌜🌞#bunnylousadventures #tearsforfears #tearsforfearstour2019 #bye @tearsforfearsmusic @tfftravelfans @cusackcat @jamiewollam @carinaround @charltonpettus

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Fun Bonus: Ever seen this cool feature Jamie?! Nice!

TFF – Loved in Dublin

This post is dedicated to Tamara who flew all the way from Minnesota to Europe to follow the show. Tamara has been through a lot in her life. Like many, she has been able to find healing and energy in the music of Curt, Roland and team. Tamara you are appreciated and loved! Please remember that. What you did for fans, capturing the moments and experience then sharing it online was the real deal! You are awesome (and super pretty – look at that face)! We’re excited to have learned about Evan being in company as well.

From the eyes of our dear Gwen, she provided a lot of photos of the venue. Note how much larger this one is than the night before. It was soon just as packed.

Tamara got a view of the packed house.

crowd from Dublin

Here’s their proximity to the stage.

Our dear lady Alison Moyet opened the show and we couldn’t be more pleased! We love her and wish she was a permanent member of the band. She will forever be a part of the Tears for Fears experience. Be sure to follow her on Twitter @alisonmoyet

How about this treasure from the Stone Forums. They claim they will be recording the entire show, every show until the tour ends! What a gift! You can barely hear Curt on EWTRTW because the crowd is singing so strongly it’s almost overpowering. Enjoy while it lasts because we don’t know if they’ll get flagged for posting this or not. *For the record, that’s not Andye singing Falling Down. She’s learned to pipe down at the concerts with all the singing. We don’t know this rogue singer but it was super cool to hear someone else enjoy it as much as we do!

Additional Footage

Bill gave Gwen Doug’s set list. One of the many Roland Orzabal fan pages on Instagram reposted it.

It’s hard to discuss these shows right now because they are so fresh and the excitement is intense. A few of us are simply speechless and trying come down from cloud 9. It takes a while. Returning to earth after a Tears for Fears show is like…well, imagine being somewhere between heaven space and heaven. It’s mindblowing! An Irish Times writer seems to have gotten her bearings and quickly published this piece about the show. It is one of our favourites thus far.

Read the article in full here: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/tears-for-fears-review-sad-bangers-from-a-brilliantly-gloomy-band-1.3778833

“Pure perfection tonight. So happy they included ‘Falling Down’ and ‘Woman in chains’ tonight. Ro’s voice sounds incredible, as good as ever & you could tell he was enjoying himself again tonight, pulling faces and huge smiles for everyone. 2 down, 10 to go…” – Gwen, TFF Travel Fan about the Dublin show

If you are a die-hard soldier of sound you know we had some scares at the start of the year. Like a hot cup of coffee filled to the brim, we’ve been walking slowly and carefully hoping the cup didn’t run over and burn us all in some form or fashion. We were really scared out of our wits with so much legalese and uncertainty with the show reschedule and journalists on the outside picking up bits and pieces of our online conversations and then writing about what they “think” is going on with the band and fans. We’re so glad to have moved on from that to be present in the presence of Tears for Fears – their concerts wash away all pains, all negative emotion. It’s like being lifted to a whole other realm and completely healed. May the Universe bless the band and all of us on the road and in the air this year!

Thanks for reading,
Cheers!
TFF Travel Fan Team