Update: Need tickets Los Angeles? We’ve got a set on the 12th row for the first show of the reschedule! Leave us a message on our Facebook page or Tweet us – both @papasfans (gmail or Twitter). Concert recaps and travel fan experiences are noted below. You can find your city by using the search or the check the side navigation for the latest blog updates. Each show will be linked to its city noted here once the North American tour concludes.
As a team of dedicated fans who travel to follow the band, we’ve been gathering and celebrating Tears for Fears for over 2 decades. In the last 7 years (started archiving our travel in 2010), we’ve made a lot of efforts to be inclusive and keep our fellow fans in the know. Some of our fun includes where to meet up for photos, notifications on the band’s prompts to hang out and spend a few minutes with fellow fans and more. Many of us are back on the road again for #Tour2017. Below is an updated list of the full 2017 Tears for Fears concert schedule (global) and those who have checked-in to say where they’ll be during the tour. Cheers-cheers!
Dedicated to Valerie who will be in Arizona and to Katie who cashed out her 401K (not uncommon) to see the band this year. We wish everyone safe travels and a great time!
Air Travel: We suggest Delta or Southwest – please be sure to join their frequent flyer club programs. There is no extra charge and the perks are worth it. In 2014, we were able to use points each time we wanted to see the band. You can earn enough points for free tickets, free hotel stays and more.
4 May Tulsa,Oklahoma @Bok Center
Hotel Get the Bok Center package – it’s the better deal
Several TFF Travel Fans will be present including Carolyn our Midwest rep.
6 May St. Louis, Missouri @ Scottrade Center
TFF Travel Fans: Several including the core Travel Fan team and moderators
8 May – Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
TFF Travel Fans: Robert M.
9 May – Kansas City, Missouri @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Tickets – Premium seats available
Holiday Inn Kansas City Downtown
TFF Travel Fans: B-blaze, Lady Carolyn
11 May – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Tickets: starting at $35
Hotel: several from which to choose, suggested by venue
13 May – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
Tickets market rate is $32 – $126
Hotels Venue has several from which to choose that are very near event
15 May – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
Tickets market rate is $35 – $300+
Hotel aLoft has a shuttle, it is listed as the first choice
TFF Travel Fans: Todd S., Lori
17 May – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
Tickets prices range and can get into the 1000s if you use the third party site
Hotel Hilton is your best bet price wise…
18 May – Ft Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
Tickets $46 – $180+
Hotel Holiday Inn – it’s very close to venue and reasonably priced
TFF Travel Fans: Becky M.
20 May – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Tickets up to $129 – VIP packages are more (but should be the same as H&Os offer)
*Becky M’s extra tickets are sold for this show.
*Congrats Susan B and her daughter on winning the tickets to the show!
21 May – Louisville Kentucky @ Louisville Palace
TFF Travel Fans: Becky M.
22 May – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
TicketsTickets $35 – $391
Hotel The Blackwell Inn is the official hotel. Tell them you are booking b/c of the show!
TFF Travel Fans: Becky M.
24 May – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Tickets VIP are still available in section 3 (Curt & Charlton’s side)
Hotel Omni Nashville Hotel is really nice!
27 May – Philadelphia, PA @ Hoagie Nation Festival/ Learn more about this festival
Tickets – get the VIP!
Hotel (still trying to figure this one out! wth!) TFF Travel Fans: Deb C.
5 June – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
9 June – Orlando, FL @ Amway CenterAmway Center
TFF Travel Fans: Melissa M.
10 June Jacksonville, Florida @ Daily’s Place
11 June – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
Tickets (up to $129)
Hotel (This venue is 35 mins from Atlanta – you need to stay in Duluth, not Atlanta if you want an easy to commute to the show – tweet @andyeisthenews for additional info)
Travel Fans: Teresa, Andye, Adam, Meg & Michael Magno, Tyler & Meg, M.W. & family, Karon and husband from Asheville, N.C.
13 June – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Tickets & Hotel – the Cabria is the official hotel of the venue
14 June – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
Hotel Sheraton Hotel was the official hotel last year
16 June – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Tennis Stadium
Hotel use booking code ‘FRONTROW’ when booking at the Ace
TFF Travel Fans: Rachael, Pam R., Cindy
17 June – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Tickets $35 – $430
TFF Travel Fans: Bob, Deb, Deb C.
19 June Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Centre
Hotel (tweet @andyeisthenews for details about Pantages – she lived there!)
Travel Fans: Half of Andye’s Family
21 June – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
Tickets *You need a valid US passport to attend this show as an American unless you already live in Quebec. The site is in French. Please contact Andye @AndyeIsTheNews if you need a translation or leave at note with @papasfans.
22 June – Montreal, Canada @Place des Arts
Tickets: (on sale Friday May 5th)
Hotel (*Remember you need a passport to travel here if you’re not a citizen of Canada. The law changed and a drivers license is no longer enough ID to enter the country. If you are driving over, dispose of any unlawful items in advance or they will ask you to declare them at border patrol.)
24 June – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Hotel – Show your ticket at the hotel and get 30% off the best available rate!
TFF Travel Fan: Lady Deb, Pam R.
26 June – Washington DC @ Verizon Center
Hotel – please book now at the rate of $213 – I can’t guarantee this price later/closer to the date of the show… it’s crucial you book now while the rate is still low…
TFF Travel Fans: Donna R.
5 July – Tel Aviv, Israel @ Menora-Mivtachim Arena (former Nokia Arena)
(see original post via link above, not much info has changed)
TFF Travel Fan: Tai (TBD)
8 July – London, England @ British Summer Time in Hyde Park
TFF Travel Fan Legacy Team: Lady Angela and Lady Kath TBD: Nathalie de France
*If anyone has an extra ticket to this show, let us know. It is sold out and we still have very loyal fans who were not able to get in on the early deals. Tweet @papasfans or email us on Facebook if you have any extra tickets. Open to paying market rate.
11 July – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Tickets VIP packages available…same as on H&O site
12 July – Austin, Texas @Moody Theatre ACL Live
Tickets Gen Am standing tickets are in front of the stage. Most of us want these for proximity’s sake…but again it’s Gen Am. You’ll need to be there early and line-up.
Hotel – use the same hotels that are used for the festivals…Hyatt preferably.
TFF Travel Fans: Dian, Michael L.
13 July – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Hotel St. Anthony or Grand Hyatt are what we suggest
TFF Travel Fans: Dian, Becky
15 July – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green
*Use the info from 2015
17 July – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
TFF Travel Fans: Lael and Valerie!
Valerie is ready to meetup and give some band fan hugs!
19 July – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center Arena
TFF Travel Fans: Rise, SnapHappy Pam, Lady K, Lorna P and husband
21 July – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Hotel It’s Vegas, stay at the Mirage!
TFF Travel Fans: Penny, TBD: Becky, Alex, Lael, SnapHappy Pam, Andye
23 July – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
TFF Travel Fans: Rise
The remaining California shows have been rescheduled, please refer to the photo at the top for the latest dates and tickets available.
25 July – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
TFF Travel Fans: Penni, Lady J, Lady K, Lael, SnapHappyPam
26 July – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Tickets (Dishwalla is opening, how cool is that!?)
Hotel *If anyone has another suggestion please let us know in the comments or via one of our social pages.
28 & 29 July – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
TFF Travel Fans: Yvette & Family, Artemisa and Jolene B. TBD: Andye, Kai, Carri, Yvette, SnapHappy Pam, Penni, Lady K and Lady J
*Ticket for sale: Floor – Row 15 – conact @qtcdior28 on Twitter
22 September – Rio de Janeiro -Rockin’ Rio Concert Series (Day 4)
Tickets (this is in English for our general audience – se voce queria Portuguese, escerve a Andye o Marcio).
Hotel: contact Marcio – get his advise for the entire trip!
TFF Travel Fans: Marcio Campos (Team Lead), Vivian
*Hotel indicates a suggested accommodation that has worked for us as Tears for Fears Travel Fans in the past. Names listed as TFF Travel Fans are those that usually frequent shows in that location, have checked-in or have been helpful to fellow fans travelling to those cities and venues. As always, please feel free to leave a message on our TFF Travel Fans and Kooks page on Facebook or Twitter @papasfans.
Live discussion on Facebook
Follow on Twitter: @tearsforfears, @curtsmith, @rolandtff, (for travel fan info: @papasfans)
Thanks for reading!
-TFF Travel Fan Team