80’s New Wave trailblazer Tears For Fears is gearing up for their first new album in ten years, and they’ve just confirmed some United States tour dates to commemorate it all. Their first US dates in three years start with a set on September 17 at Austin Music Hall in Austin, TX, followed by a show at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK; a gig at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA; one at Fox Theater in Oakland, CA; and, finally, a set at the Project Pabst Music Festival in Portland, OR on September 27. Will they add any more? We’ll just have to wait and see. Meanwhile, 80s fan, visit the band’s website for more information on ticketing and on-sale dates and times.

Formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, Tears for Fears found mainstream success by pushing aside their original synthesizer sound and moving into a more radio-friendly rock and pop environment. Best known for the singles, “Shout”, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, and “Head Over Heels”, Tears for Fears broke up in the early 1990s only to reunite in 2000. Where does the band’s name come from? A technique by American psychologist Arthur Janoff called primal therapy in which he says that childhood trauma is the reason for adult neuroses (John Lennon was a famous patient).

Tears for Fears Tour Dates & Tickets

Tears for Fears Video for “Head Over Heels”

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