After shows in Cardiff, Glasgow, Bournemouth and Brighton all sold out, due to unprecedented demand Tears For Fears have added three more dates to their ‘Rule The World Tour 2018’ in Leeds April 27th, Nottingham April 28th and a second show in Glasgow Monday 30th April.
After a triumphant concert at the Royal Albert Hall last month, Tears For Fears Roland Orzabal [vocals, guitar, keyboards] and Curt Smith [vocals, bass, keyboards] – are more popular than ever! The band have sold an astronomical 30 million albums worldwide, performed to countless sold out audiences, and won various awards, and are one of the most influential bands to have come out of the UK. With a catalogue of of huge hits, including classics such as “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” “Shout,” “Mad World,” “Head Over Heels,” “Woman In Chains,” these shows are not to be missed!
Joining Tears For Fears on all UK & Ireland dates is Alison Moyet. In a 35-year recording career, three-times BRIT Award-winner and Grammy-nominee, Alison Moyet, has released 9 solo studio albums with 2017 seeing the release of the critically-acclaimed album Other, and embarking on her biggest world tour for thirty years. Tears For Fears play the following UK and Ireland Dates in 2018:
Fri 27th LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Sat 28th NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena
Mon 30th GLASGOW, SEC Armadillo
Weds 2nd Dublin, 3Arena
Fri 4th Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff SOLD OUT
Sat 5th Birmingham, Arena Birmingham
Mon 7th Glasgow, SEC Armadillo SOLD OUT
Tues 8th Liverpool, Echo Arena
Thurs 10th London, The 02
Fri 11th Bournemouth, Bournemouth International Centre SOLD OUT
Sat 12th Brighton, Brighton Centre SOLD OUT
Tears For Fears recently announced the release of their first career-spanning Greatest Hits album, Rule The World which is out November 10th on Virgin/EMI. Not only does Rule The World feature all the aforementioned hits and more, but it also boasts the first original music from the duo since 2004, the new single “I Love You But I’m Lost” and acoustic track “Stay”.
Beyond their own output, Tears For Fears have influenced many artists today including being sampled by Kanye West, The Weeknd, David Guetta, Drake, and more, while also being covered by Lorde, Adam Lambert, Gary Jules, and Disturbed, to name a few. Meanwhile, classic songs figure prominently everywhere from The Wire and Donnie Darko to Straight Outta Compton and Mr. Robot.
Everybody Loves A Happy Ending was released after a 15 years hiatus in 2004, which rekindled the creative fire between the duo. Breaking another quiet spell, the boys engaged in a three-year touring whirlwind across North America, Japan, South Korea, Manila, and South America beginning in 2010. 2013 saw them return with their first recorded music in a decade: a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start.”