The English new-wave/pop-rock band, Tears for Fears, was formed in the heart of the ‘80s in Bath, Somerset, England. Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith had met as teenagers and played in a few other bands before forming their own, History of Headaches, which quickly turned into Tears for Fears in 1981. The duo had a nine-year split in 1991, Orzabal stayed under the band’s name while Smith had worked on his solo career. Reunited in 2000 for paperwork, the duo ended up having dinner and getting Tears for Fears back together. More recently, in 2016 the band had started touring for the first time again in over 10 years, making stops in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.
The eighties were a strange time that brought in a new strand of music, collaborating new technology and synthesizers with pop and rock music. Tears for Fears were internationally successful when they expanded their music to being more pop-rock. Their albums The Hurting and Songs from the Big Chair have reached UK and US charts and even gained multi-platinum status in both countries. Popular singles “Shout” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” both made the Billboard Hot 100 and even won Brit Awards in 1986 for Best British Single. The duo has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Don’t miss out on one of the best loved ‘80s duo, Tears for Fears, at ACL Live at the Moody Theater on July 12th.
Wednesday, July 12th
Doors at 6:30PM