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Tears For Fears (Photo credit: Frank Ockenfels/courtesy of BB Gun Press)
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Tears For Fears announce North American leg of 'The Tipping Point World Tour,' with special guest Garbage


Fri, Nov 12th 2021 12:25 pm

First album in 17 years, ‘The Tipping Point,’ out Feb. 25, 2022, via Concord Records

Iconic British duo Tears For Fears announced the first leg of “The Tipping Point World Tour” in 2022, with Garbage as support. Kicking off in Cincinnati on May 20, the tour will see the band performing in more than 20 cities across North America before capping off with their last show in Wantagh on June 25. The run will mark Tears For Fears’ first U.S. tour since 2017.

For the North American dates of “The Tipping Point World Tour,” fans can sign up to access presale tickets via the band’s website here. Registration closes at 9:45 a.m. local time Tuesday, Nov. 16. The fan presale begins at 10 a.m. local time that day and runs through 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18.

Citi is the official card of “The Tipping Point World Tour.” Cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.

General on sale will go live at 10 a.m. Nov. 19. Each ticket purchased for the Tears For Fears 2022 tour includes a digital download of the band’s new album, “The Tipping Point.”

Also, on sale from the band’s official store as of today, is an exclusive, limited-edition PINK vinyl version of “The Tipping Point.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to start playing concerts again. We’ve missed seeing our friends on the road around the world and the energy of performing live,” said Curt Smith.

“ ‘The Tipping Point’ has been a long time in the making, and we are looking forward to playing our favorites from the new album as well as our classics from throughout the years,” shared Roland Orzabal.

Arriving Feb. 25, 2022, via Concord Records, “The Tipping Point” is a song cycle reflecting many of the personal and professional tipping points the pair – and the world – faced throughout the past several years. Preorder the album here.

Alongside the announcement, the duo also released its first single and the title track, “The Tipping Point.” Written by Orzabal and guitarist, writer and producer Charlton Pettus and co-produced by the band, Sacha Skarbek and Florian Reutter, the explosive yet intimate track is filled to the brim with emotion. Inspired by a personal tipping point in Orzabal’s own life, this song captures the grief of watching someone you love lose their long-standing battle with disease. The accompanying visual, directed by the famed Matt Mahurin (Joni Mitchell, U2, Metallica), depicts the subtle and poetic portrait of imbalance. Watch the video here.

Tears For Fears were one of the most iconic bands of the 1980s, selling over 30 million albums worldwide with singles such as “Shout,” “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” “Mad World,” “Sowing The Seeds Of Love” and “Woman In Chains” acknowledged as classics.

“The Tipping Point” is the band’s first album since a reunion album, “Everybody Loves A Happy Ending,” in 2004. Since then, the band has toured extensively, including a sold-out U.K. arena tour. In 2017, TFF released “Rule The World,” a best-of compilation that returned the band to upper reaches of the album charts once more. Earlier this month, the band were honored with the Outstanding Song Collection Award at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards.

Among the dates announced, closer shows include:

  • Saturday, May 21 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland
  • Tuesday, June 21 – TD Pavilion at The Mann – Philadelphia
  • Wednesday, June 22 - Leader Bank Pavilion – Boston
  • Friday, June 24 – P.N.C. Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Saturday, June 25 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh

About Tears For Fears

Tears For Fears – Orzabal (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Smith (vocals, bass, keyboards) -formed in Bath, England, 1981. With 30 million albums sold worldwide, performing to countless sold-out audiences, and winning various awards, the band represent an inimitable intersection of pop palatability, clever and cognizant lyricism, guitar bombast, and new wave innovation.

Their 1983 debut, “The Hurting,” yielded anthems such as “Mad World,” “Change” and “Pale Shelter,” reaching RIAA Gold status in the U.S. 1985’s “Songs from the Big Chair” became a watershed moment for the group and music at large. Boasting the signature BRIT Award-winning “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Shout,” “Head over Heels,” “Mothers Talk” and “I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording),” it went quintuple-Platinum and captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200. Slant dubbed it one of, “The Best Albums of the 1980s,” it was featured in the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die,” and Consequence of Sound awarded it a rare A+ rating in a 20-year retrospective. 1989’s “Seeds of Love” proved to be Orzabal and Smith’s last collaboration together until “Everybody Loves A Happy Ending.”

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About Garbage

Iconic alternative rock band Garbage consists of lead singer Shirley Manson, multi-instrumentalists Duke Erikson and Steve Marker, and drummer Butch Vig.

Garbage have been together as a band for over 25 years, with more than 17 million albums under their belt, multiple Grammy nominations and a James Bond theme song for the film “The World is Not Enough.”

Described as the "alternative to everything” by Pitchfork Magazine, Garbage set up their own, independently-run record label, STUNVOLUME, through which they have been releasing their own records since 2012.

The band’s latest, ferocious new album “No Gods No Masters,” released in June of this year, is an ambitious, indignant record – overtly socio/ political in tone – touching on themes ranging from global unrest, encroaching climate change, the Black Lives Matter movement, sexism and misogyny.

Enjoying a career of nearly 30 years and counting, Garbage remain one of the most influential bands in alternative rock and one of the most respected live bands of their generation.

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