Tears For Fears postpone tour

Tears For Fears have announced that they have been forced to postpone their 2018 UK and Ireland tour.

The tour was due to start on 27 April in Leeds, but the band announced on their website today that “due to unforeseen health concerns and on doctor’s orders” they are rescheduling all dates to “early 2019.” Additionally, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith’s appearance at the Bath Festival on 26 May has been cancelled.

Tickets for 2018 remain valid for respective city’s rescheduled 2019 show, except for Glasgow and Birmingham where the venues have changed and customers will be issued with new tickets.

Tear For Fears apologised to fans and said “they look forward to working on finishing material for their first new album in fourteen years, with the hope of releasing it this autumn.”

The band issued a greatest hits, Rule The World, late last year and played a triumphant show at London’s Royal Albert Hall at the end of October – their first non-festival show in the UK for over 10 years.

Check out SDE’s track-by-track guide to Rule The World.

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tomcats screaming outside was indeed a very good album


@Marc, it’s off topic here but the Gaga shows had nothing to do with ticket sales which were perfectly fine and besides, she would turn up and play anyway if she “logistical issues” (the 2nd night on ArtRave Birmimgham had barely 5,000 in attendance, she still did the show without canning it due to “logistical issues”). Was actually quite surprised to see both nights in Birmingham this time packed front to back.

Hope the TFF guys get whatever problem has caused the postponement, will try to get a ticket for next year.

The Golden Age Of _ _ _ _ _ _`_

Let`s just hope the guys are well enough to tour and record again soon.



This has happened TWICE now with Alison Moyet supporting – the last time being Culture Club.

I wonder if there is a trend here :-)


Let’ s just hope the new album does not sound like the two new EDM “tracks” on the recent GH…

Julian H

“Stay” isn’t an EDM track. But yeah, more real instruments (á la Seeds) wouldn’t hurt…


The german tour hast just been postponed too :(


The German Dates have just been postponded too. :(
I can’t cancel the flight to Hamburg and the Hotel anymore without costs…

Hope it’s nothing serious because Curt looks ill even on the Concert ad…..

David Bates

Not quite the same league :)… But Thanks anyway

Charlie Waffles

Let’s hope 2019 will be the year. I also want to purchase the Songs From the Big Chair deluxe box set, guys. Tell Universal to produce some more.


Got one if you like..


Get well soon to both and all of them.

Dan T.

Hopefully their health rebounds. We’ve lost too many musical heroes the last few years, and Curt and Roland are “young” still, so hopefully everything is fine.

On a side note, I recently discovered Roland’s “Tomcats Screaming Outside,” and on first listen, it’s ‘interesting.’ On the second listen, it’s ‘pretty good.’ And on the third listen, I’m in love. More of that stuff, please!


yea get well soon great band and sorry to hear this really


I made some nasty comment when David Bowie released that shitty video for Lazarus and then he went and died. I won’t be saying anything untowards about this as a safeguard.

Michael McA



Hope all is well in the TFF camp.
Wishing a speedy recovery with hopes of seeing them sooner than later.


Just got a refund for my Birmingham tickets but you can buy tickets from the link on the website. Just got much better tickets for the Liverpool gig. Let’s just hope it goes ahead.

Stephen dC

Same here, was due to see them in Nottingham on my birthday so gutted. Had the same thing happen with David Sylvian a while back. Sorry if I am the jinx.

Mind you, Alison Moyet was the “support” and I am just as gnarled I won’t see her too.

Whatever it is, get well soon guy(s)


According to the email I got…

Tears For Fears rescheduled dates are as follows (with Alison Moyet remaining as a very special guest):

John T

Get well soon guys …


Roland has a habit of telling folk to fuck off – I wont hold this against him
Health is paramount – as are ticket sales.

Get well soon


It must be a serious thing (not like Lady Gaga inventing illnesses to camouflage poor ticket selling, tickets for all the TFF shows were sold out in most venues)…gutted but i hope they get well soon.


I’m more worried about what the health concern is. Something on Doctor’s orders that causes them to postpone and/or cancel everything and put it back almost a full-year suggests its not the typical “vocal strain” or “exhaustion.” I hope neither Roland or Curt are seriously ill and that it’s hopefully just something requiring physical therapy, rather than anything potentially debilitating or…you know……worse.


I hope they are ok….


without sounding insensitive, how about throwing us tff fans a bone: release The Seeds Of Love SDE already… ffs


Too Soon?


“how soon is now?” :)

Paul Spurgeon

Gutted. Had Leeds with family booked…..

Steven Robertson

I’m gutted, was really looking forward to seeing them for the 1st time.

Oh well, February it is then :)


The Antwerpen (Belgium) show originally announced for Sunday May 20th, 2018 is also rescheduled to February 20th, 2019.