Tears For Fears live in concert.
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Tears For Fears

55
critic concert reviews
electronic

How Good Are They LIVE?

Live Rating  

70
%
Based on 
55
critic concert
reviews
LAST 12 MONTHS RATING  
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Critic Consensus

Based on 55 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that Tears For Fears is rated as a watchable live performer, but their shows lack distinction. Tears For Fears concert reviews describe live shows and performances as emotional, thrilling, satisfying, nostalgic, and playful.

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Shout - Single (March 1, 2023)

artist info

GENRE
electronic
ORIGIN
Bath, United Kingdom (1981 - present)
BIO
Tears for Fears, named after a phrase found in Arthur Janov's book Prisoners of Pain, is a British pop/rock outfit formed in 1981 in Bath, England. Founder members Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith had been friends since their early teens and had already been in the shortlived ska band Graduate.
HAS PERFORMED with
Alison Moyet, Garbage

CRITIC concert REVIEWS

Concert Addicts (Canada)

July 25, 2023
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Last night’s concert at Rogers Arena in Vancouver was a captivating journey through the realms of melodic nostalgia and high-octane energy. The evening commenced with an exhilarating performance by Cold War Kids, setting the stage for an enchanting musical experience headlined by Tears For Fears.

Houston Music Review (USA)

July 20, 2023
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I have lived in the Houston area for several decades now and not sure I have seen it this hot for this long with a forecast that says way more of the same coming, day after day.

The Aquarian Weekly (USA)

July 5, 2023
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Tears for Fears at Madison Square Garden / June 26, 2023

The Guardian (UK)

July 8, 2022
80
%
Weaving supreme new material with the classics, the veteran duo provide thrilling emotional catharsis.

We All Want Someone To Shout For (USA)

July 6, 2022
%
There are concerts where the whole arena knows your songs. Where you could unplug the power to the band and the audience wouldn’t miss a beat belting out the hits. You expect that from songs that were as massive as Tears for Fears’ iconic 80s hits like “Shout” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”.

Goldmine Magazine (USA)

June 25, 2022
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At their New Jersey show, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith blend hits and deep cuts with highlights from their first new studio album since 2004.

Concert Addicts (Canada)

June 23, 2022
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It’s been a long-time coming, but Tears For Fears are back. The duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith released The Tipping Point, their first album in over seventeen years, in February, and in it managed to create a record that sounds fresh and current (and not simply a rehash of their 80s heyday)

Past critic reviews published in

Parklife DC (USA), Rock n Roll Experience (USA), Relix (USA), Daily Tribune (USA), Chicago Concert Reviews (USA) and more

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