Tears for Fears will return to the stage this summer, including a show at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena.
The band announced their UK tour back in November 2021 ahead of the release of their seventh studio album The Tipping Point, which was released in February 2022.
Speaking about going back out on the road Curt Smith said: “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.”
Roland Orzabal shared “The Tipping Point has been a long time in the making and we are looking forward to playing our favourites from the new album as well as our classics from throughout the years.”
So, when are Tears For Fears scheduled to play Newcastle?
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming tour.
When are Tears For Fears playing Newcastle?
Tears For Fears are scheduled to play the Utilita Arena in Newcastle on Thursday 7 July 2022.
Doors are scheduled to open at 6:00pm.
Can I still get tickets?
Tickets are still available for the show and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.
At the time of publishing the tickets still available started from £75.95.
There are also resale tickets available with prices starting at £57.50.
Who will the support act be?
The support act for all of the UK shows will be Alison Moyet.
Where else in the UK are the band playing ?
The band will be kicking off their tour in Shropshire on Friday 1 July and touring all across the nation.
You can catch a Tears for Fears show at the following locations and dates:
- 1 July - Telford QEII Arena Telford, Shropshire
- 2 July - Longleat House Warminster, Wiltshire
- 5 July - Waddesdon Manor Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
- 7 July - Utilita Arena Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
- 8 July - Floors Castle Kelso, Scotland
- 9 July - Lytham Festival Lytham St Annes
- 12 July - The Incora County Ground Derby, Derbyshire
- 14 July - Leeds Millennium Square Leeds, Yorkshire
- 15 July - Warwick Castle Warwick, Warwickshire
- 16 July - Scarborough Open Air Theatre Scarborough, North Yorkshire
- 19 July - Chewton Glen New Milton, Hampshire
- 20 July - The Spitfire Ground Canterbury, Kent
- 22 July - The 1st Central County Ground Hove, Sussex
- 23 July - Cardiff Castle Cardiff, Wales
- 24 July - Hatfield House Hatfield, Hertfordshire
- 26 July - Powderham Castle Exeter, Devon
What will the setlist be?
There is very limited information known about the setlist for the upcoming show, however a setlist released by setlist.fm may give fans a better idea of what they can expect from the upcoming shows.
This set is from the band’s show at Longleat House in Warminster which they played on Saturday 2 July 2022:
- No Small Thing
- The Tipping Point
- Everybody Wants to Rule the World
- Secret World
- Long, Long, Long Time
- Break the Man
- My Demons
- Rivers of Mercy
- Mad World
- Suffer the Children
- Woman in Chains
- Badman’s Song
- Pale Shelter
- Break It Down Again
- Head Over Heels/Broken
- End of Night
Who are Tears for Fears?
Tears for Fears are an English pop rock band formed in Bath, England, in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith.
Throughout their career the band have released seven studio albums, three compilation albums, and one extended play.
Their albums include The Hurting (1983), Song from the Big Chair (1985), The Seeds of Love (1989), Elemental (1993), Raoul and the Kings of Spain (1995), Everybody Loves a Happy Ending (2004), and The Tipping Point (2022).
After The Seeds of Love, Orzabal and Smith had a falling out and parted company in 1991. Orzabal carried on playing as Tears for Fears, and Smith returned to the band in 2000.