The duo’s world tour “The Tipping Point World” begins in May 2022; The album is one of the most awaited albums of this year
Today, the popular British duo Tears For Fears released “THE TIPPING POINT”, their long-awaited first studio album in 17 years. According to Pitchfork, Vulture, Stereogum and many other outlets, it is one of the most anticipated albums of 2022. The album “The Tipping Point” brings together the bold, beautiful and powerful sound of Tears For Fears and they find themselves together once again. Listen and download here .
In October 2021, the duo released their first single, the title track “The turning point”Capturing the pain of seeing someone you love lose their long battle with illness.
his second song “There is nothing small”It was a meeting of minds where the duo returned to the design table and poured out their hearts and souls to complete the album. The accompanying video was filmed using exclusively found footage that shows the conflict between individual freedoms and collective responsibility.
latest single for you, “broken man”, is an empowering yet fascinating path that requires a better balance between men and women. Inspired by the song’s lyrics, the video encompasses a world that illustrates the reality of patriarchy – a place of endless hierarchies built on blind dedication to precarious and unsustainable structures. On the inside, the world appears infinite, but on the outside it is just a game in the hands of the universe.
In November 2021, the band also announced “THE TIPPING POINT WORLD TOUR,” backed by Garbage at US shows, in which the band will be on their first tour since 2017. Beginning in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 20, 2022, these dates will see the band perform at more from 20 cities across North America before concluding their final show in Wantagh, New York on June 25, 2022. For tickets and more information, visit the band’s website. here.
Tears For Fears – Roland Orzabal (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Kurt Smith (vocals, bass, keyboards) – were formed in Bath, England, in 1981. With 30 million albums sold worldwide, shows have sold in Concertically multiple and award-winning, the band represents an unrivaled intersection of pop flavor, intelligent and conscientious lyricism, guitarist, and new wave innovation.
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The album “The Hurting”, which debuted in 1983, spawned songs such as “Mad World”, “Change” and “Pale Shelter”, and was certified RIAA Gold in the United States. The album “Songs From The Big Chair” since 1985 has become a watershed for the group and for music in general. The album features BRIT award winners “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, “Shout”, “Head Over Heels”, “Mothers Talk” and I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording), and has won a platinum award five times and won #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Dubbed the “Greatest Album of the Eighties” by Slant, it has been included in “1001 Albums You Should Hear Before You Die” and awarded by Consequence of Sound with a rare A+ rating at 20- retroactively.
1989’s “Seeds of Love” proved to be the last collaboration between Orzabal and Smith until 2004’s “Everybody Loves A Happy Ending” album, which ignited the creative fire between them.
The band embarked on a three-year whirlwind touring North America, Japan, South Korea, Manila, and South America, beginning in 2010. And in 2013, the band saw their comeback with their first recorded song in a decade: the cover of “Ready to Begin” by Arcade Fire.
They made a comeback in 2017 with “Everybody Wants To Rule The World – The Collection”, which once again brought the band back to the top of the UK album charts. The duo’s DNA remains embedded in three generations of artists, on both the micro and overt levels.
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Kanye West has cast a shadow over rock, hip-hop, electronica, indie and beyond, inserting “Memories Fade” into the “coldest winter” of the 808s & Heartbreak; The Weeknd has featured Starboy’s “Pale Shelter” in Starboy’s “Secrets”; David Guetta sampled “change” rather than “always”; Drake used “Ideas as Opiates” as the basis for “Lust For Life,” while Ally Brooke Hernandez, Adam Lambert, and Gary Jules recorded popular covers of “Mad World” and the band Disturbed took “Shout” a few.
Lorde performed a heartbreaking cover of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” for the soundtrack to the groundbreaking movie “The Hunger Games – Catching Fire,” which Tears For Fears will happily use as the intro music for their live shows, thus making a full circle. In 2021, the band was honored with the Outstanding Song Collection Award at the Ivor Novello Awards.
Meanwhile, classic songs feature prominently everywhere from “The Wire” and “Donnie Darko” to “Straight Outta Compton” and “Mr. Robot.” Long before it became a cultural mainstay, Tears For Fears consisted simply of two school friends who had grown up in Bath, Somerset, UK.
With the “tipping point” and all-out tour plans looming, Urzabal and Smith remain raucous as another generation prepares to “scream” at them again.
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