Tears for Fears announce 2018 shows

The pop duo are hitting the road this May with their Rule the World tour.

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If you didn’t get tickets to see Tears for Fears at their sold-out Royal Albert Hall performance in London tonight, don’t despair. Following yesterday evening’s special concert on Radio 2, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith have just announced they’ll be performing a series of new dates next year. The UK shows will begin at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on 4 May and include a stop at The O2 in London on 10 May, before concluding at the Brighton Centre on 12 May.

One of the biggest bands of the ’80s, Tears for Fears have sold 30 million albums worldwide as well as won a variety of awards. Included in their incredible back catalogue of albums is 1983’s gold-certified debut The Hurting, 1985’s quintuple-platinum BRIT Award-winning Songs from the Big Chair and 1989’s Seeds of Love. Hearing the pair perform classics such as Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Shout (shown below) and Head Over Heels is an experience not to be missed!

Tears For Fears - Shout (Official Music Video)

Their 2018 Rule the World tour follows the upcoming release of their first career-spanning greatest hits collection, Rule the World, due out on 10 November. This album will feature the first original music – the new single I Love You But I’m Lost and the acoustic track Stay – from the pair since 2004.

This tour will also be Tears for Fears first in the UK since 2005. Joining them as a special guest at all shows is three-time BRIT Award-winner and Grammy nominee Alison Moyet.

Here are the Rule the World 2018 tour dates in full:

Wednesday 2 May – 3Arena, Dublin
Friday 4 May – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Saturday 5 May – Arena Birmingham
Monday 7 May – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
Tuesday 8 May – Echo Arena, Liverpool
Thursday 10 May – The 02, London
Friday 11 May – Bournemouth International Centre
Saturday 12 May – Brighton Centre

Tickets for Tears for Fears go on sale at 09:00 on Friday 3 November via