Tears For Fears announced for The Bath Festival

They'll play a hometown show in the finale weekend of The Bath Festival 2018.

Tears For Fears will make a return to their home city in May 2018 to headline The Bath Festival on the 26 May 2018, as part of the special finale weekend of the event’s 70th anniversary.

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)


They’ll follow their 11 date UK and Ireland tour with a headline show at Beth Rec as part of the closing weekend of The Bath Festival, which runs from the 11 – 27 May 2018.

“We have a massive six months ahead, and this just tops it off beautifully,” says the band’s Roland Orzabal. “Coming home to play in the city where it all started for us 37 years ago on the Rec for the finale weekend of the 70th anniversary of the Bath Festival is a perfect way to round off the tour. We can’t wait.”

The band will be joined by special guest Alison Moyet, with more big names across the weekend to be announced soon.

The new festival weekend finale comes almost 50 years after Bath Blues Festival in 1969, which hosted the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin. In 2018, The Bath Festival returns as an extended 17 day multi-arts festival, celebrating the city with music and literature at its heart.

Tickets for Tears for Fears at The Bath Festival go on sale at 9:00 on Friday 15 December 2017 through