RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater | Ridgefield, Washington
This 2023, English new wave powerhouse Tears For Fears is coming to North America for a massive tour! The critically-acclaimed outing was launched last year and amassed thousands of fans across the world. This year, The Tipping Point Tour Part II, will be lighting up over 20 select cities, including a coveted pit stop at the RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheatre! On Saturday, 22nd July 2023, the multi-platinum-selling duo will their wildly electrifying setlist packed with amazing new wave staples, such as “Mad World,” “Pale Shelter,” Change,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and plenty more! Fans can also expect the band to debut their brand-new music from their latest album! If you’re a fan of incredible new wave/pop rock classics, this is your opportunity to see the iconic band, comprising original members Roland Orazabal and Curt Smith, in Portland, Oregon! The show will also feature the alternative rock band Cold War Kids as a special guest! So hurry and secure your tickets now!
Platinum-selling English pop rock duo Tears For Fears is one of the early purveyors of the new wave synthesizer movement in the early ‘80s. Emerging in 1981 from Somerset, England, the band is responsible for belting out several new wave hits, such as “Change,” “Mad World,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the Word,” and “Shout,” among others. Tears For Fears basically ruled the ‘80s and heavily influenced and changed pop music for the better. Early in their career, the band was initially called Graduate, founded by Orzabal and Smith. They performed in a subculture genre called the mod revival and self-released their debut album in 1980.
The duo reinvented and renamed themselves Tears for Fear. In 1983, they dropped their debut studio album, The Hurting. The album became an instant success thanks to massive hit singles “Mad World,” “Pale Shelter, and “Change.” The album topped the U.K. charts and entered the U.S. Billboard 200 and Top Rock Albums. The band also made an international breakthrough and entered the charts in five other countries. Tears For Fears were revered for creating a record “simply one of the strongest, most fully-realized albums of the early-to-mid-1980s.”
After their stellar debut, Tears For Fears released their sophomore effort, Songs from the Big Chair, three years later. The album notably topped the Billboard 200 in the U.S., marking the band’s phenomenal commercial success in North America. Meanwhile, they remained one of the top artists in the U.K. after landing at number 2 on the Official Charts Company. The 1983 album spawned several smashing hits, such as “Shout” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” Both singles became the band’s biggest hits, earning platinum and gold certifications in several countries. The singles also topped the charts in the U.S., peaking at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1989, Tears For Fears released their third effort, The Seeds of Love. The album, which featured the singles “Sowing the Seeds of Love” and “Woman in Chains,” became the band’s second record to go number in the U.K. It also earned several platinum certifications in various markets, including the U.S. and the U.K.
The ‘80s phenoms welcomed the next decade with critically-acclaimed, chart-performing efforts, such as Elemental, Raoul, and the Kings of Spain. In the 200s0, Tears For Fears remained a prolific live act but only released one record, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending. Last year, the duo released their first record in 18 years. The Tipping Point was dropped in the spring of 2022 and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard 200. The highly-anticipated record spawned several singles, including the title track, which entered the five Billboard charts.
This 2023, fans can look forward to new songs from the band’s latest album, as well as massive hits from their earlier releases. Score your tickets now to Tears For Fear’s show at the RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheatre (formerly Sunlight Supply Amphitheater)!