Atlantic City, NJ (April 3, 2023) – Tears for Fears is bringing its memorable music to Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Friday, June 23 at 8 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com and Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. All shows are subject to change.
Tears For Fears, Roland Orzabal (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Curt Smith (vocals, bass, keyboards) formed in Bath, England, in 1981. With 30 million albums sold worldwide, performing to countless sold-out audiences, and winning various awards, the band represents an inimitable intersection of pop palatability, clever and cognisant lyricism, guitar bombast, and new-wave innovation.
Their 1983 debut, The Hurting, yielded anthems such as "Mad World," "Change," and "Pale Shelter," reaching RIAA Gold status in the United States. 1985's Songs from the Big Chair became a watershed moment for the group and music at large. Boasting the signature BRIT Award-winning "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," "Shout," "Head over Heels," "Mothers Talk," and "I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording)," it went quintuple-platinum and captured #1 on the Billboard Top 200.
1989's Seeds of Love proved to be Orzabal and Smith's last collaboration together until Everybody Loves A Happy Ending in 2004, which rekindled the creative fire between them. 2013 saw them return with their first recorded music in a decade: a cover of Arcade Fire's "Ready to Start." The band returned once more in 2017 with the Rule The World best-of collection, which once more catapulted the band back to the upper echelon of the UK album charts.
With the release of their first album in almost 20 years, The Tipping Point, in 2022, the 40th anniversary of The Hurting, and with more touring on the horizon, Orzabal and Smith remain as loud as ever while yet another generation gets ready to "Shout" with them all over again.