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Tears For Fears – Stream Their First New Album in 17 Years; Read Our New Interview and Review

The Tipping Point Out Now via Concord

Feb 25, 2022 Photography by Frank Ockenfels
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Tears For Fears (seminal New Wave duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith) have released The Tipping Point, their first new album in 17 years, today via Concord. Now that it’s out you can stream the whole thing here. You can also read our new interview with the band about the album and our review of the album.

Our interview with Tears For Fears first ran in our 20th Anniversary print issue and can now be read online here. Our review first ran in the same issue and can now be read online here. Stream the album below, followed by the band’s upcoming U.S. tour dates.

When the album was announced last October, the band shared its title track, which was one of our Songs of the Week. They then announced a 2022 world tour in support of the album, where Garbage will be the supporting act for the North American leg. Soon after, they shared the album’s second single, “No Small Thing,” which was also one of our Songs of the Week. Then in January they shared the album’s final pre-release single, “Break the Man.”

The Tipping Point features musical contributions from frequent Tears For Fears collaborator Charlton Pettus, as well as producer/songwriters Sacha Skarbek and Florian Reutter

Orzabal had this to say about the album in a previous press release: “Before everything went so right with this album, everything first had to go wrong. It took years, but something happens when we put our heads together. We’ve got this balance, this push-me-pull-you thing—and it works really well.”

Smith also had this to say: “If that balance doesn’t work on a Tears For Fears album, the whole thing just doesn’t work. To put it in simple terms, a Tears For Fears record and what people perceive to be the sound of Tears For Fears—is the stuff we can both agree on. When you’ve known each other as long as we have, and have worked together as long as we have, there’s a bond there that becomes familial. So, it’s different from a friendship. And it’s different from a marriage. It’s literally like that’s your brother. It’s the kind of bond that you can’t really break. It can fall apart at times. You separate for periods, which I also think is healthy, really. But in the end, we always seem to find each other again.”

Tears for Fears U.S. Tour Dates:

Friday, May 20, 2022 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - Blossom Music Center - Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory - Dallas, TX
Friday, May 27, 2022 - Ak-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
Sunday, May 29, 2022 - Levitt Pavilion - Denver, CO
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 - Concord Pavilion - Concord, CA
Thursday, June 02, 2022 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
Saturday, June 04, 2022 - The Forum - Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, June 05, 2022 - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre - San Diego, CA
Thursday, June 09, 2022 - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL
Friday, June 10, 2022 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater - Tampa, FL
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
Monday, June 13, 2022 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL
Friday, June 17, 2022 - Ruoff Music Center - Indianapolis, IN
Sunday, June 19, 2022 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – TD Pavilion at The Mann - Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - Leader Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA
Friday, June 24, 2022 - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY

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