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Music Review: Tears for Fears

By Steve Jadd | 29th July 2019

Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears

The iconic Tears For Fears headlined Music Showcase Friday at York Racecourse on the evening of Friday, 26 July as a part of their ‘Rule The World’ 2019 tour. Tears For Fears have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, performing to countless sold out audiences, and winning various awards. At the core are original founding members Roland Orzabal, vocals, guitar, keyboards and Curt Smith, vocals, bass, keyboards. Tears For fears sound is an amalgam of pop sensibility with mindful lyricism, bombastic guitars and new wave innovation.

When the racing concluded Tears for Fears took to the stage to the haunting sounds of Lorde and her recorded cover of “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”. The scene was set magnificently, as the light faded, beneath the evening sky a rapturous reception greeted the band. All great artists / bands are to be remembered for their songs and Tears For Fears have an abundant catalogue of wondrous treasures. Curt Smith’s vocals possess a fragile beauty and Orzabal’s vocals are powerful and graceful. The York audience were treated to immortal hits ranging from “Mad World,” “Change,” and "Pale Shelter” to “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” “Shout,” “Sowing The Seeds of Love,” and an incredible, passionate rendition of “Women in Chains”. The band also included a splendid version of the Radiohead classic "Creep"

All great artists / bands are to be remembered for their songs and Tears For Fears have an abundant catalogue of wondrous treasures.

After a joyous set of nearly 2 hrs the band exit the stage and the sounds of the audience gather momentum. What begins as a solitary chant of “Shout” gradually swells to the sound of thousands of voices echoing throughout York Racecourse. The band duly oblige with an anthemic, cacophonous rendition of "Shout".

Shout - Shout let it all out!!

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