TEARS FOR FEARS COMING HOME FOR FITTING FINALE TO THE BATH FESTIVAL
Tears For Fears will make a triumphant return to their home city in May 2018 to headline on Saturday 26th May as part of the special finale weekend of the 70th Anniversary of The Bath Festival.
'One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK, Tears For Fears have sold an astronomical 30 million albums worldwide, performed to countless sold out audiences, won various awards, and are currently more popular than ever, particularly in their home city. 2018 sees Tears for Fears embark on an 11 date UK & Ireland arena tour, the ‘Rule The World Tour 2018’, with the band announcing they will headline the first of two days of live music on the Bath Rec for the closing weekend of The Bath Festival which runs from 11 to 27 May.
Tears For Fears will be supported by the iconic voice of Alison Moyet, with more big names across the weekend to be announced soon.
Tears For Fears boast a catalogue of huge hits, including classics such as ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, ‘Shout’, ‘Mad World’, ‘Head Over Heels’, and ‘Woman In Chains’, and have already sold out a number of dates across the UK in the spring.
Tears For Fears is Roland Orzabal on vocals, guitar, keyboards, and Curt Smith vocals, bass and keyboards. Their recently released Greatest Hits album, ‘Rule The World’ features all the aforementioned hits and more, plus it boasts the first original music from the duo since 2004, the single ‘I Love You But I’m Lost’ and acoustic track ‘Stay’.
Three-times BRIT Award-winner and Grammy-nominee, Alison Moyet, has released 9 solo studio albums with 2017 seeing the release of the critically-acclaimed album ‘Other’, and her biggest world tour for thirty years.
The new festival weekend finale comes almost 50 years after Bath Blues Festival (1969), which featured a stellar line-up on the Rec including the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin. In the crowd that day was Michael Eavis, who was inspired by the experience and started Glastonbury Festival the following year (1970).
The Bath Festival returns as an extended 17 day multi-arts festival from 11 to 27 May 2018, celebrating the city with music and literature at its heart, engaging with the wider community and bringing the streets of Bath to life.