Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears

 

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Tears for Fears are an English pop rock band formed in Bath in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesiser bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock and pop, which led to international chart success. They were part of the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the US.[8]

Their debut album, The Hurting, released in 1983, reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, while their second album, Songs from the Big Chair, released in 1985, reached number one on the US Billboard 200, achieving multi-platinum status in both the UK and the US.[9][10] Their second album contained two Billboard Hot 100 number ones: "Shout" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"', the latter winning the Brit Award for Best British Single in 1986.[11]

Smith and Orzabal parted company in 1991, after the release of their third platinum-selling album The Seeds of Love (1989). Orzabal retained the Tears for Fears name, essentially working as a solo artist under the band's trademark for the next several years. Tears For Fears released two charting albums and several singles during the period 1992-96, including three singles which made the UK top 40. By the end of the decade, Tears For Fears was no longer an active entity, and Orzabal soon after began releasing material under his own name.

The Orzabal/Smith duo re-formed as Tears For Fears in 2000 and eventually released an album of new material, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, in 2004. Since 2013, the duo have been working on their seventh album.[12] Tears for Fears have sold over 30 million albums worldwide.[13]

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Rule The World: The Greatest Hits
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Rule The World: The Greatest Hits is an album by musical group Tears For Fears, released on November 10, 2017.
I Love You But I'm Lost
Song
I Love You But I'm Lost is a song by musical group Tears For Fears, released on October 6, 2017.
Rule The World - The Greatest Hits
 
Rule The World - The Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the British pop/rock band Tears for Fears, released in 2017 by Virgin EMI, part of Universal Music.The compilation contains fourteen Top 40 hits, taken from each of the band's first six studio albums, and two new songs; "I Love You But I'm Lost" (co-written by the band with Dan Smith of Bastille) and "Stay".The album debuted at no.12 in the UK, becoming the band's sixth UK Top 20 album.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
 
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" is a song by English band Tears for Fears.

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Popular Live Albums5

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Tears For Fears announce UK tour with a very special guest - here's how to get tickets
  –  October 27, 2017
Joining Tears For Fears is synthpop queen Alison Moyet. The three-times BRIT Award-winner and Grammy-nominee will support the band on all UK and Ireland dates.
Tears For Fears: Our manager made us record new music
  –  December 24, 2017
Tears For Fears only made their long-awaited return to the studio after being pestered by management, Roland Orzabal has said. The 1980s pop rock band released their first new music in more than a decade earlier this year and are currently working on a new ...
Tears For Fears: Our manager made us record new music
  –  December 24, 2017
They were treated like debut artists upon their studio return. Tears For Fears only made their long-awaited return to the studio after being pestered by management, Roland Orzabal has said. The 1980s pop rock band released their first new music in more ...
Tears For Fears Share Video For New Song ‘I Love You But I’m Lost’
  –  December 19, 2017
Tears For Fears are currently working on a new album and wrote a song with members of Bastille for it. They also recently covered Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ live. Curt Smith recently described how his children think he’s “hip” now because his music ...
Tears For Fears tickets go on sale for first tour in 12 years
  –  December 19, 2017
Here’s something to Shout about – Tears For Fears are back and embarking on their first UK tour ... They have a new single out, I Love You But I’m Lost, which is the first original music from them since 2004. Coming soon is a greatest hits album ...
Tears For Fears on famous fans Lorde, Kanye West, Don Henley, The Weeknd. and Subo
  –  December 4, 2017
It shows the strength of the songwriting.” The cover versions, especially by Lorde, have helped a legion of younger fans discover Tears for Fears. “The downsides of Spotify and Apple Music and all streaming services is that they haven’t worked out ...
Tears For Fears, Sleater-Kinney, & Mavis Staples Go Further In Top Songs Of The Week - October 20
  –  October 19, 2017
The last seven days saw artists from all over the music ... dancier side, Tears For Fears unveiled their first new song in 13 years and Lindstrøm teamed up with Jenny Hval for a ghoulish disco number. So without further ado, here are ARTISTdirect's ...

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