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Tears for Fears – Rule The World Tour 2019

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Tears for Fears to perform at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury on Sunday 23rd June, 2019

ABC will also be performing as very special guests at the concert this summer. The legendary pop band led by charismatic singer Martin Fry will be bringing their most popular hits to the stage at The Spitfire Ground, ahead of Tears for Fears who are delighted to perform their extensive catalogue of hits to their fans. This is a night not to be missed!


Tears For Fears will perform in Kent this summer! The iconic duo have announced a very special concert at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence-  home of Kent County Cricket Club, on Sunday 23 June 2019, bringing their extensive catalogue of hits to Canterbury in what promises to be an incredible evening of music.

Following on from a hugely successful indoor Arena Tour, Tears For Fears have announced that they will play only a select number of outdoor summer shows and The Spitfire Ground has been chosen as one of these venues. The band know that this part of the world has a very vibrant audience! Tickets go on sale from 9.00am Friday 8 March 2019.

Tears For Fears are Roland Orzabal (vocals, guitar and keyboards) and Curt Smith (vocals, bass and keyboards). With sales of over 30 million albums worldwide, their songs have resonated and resounded throughout popular culture since 1981, yet they’re even more apropos than ever in the 21st century. Everyone from Kanye West and The Weekend to Drake and David Guetta has sampled a song from Tears For Fears. You can hear their timeless anthems piping through The Wire, Donnie Darko, Straight Outta Compton, Mr. Robot and more.

Those songs comprise their first career-spanning Greatest Hits album; the aptly titled Rule the World; a bevy of enduring classics together such as Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Shout, Mad World, Woman In Chains, Pale Shelter, and more. For the set, they also teamed up to create their first new original compositions together since 2004: I Love You But I’m Lost and Stay. Powered by shimmering upbeat keys and expansive production, the former shuffles into a hauntingly hypnotic admission on the refrain, I Love You But I’m Lost. Meanwhile, hushed acoustic guitar entwines with a gorgeous vocalization on Stay – as icy electronics reverberate.

In many ways, Rule The World brings things full circle for the group. Following their emergence, they released a string of classic albums, namely the gold-certified debut The Hurting quintuple-platinum BRIT Award-winning Songs from the Big Chair and Seeds of Love. The latter would be Roland and Curt’s last collaboration together until Everybody Loves A Happy Ending in 2004.

A three-year tour kicked off in 2010 as they touched down in North America, Japan, South Korea, Manila, and South America. 2013 saw them return with their first recorded music in a decade: a cover of Arcade Fire’s Ready to Start. Most recently, they co-headlined a sold-out arena run in North America with Hall & Oates and delivered standout sets at “British Summer Time” in Hyde Park and Rock In Rio.

As their songs continue to soundtrack tomorrow’s generation, Tears For Fears forever represent the sound of the future. Everybody still wants to rule the world.

Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of LHG Live said “Tears for Fears have amassed fans across the globe and across the decades and continue to enthral through their unequivocal catalogue of hits. We are absolutely delighted to be working with them this summer and to be bringing yet another fantastic concert to Canterbury. The Spitfire Ground is a beautiful venue and we look forward to an incredible evening there.”

Tickets for Tears for Fears with very special guests ABC at The Spitfire Ground on Sunday 23 June 2019 are now on sale.

ABC has enjoyed a glittering career to date; resoundingly one of several groups who came along and kick-started the Eighties with their own brand of pop for a ‘new decade’. Led by singer Martin Fry, the band hailing from Sheffield fused the world of disco funk with their own unique new romantic post punk vision. On its release in May 1982, their debut album The Lexicon of Love crashed straight into the UK album charts at Number One, showcasing the hits songs Tears Are Not Enough, Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love and All Of My Heart. A ground-breaking collection of modern love songs.

Voted by many as the best British album of the decade, it remains a classic to this day. Countless albums have followed, including Beauty Stab – with its much rawer, hard-edged sound, the unashamedly electronic How To Be A Zillionaire, Alphabet City, Up, the soul pop extravaganza that was Abracadabra, Skyscraping and Lexicon Of Live – with its live renditions of their debut album The Lexicon Of Love. In 2016 ABC released The Lexicon Of Love II; their top five hit album and ‘Record of the Week’ on BBC Radio 2, containing the hit singles Viva Love and Flames Of Desire.

Each album making it clear that ABC are constantly evolving with a plethora of musical influences, and yet remaining true to their roots, much to the delight of their fans.

Max Restaino will perform as special guest at Tears for Fears’ Kent concert this summer. The young pop star has been making waves across the UK and will now join legendary pop band ABC as support for Tears For Fears on Sunday 23 June at The Spitfire Ground in what promises to be THE event of the summer!

Young pop star Max Restaino hails from Sheffield and has amassed a wealth of experience working with some of the biggest names in music and show business from Gary Barlow to Peter Kay. Max has toured all over the UK building up a steady fan base and appeared as special guest for Rebecca Ferguson on her 20-date Superwoman UK Tour in 2016, followed up in 2017 as support  for STEPS on their 22-date sold out UK arena tour.

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