Monday, April 4, 2016

Go ahead and shout, '80s lovers: Tears for Fears heading to Spokane in June

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click to enlarge Go ahead and shout, '80s lovers: Tears for Fears heading to Spokane in June
Tears for Fears play Spokane June 15.

It's perhaps fitting in this tumultuous and loud election season that a band that scored a huge hit with a song promoting scream therapy is coming around on its reunion tour. 

Tears for Fears, the British duo who ruled the Reagan years (briefly) on MTV and the radio with songs like "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," "Change," "Sowing the Seeds of Love" and, yes, "Shout," are heading to Spokane for a show at the INB Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, June 15. 

The duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith first made a splash in America as part of the early '80s so-called "Second British Invasion" rung in by MTV, alongside Duran Duran, The Human League, A Flock of Seagulls and the like. Their debut album, The Hurting, went platinum, and their second, Songs from the Big Chair, went to No. 1, selling more than five million copies in the U.S. 

Orzabal and Smith split after a third platinum album, The Seeds of Love, with Orzabal continuing on with a new lineup and using the Tears for Fears name. They eventually reunited for a new album in 2004, and have toured sporadically since in support of reissues of their old albums. While they've been working on new music the past couple of years, expect a whole lot of the familiar hits at their show in Spokane. 

Tickets for Tears for Fears are $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50, and go on sale Friday at 10 am through TicketsWest outlets

Here's a Tears for Fears favorite of mine: 

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...