Tour Dates — April 16, 2012 at 7:45 am

Tears For Fears to warm up for Asian tour with California, Las Vegas concerts

Tears For Fears will embark on a late-summer tour of the Far East — hitting Japan, the Philippines and South Korea — but not before playing a small string of warm-up shows in Las Vegas, the San Francisco Bay Area, Costa Mesa, Calif., and possibly San Diego, the band’s Curt Smith reveals on a recent music-industry podcast.

Appearing on the Music Biz Weekly Podcast last week, Smith says that he and Roland Orzabal are planning a three-and-a-half-week summer tour: “I guess when we get back together we’ll probably talk about whether we’re going to record anymore, but for now, we’re just doing a few West Coast dates to warm up and then we’re off to the Phillipines and Japan and South Korea.”

None of the concerts have been announced yet, but Smith says they’re looking at an Aug. 1 show at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif., plus a Las Vegas date that’s “about to be confirmed.” He said the band will play the Bay Area, and are trying to secure a venue in San Francisco, but could end up playing in San Jose. He adds: “We may do San Diego, but I think it’s only going to be three or four shows before we head off.”

While the TFF dates have yet to be formally announced, Smith does have a solo show set for May 4 at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Calif.

Check out Smith on the Music Biz Weekly Podcast here.

UPDATE 4/27/12: The Los Angeles-area date is now confirmed and on sale.


Tears of Fears tour dates:

Aug. 1: Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA






  1. Paul Metzger

    Wow, they never get any concerts in CA and Las Vegas. *eye roll*

  2. Paul Metzger

    Wow, they never get any concerts in CA and Las Vegas. *eye roll*

  3. @ Paul, yeah it seems that bands from this genre keep playing California over and over again and again…Howard Jones is playing 4 dates in California out of an 11 date tour. Ridiculous.

    It’s great for the people in Cali, but for the rest of the states (except for NY and Chicago) it sucks!

  4. If it makes you feel any better, all of the Howard Jones dates in California are during San Diego Comic Con… (so I will miss all of them)

    At least you guys on the east coast get the Cranberries! We miss out on things here on the west coast as well…


  5. James Fogel

    TFF and Orzabal’s writing in particular are all too often underrated.

  6. You guys forget that Curt Smith lives in the Hollywood Hills section of LA which means he gets to be close to his family before he heads off to asia. :)

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