British synth pop group Tears for Fears heads to Luxembourg for an open-air concert at Neumünster Abbey.
It’s one not to be missed, given that the group has over three decades to their career.
The group started in 1981 in Bath (UK) after core members, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, met as teenagers. The band’s first album, “The Hurting”, was a hit in England, but it was their 1985 album, “Songs from the Big Chair”, which included songs like “Shout”, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (their highest-charting song in their native country) and “Head over Heels”, which became a massive hit across the Atlantic and helped seal their international fame.
This was followed by “The Seeds of Love”, written mainly by Orzabal and keyboardist Nicky Holland. While retaining the core sound of the group, additional blues and jazz influences made it onto the album--including Oleta Adam’s haunting voice on the “Woman in Chains” single.
Despite a brief breakup of the core members, the group reunited in 2000. In 2010, they joined Spandau Ballet on a whirlwind tour across Asia/Pacific and the United States. More recently, in 2017, the BBC Radio Theatre in London hosted the band for over an hour in their Radio 2 in Cnocert series, broadcast on TV and radio.
In addition to the summer gig in the heart of Luxembourg’s Grund, the band is scheduled to perform across the UK and Europe at a variety of summer festivals, including the Hampton Court Palace Festival on 18-19 June.