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Tears For Fears want to rule a little bit of the world on May 6
Everybody now: 'Shout, shout, let it all out.' The 1980s hitmakers Roland Orzabal (left) and Curt Smith (right), otherwise known as Tears For Fears, are coming to Hong Kong courtesy of Live Nation for a May 6 show at Hitec's Star Hall. Known for glum lyrics in such songs as Mad World, Change, Everybody Wants to Rule the World and, of course, Shout, the duo's music was still always catchy and radio friendly. After an acrimonious split in the early 1990s, they reformed early this decade and this will be their first visit to Hong Kong since.
Tickets for will be HK$480 and HK$680 and go on sale from Thursday at HK Ticketing and Tom Lee outlets.
No doubt a few classic modern music fans will be excited about this concert, but they might have been even more excited about another tour TFF will be taking part in.
It seems Orzabal and Smith will be coming to the region mainly because they will be nearby in April, supporting Spandau Ballet on a tour of Australia and New Zealand.
We think such a double bill would have been a huge hit with the oldies here.