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Tears For Fears cancel remaining tour dates with Hall And Oates after “family emergency”

Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears For Fears perform on July 23 in Sacramento (Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

One of this summer’s many nostalgia tours involved Tears For Fears opening up for Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates. In the show some of us saw when the tour hit Chicago, TFF, frankly, wiped the floor with the famous blue-eyed soul duo, as Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal were obviously exuberant to be playing in front of a large, aging stadium crowd, delighting with a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.” As their set neared its end, Smith joked, “You know what song we’re going to play,” and capped it all off with a rousing version of “Shout.” Hall And Oates sounded like a cruise ship outfit in comparison, but maybe the veteran band was just having an off night.

Sadly, this inspired collaboration is now coming to an end temporarily, as Pitchfork reports that Tears For Fears announced on Instagram today that the band is postponing the remaining dates on the tour due to a family emergency. The band will reschedule the dates, which all occur in California. From what we saw in Chicago, the makeup show will be well worth it.


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