Tears For Fears released ‘Mad World’ back in 1982. It charted pretty much everywhere – except the US. Nonetheless, over the years, it’s developed a life of its own, and nearly 40 years later it’s an acknowledged classic, with a new found relevance, which Mea Fisher, and her band Me And My Nightmare, have taken on board with their 2021 update.
When I started sixth form in secondary school, we were taken away on a camp, to focus and unite us. We had to split into small groups and work on projects that we’d been allocated. I can’t remember anything further, apart from that one group used the Tears For Fears song, ‘Shout’, and it resonated with everyone so much so that it became the theme of the rest of our camp, and we sang it all the way back to school (until we were told to be quiet as the upper sixth form were doing exams).
We’ve had a good working relationship with Peppermint Heaven for several years now, and they even did an Essential Weekly Playlist for us back in 2016. The duo comprising Juno and Spark, based in Los Angeles, are strongly influenced by the likes of Tears For Fears, Pet Shop Boys, Simple Minds, New Order, Howard Jones, Psychedelic Furs…..among others – so it’s no surpise to see a few of those names turn up in their Essential Weekly Playlist.
After a triumphant concert on Radio 2 last night and with a sold-out show at The Royal Albert Hall, Tears For Fears announce plans for their first UK and Ireland Tour since 2005 with 8 dates in 2018, including an O2 Arena show Thursday 10th May.
These shows will be the first leg of the ‘Rule The World Tour 2018’ with tickets on sale 9am November 3rd from their official website.