80s rockers Tears for Fears are readying themselves for a comeback. March 7 they announced a new website via Twitter and Facebook saying, "30 years ago today, we released The Hurting. And after 30 years we finally have tearsforfears.com."
The British band formed in 1981 in the city of Bath around Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal. They quickly became a favorite among KROQ listeners in the Los Angeles area before they established themselves as a musical tour de force of the post-punk 1980s. They scored major hits with "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," "Shout," and "Head Over Heels."
But before all of that, "The Hurting" was the band's debut release and Los Angeles fell hard for them. Video was new and their videos were on all of the local after school video shows in the area. Their early single version of "Pale Shelter" was a local hit on KROQ. "Mad World" continued the trend. "Change" reached 75 on Billboard Hot 100.
But but by the early 90s it was over. Orzabal continued without Smith after an acrimonious split. Considering that they shared vocals and had equally powerful voices which blended well together, it wasn't quite the same. Many of their hits such as "Shout," "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and "Sowing the Seeds of Love" were in fact duets. Musical tastes changed dramatically in the early 1990s with the advent of grunge.
Their last comeback in 2004 as a duo was somewhat successful. They released an album of new material called "Everybody Loves A Happy Ending" in 2004 and have not released anything since though they toured with fellow 80s band Spandau Ballet in 2010. The new website promises, "Thanks for an amazing 30 years.This year is going to be a big one. Get Ready! - Curt and Roland." Fans expect the best.
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