Tears For Fears have announced a special gig as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.
Synth-pop pioneers Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith formed Tears For Fears in 1981 and with breakthrough single ‘Mad World’ and further top 10 hits, ‘Change’ and ‘Pale Shelter’ ensured No 1 status for their debut album ‘The Hurting’. Moving into rock and pop mainstream, follow-up album ‘Songs From The Big Chair’ propelled the band to international recognition. Powered by the world-wide monster hit ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ and the anthemic ‘Shout’ the album remained in the charts for 81 weeks. At the forefront of the mid-80s British music invasion of the US, success continued both sides of the Atlantic with the platinum selling album, ‘The Seeds of Love’. Tears For Fears Forest Live set will include performances of their classic hits.
Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer by Forestry Commission England in seven beautiful forests. Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last eighteen years. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and drink, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.
Tears For Fears + guests
Friday 21 June: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Tickets £49.50 (plus £5.45 booking fee) go on sale 9am Friday 30 November from Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: www.forestryengland.uk/music
Note to Editors:
1. The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment.
2. The nations’ forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission. http://www.forestryengland.uk
3. Twenty-four million people currently visit the nation’s forests every year, with 99.6% of England’s population living within 1 hour’s drive of a Forestry Commission wood or forest.
4. Forest Live is an independent programme organised by Forestry Commission England to bring forests to new audiences. Money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.
Telephone: 01223 812533