Tears For Fears to play Wheatland’s Toyota Amphitheatre July 29

By Eddie Jorgensen

After an amazing 42-year run, Tears For Fears is still looking pretty fearless. Members Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith are on a 22-city tour dubbed ‘The Tipping Point Tour Part II,” which is meant to celebrate the band’s 2022 album under the same title.

Starting in Atlantic City, the exhaustive run will close-out in August at the celebrated Hollywood Bowl. The band’s Sacramento-area show will be one of the last stops on it.

While most fans know Tears For Fears for mega-hits like “Head Over Heels,” “Shout,” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” their most-loyal fanbase will be happy to know that deeper cuts like “Badman’s Song” and “Woman In Chains” have found their way onto the 18-song set-list. Additionally, many tracks from the new ‘Tipping Point’ record will be showcased in Sacramento for the first time.

Orzabal and Smith are originally friends from Bath, England, and formed their iconic band in 1981. They’ve since displayed an amazing sense of camaraderie on stage, one that’s further complimented by their current touring band. It remains an ensemble that’s rarely accused of phoning it in. The upcoming Tears for Fears show, which is all-ages, will include opening support from Cold War Kids.

Tickets start at $29.50 and top out at $169.50 and can be purchased at livenation.com. Platinum ticket options are available for an additional fee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Toyota Amphitheare is located at 2677 Forty Mile Road in Wheatland.

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