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6 Degrees Entertainment

Title - The Tipping Point [Vinyl]
Artist - Tears For Fears

For those unaware, iconic British duo Tears For Fears recently released No Small Thing, the second single off their highly anticipated first studio album in seventeen years, The Tipping Point, arriving February 25th, 2022 via Concord Records.

Written by both band members, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, the guitar strums pull you in with their folk-like tone, but slowly morph into controlled chaos, as Roland and Curt push the song’s sonics as far as they can go.

“No Small Thing feels like it could have been a song from a seventies or sixties acoustic folk album with how the track starts,” Curt explains. “The fact that we felt confident enough to go from there to the end of the song to where it’s just absolute mayhem speaks to that sense of freedom, and that’s our comfort zone musically.”

Side A:
1. No Small Thing
2. The Tipping Point
3. Long, Long, Long Time
4. Break The Man
5. My Demons

Having already released both the first single and title track, The Tipping Point, a track about capturing the grief of watching someone you love lose their long-standing battle with disease, along with the third single Break The Man, the album opens on the aforementioned harmonious low ebb roll of No Small Thing and the gently fervent, ’80s flashback ambiance of the title track The Tipping Point and continues onward with the aching Long, Long, Long Time and then comes the upbeat summer breeze of Break The Man and the foot-stomping rock rhythms of My Demons.

Side B:
1. Rivers Of Mercy
2. Please Be Happy
3. Master Plan
4. End Of Night
5. Stay

On what is a massively enjoyable, 10-track recording from this iconic British duo, and one inclusive of some terrific, and at times scintillating instrument work, they open the second side with the breathtakingly ornate Rivers Of Mercy and that is in turn backed seamlessly by the reaching balladry of Please Be Happy, then comes the joyfully euphonious Master Plan, the album rounding out on another ’80s flashback within End Of Night, coming to an all-too-soon close on the opulent Stay.

With The Tipping Point and a comprehensive tour on the horizon Orzabal and Smith remain as loud as ever, while yet another generation gets ready to “Shout” with them all over again.

In November, the band also announced THE TIPPING POINT WORLD TOUR, with support from Garbage on the U.S. leg. Kicking off in Cincinnati, OH on May 20th, 2022, these dates will see the band performing in over twenty cities across North America before capping off with their last show in Wantagh, NY on June 25th, 2022. These dates will mark the band’s first U.S. tour since 2017.

Friday, May 20, 2022 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - Blossom Music Center - Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory - Dallas, TX
Friday, May 27, 2022 - Ak-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
Sunday, May 29, 2022 - Levitt Pavilion - Denver, CO
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 - Concord Pavilion - Concord, CA
Thursday, June 02, 2022 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
Saturday, June 04, 2022 - The Forum - Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, June 05, 2022 - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre - San Diego, CA
Thursday, June 09, 2022 - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL
Friday, June 10, 2022 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater - Tampa, FL
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
Monday, June 13, 2022 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL
Friday, June 17, 2022 - Ruoff Music Center - Indianapolis, IN
Sunday, June 19, 2022 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – TD Pavilion at The Mann - Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - Leader Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA
Friday, June 24, 2022 - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY

Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point (Official Music Video)

Tears For Fears - Break The Man (Official Music Video)

Tears For Fears - No Small Thing (Official Music Video)

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