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Tears For Fears at the Royal Albert Hall, London - live review

Live Review

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London

80s prog-poppers return for a spellbinding show

Tears For Fears are clearly enjoying their first British headline concert for 12 years, and their first at the Albert Hall since the era of Live Aid. It’s visible in the grins Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith exchange when the crowd roar over the intro of another prog pop classic, or the way whenever one isn’t singing – they both retain astonishingly strong voices – they groove contentedly when the other’s at the front of the stage, happy to take turns. It’s also in the sly look they give each other when they tweak the ‘come on’ refrain in Shout with a new harmony and it works perfectly.

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