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Tears For Fears
And Garbage
Rocked 
Blossom

Tears For Fears

Tears For Fears

Roland Orzabal

Roland Orzabal

Curt Smith

Curt Smith

Tears For Fears

Tears For Fears

Garbage

Garbage

Garbage

Garbage

Shirly Manson

Shirly Manson

May 22, 202

Tears For Fears brought their The Tipping Point tour to Blossom Music Center on a rainy Saturday night.  This was just the second show on the band's four week US tour.  Because of the inclement weather, fans on the lawn were permitted to take seats in the pavilion. However, a few brave patrons stayed out on lawn to enjoy the show.

Relying heavily on their new album, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith played seven songs from The Tipping Point including the first two songs, "No Small Thing" and "The Tipping Point."  Orzabal told the audience that it has been seventeen years since they have released new music.  He then quipped, "I don't know why we've been so lazy because we are pretty good at it."  He also said that the audience could "buy the new album on vinyl or CD or you can stream it, if you don't want us to make any money."

It didn't take long for the band to break into one of their #1 smash hits, "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," which got the audience up and singing along.  

The band sounded fantastic as Orzabal and Smith traded lead vocals and harmonized all evening long.  New songs like the upbeat "Break The Man" and the ballad "Rivers Of Mercy" fit perfectly with the classic tunes like "Mad World" and "Sowing The Seeds Of Love."  The light show also accentuated each song making for a great concert experience.  

All aspects of the bands career were addressed as at least one song from every album was played except for 1995's Raoul and The Kings of Spain.

In the middle of the set, backing vocalist Carina Round got to take center stage as she sang a beautiful rendition of "Suffer The Children."

The familiar piano intro of "Head Over Heels" got everyone once again on their feet to sing and dance along with the band on another number one hit as they closed out the main set. 

Closing the show with a three song encore included "End Of Night," "Change" and the show closing "Shout" left the audience smiling as they headed back to their cars.

Nineties alternative rockers, Garbage opened the show with an inspired one hour set.  Shirley Manson and company are out supporting their 2021 release No God No Masters. 

 

Manson prowled across the stage like a caged lion belting out tunes like "Stupid Girl," "Special" and "Queer."

 

She thanked Tears For Fears for letting them join this tour.  She said it meant a lot to the band and she also thanked the audience for coming out and supporting them.

 

The very appropriate "Happy When It Rains" brought a roar of approval from the crowd.  

 

"Push It" and "You Look So Fine" which included a snippet of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" ended the show.

Live music is back at Blossom Music Center and it's going to be a great summer!

 

 

Review and photos by Greg Drugan