Despite receiving a rapturous reception on tour last year from Fortaleza to Porto Alegre, Tears for Fears returns to Brazil with just one destination in mind – São Paulo's Espaço das Américas concert hall. The rest of Brazil's loss is our gain, though. Lead singer Roland Orzabal may now be in his fifties but he ought to be fresh as a button for a trawl through the hits that made the band one of the biggest-selling outfits of the decade that taste may have forgotten, but that churned out stadium-filling bands by the dozen.
If their 1983 debut album The Hurting established their name in the UK as an integral part of the new wave movement, it was the follow up album Songs From The Big Chair that earned them fans on the other side of the pond, too. With the mega-singles 'Shout' and 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' radio regulars and their place in the annals of pop history secured, the sporadic, occasionally self-indulgent nature of the rest of their output is a mere footnote.