Preview: Tears for Fears at Red Butte

Tears for Fears was supposed to play Red Butte Garden in July, but they rescheduled that show for this Tuesday night creating a fitting end to a Red Butte season full of ’80s tunes.

Brit-pop pioneers, Tears for Fears rose to fame in what is called the second British invasion of popular music, with the help of MTV. Top 40 radio staples “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Shout,” and “Head Over Heels” are among the band’s biggest hits, and you know you still know all the words to them. But the group released their most critically acclaimed album in 2004, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, after a decade-long break-up and the subsequent pursuit of solo success.


Tours are rare for the duo, so this show has been one of the most anticipated of the year since its announcement. Tickets are sold-out, but it might be worth scalper prices to give summer it’s proper sendoff at Red Butte. Gates open at 6:30 and the music starts at 7:30.

Christie Marcy
Christie Marcy
Christie Marcy is a former managing editor at Salt Lake magazine. Though she writes about everything, she has a particular interest in arts and culture in Utah. In the summer months, you will find her at any given outdoor concert on any given night. In the winter, you will find her wishing for summer. Follow her on social media at @whynotboth.

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