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Tears for Fears coming to The 1st Central County Ground in 2022

Legendary duo Tears for Fears will be performing live at The 1st Central County Ground on Friday 22nd July 2022 as part of a tour in in support of their first new studio album in nearly two decades, The Tipping Point, which is released on Friday 25th February 2022. 

Special guest Alison Moyet will be joining the band for the show, which is part of the UK leg of The Tipping Point World Tour.

Fans who sign up to the Sussex Cricket mailing list before 11.59pm on Wednesday 17th November will be sent a link for pre-sale access to tickets for The 1st Central County Ground show from 9am on Thursday 18th November 2021.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 19th November 2021.

Hospitality packages for the show will be available soon. To register your interest, please email

Speaking about going back out on the road Curt Smith said, “We couldn’t be more excited to start playing concerts again. We’ve missed seeing our friends on the road around the world and the energy of performing live.” Roland Orzabal shared “The Tipping Point has been a long time in the making and we are looking forward to playing our favourites from the new album as well as our classics from throughout the years.”

Arriving on Friday 25th February 2022 The Tipping Point is the band’s first album since their reunion album Everybody Loves A Happy Ending in 2004. Since then, the band have toured extensively, including a sold-out UK arena tour and in 2017 released Rule The World, a best-of compilation that returned the band to upper reaches of the album charts once more. In September, the band were honoured with the Outstanding Song Collection Award at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards.

When asked 'why make The Tipping Point now?', Roland Orzabal said, “Before everything went so right with this album, everything first had to go wrong, it took years, but something happens when we put our heads together. We’ve got this balance, this push-me-pull-you thing – and it works really well.”

Curt Smith agrees: “If that balance doesn’t work on a Tears For Fears album, the whole thing just doesn’t work. To put it in simple terms, a Tears For Fears record and what people perceive to be the sound of Tears For Fears – is the stuff we can both agree on.”

The Tipping Point is available to pre-order now, including on limited edition pink vinyl.

Tears For Fears were one of the most iconic bands of the ‘80s, selling over 30 million albums worldwide with singles such as “Shout,” “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” “Mad World,” “Sowing The Seeds Of Love,” and “Woman In Chains” acknowledged as classics. The Tipping Point is the bold, beautiful and powerful sound of Tears For Fears finding themselves together, once again.



July 1st              Telford QEII Arena                        Telford, Shropshire

July 2nd             Longleat House                             Warminster, Wiltshire

July 5th              Waddesdon Manor                        Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

July 7th              Utilita Arena Newcastle                 Newcastle Upon Tyne

July 8th              Floors Castle                                 Kelso, Scotland

July 9th              Lytham Festival                             Lytham St Annes         

July 12th            The Incora County Ground           Derby, Derbyshire

July 14th            Leeds Millennium Square             Leeds, Yorkshire

July 15th            Warwick Castle                             Warwick, Warwickshire

July 16th            Scarborough Open Air Theatre     Scarborough, North Yorkshire

July 19th            Chewton Glen                               New Milton, Hampshire        

July 20th            The Spitfire Ground                      Canterbury, Kent

July 22nd           The 1st Central County Ground    Hove, Sussex

July 23rd            Cardiff Castle                                Cardiff, Wales

July 24th            Hatfield House                              Hatfield, Hertfordshire

July 26th            Powderham Castle                       Exeter, Devon


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