A MUCH-loved and popular pop duo is to come to North Yorkshire next summer as part of a world tour for their first new studio album in decades.

As part of Tears For Fears “The Tipping Point World Tour” the band will be touring UK destinations in July 2022.

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The band is set to play at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre on Saturday July 16 and tickets for the show are set to go live on Friday November 19 via ticketmaster.co.uk.

Speaking about their return to the road Curt Smith said the duo “couldn’t be more excited to start playing concerts again.”

He said: “We’ve missed seeing our friends on the road around the world and the energy of performing live.”

Roland Orzabal added: “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 the February 25, 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 of 2022 the band were honoured with the Outstanding Song Collection Award at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards.

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When asked why make The Tipping Point now, Roland Orzabal explained: “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 added: “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.”

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