Pop legends ‘Tears For Fears’ headline Newmarket Racecourses this summer.
Leading the ‘Second British Invasion’ of pop music in the mid-eighties, Tears for Fears first tasted mass success with their UK No.1 debut album, ‘The Hurting’. The album featured three top 5 singles, ‘Change’, ‘Pale Shelter’ and ‘Mad World’, which became the bands first international hit. It was their second album however, 1985’s ‘Songs from the Big Chair’, that propelled the band to global stardom. Earning critical acclaim and including tracks ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ and ‘Shout’, the album remains their best selling to date, having gone three times platinum in the UK alone. Their six studio albums have sold over 30 million copies worldwide and produced some of the most recognised songs in British New Wave.
Talking about the show, Tears For Fears said: “We are very excited to be headlining at the Newmarket Racecourses in Suffolk on Friday, July 29th. The band will be playing an action packed set filled with classic hits and new songs played that we will be playing for 1st time in the UK. We cannot wait to share this amazing day with fans old and new.”
Held in the picturesque open-air setting of the July Course, Newmarket Nights offers a value for money experience unlike any other this summer. Alongside a show-stopping headlining performance by some of the worlds biggest artists, the action kicks off earlier in the day with a six race card – giving fans the chance to witness powerful equine athletes who are stars in their own right, and enjoy the thrilling drama and spectacle of them racing for glory. Whether you fancy a flutter or a dance with friends and family the event is certain to be an odds on favourite for all.
Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “We are very excited to be announcing Tears for Fears as our first music act of the 2016 season. This will be the first time Tears for Fears will have played at the Adnams July Course and I am sure they will draw in a great crowd! 2016 is going to be a very special year for Newmarket Racecourses as we celebrate 350 years of making history. Following on from a fantastic and record breaking 2015, our award winning Newmarket Nights are set to be the best yet.”
Tickets will be realeased for General Sale on Friday 18th December at 9am.