‘Shout’ it out: Tears for Fears reschedules its Meijer Gardens concert

infoboxAfter being postponed as the June 6 opener of the Meijer Gardens concert season, Tears for Fears’ sold-out show, is back on the schedule with a new Sept. 26. If you already have tickets for the original show, you already are in. If not, there is still a chance.


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announced last week that tickets purchased for the June  6 concert will be honored for the new date. Refunds of those June 6 tickets will be available at point-of-purchase until August 1 – when all tickets for the original June 6 date become non-refundable. Tickets purchased for the Sept. 26 date are all non-refundable. Ticket prices are $75 during the members-only presale, and $78 for members and $80 for the public.


Tears for Fears comes to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture in September.
Tears for Fears comes to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Sept. 26.

Meijer Gardens members may buy tickets for the rescheduled date during a members-only presale beginning at 9 a.m., Friday, June 24 through midnight, July 1. Tickets can be purchased in-person at Meijer Gardens Admission Desk during normal business hours with no handling fees, by phone at 800-585-3737 with a handling fee of $8 per order, or online at StarTickets.com with a handling fee of $8 per order.


If tickets remain available after the members-only presale, sales to the public will begin at 9 a.m., July 2, the same three ways.


Tears for Fears’ Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith previously announced they had postpone some shows due to “family” matters.


The UK band formed in 1981 and have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide to date.  They have released four albums as a group. Their platinum-selling 1983 debut “The Hurting” and 1985’s “Songs from the Big Chair” produced two massive hits, “Shout” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” Orzabal and Smith released “The Seeds of Love” in 1989, and after a break, reunited to release “Everybody Loves a Happy Ending” in 2004. They are currently working on material for a new release scheduled for 2017.


While there are plenty of goodies in their catalogue, with a fair share of audience “sing-a-longs” to their eighties hits, last year at Bonnaroo they mixed the old with the new and even reportedly preformed a great cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.”


We can hope they will do the same in September.


Schedule and more info on ticket plan is available at meijergardens.org/calendar/summer-concerts-at-meijer-gardens.


— Kady