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Tears For Fears call off Chewton Glen concert

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A SECOND outdoor concert in New Milton has been cancelled after Tears For Fears vocalist Curt Smith suffered a fractured rib.

The duo, who were set to appear at Chewton Glen Hotel tomorrow (Tuesday) announced they were cancelling the remaining dates of their Tipping Point UK tour following advice from doctors.

The cancellation comes as a second blow to music fans and concert organisers after Michael Ball tested positive for Covid last week forcing the cancellation of a planned show with Alfie Boe on Wednesday evening.

Tears for Fears (57615819)
Tears for Fears (57615819)

In a statement, band wrote: “Following further examination of Curt’s rib fracture, doctors have advised that his injury requires strict rest to recover.

"As such, it is with a heavy heart that we share we must cancel the remaining shows of The Tipping Point UK Tour.”

Tears For Fears were one of the most iconic bands of the 1980s, selling more than 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.

Formed in Bath in 1981, the band – comprising Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith – stormed the international stage with what was considered a new wave sound. They were set to be supported by Alison Moyet.

However, Brit band McFly performed at the venue yesterday with support from The Hoosiers, and Michael Buble is due on stage this evening.

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