The English pop rock band Tears for Fears will perform on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, starting with 9.30 pm, at the Lucca Summer Festival 2019, in Piazza Napoleone, in Lucca, as part of their Rule the World tour.
Tears for Fears was formed in Bath, England, in 1981, by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. To date, Tears for Fears sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
The band released its first album, The Hurting, in 1983, and the second album, Song from the Big Chair, in 1985. After the release of their third album, The Seeds of Love, in 1991, the band broke up. In 2000, the band reunited and, in 2004, it released a new album, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending. Since 2013, the band is working on a new album.
On 10 November 2017, the band released a new 16-track compilation album entitled Rule The World – The Greatest Hits. The compilation includes 14 Top 40 hits from all six previous Tears For Fears albums, along with two new tracks.
Lucca Summer Festival is a music festival held every year in Lucca since 1998, during the month of July. The concerts are usually held within the historic walls of Lucca, in Piazza Napoleone, or outside the historical center of the city, at the Porta Elisa stadium, in Lucca, or at the Pini stadium, in Viareggio.
The 2019 edition of the Lucca Summer Festival will start on June 28, with the concert of the British group Take That, followed by the performances of Toto, on July 5, Elton John, on July 7, Mark Knopfler, on July 13, Scorpions, on July 27, and Sting, on July 29.