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Review / photos: Tears For Fears at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

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We get more than our share of '80s concerts that pass through Tampa Bay, especially at events like Ribfest or venues like the Largo Cultural Center or Ruth Eckerd Hall.

But Tears For Fears are different. Tears For Fears are special, Sean Daly writes in his review of the duo's concert Wednesday at Ruth Eckerd:

Maybe you don't agree with me, but the 1,955 fans at a nearly sold-out Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday certainly did. TFF drew a big, passionate crowd to the venue, robust testament to the group's enduring hook-based songs that honor substance over Spandexed artifice.

Confident in a catalog that runs deeper than most remember (or at least deeper than your old cassette of 1985 album Songs From the Big Chair), Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, backed by a four-piece crew, opened with a chilling choral version of Mad World. They then segued into that tickly opening line of Everybody Wants to Rule the World, the entire venue lifting to its rapturous feet.

Click here for Sean's full review. And after the jump, get more of Lara Cerri's photos of Tears For Fears at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.

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