Tears for Fears' Curt Smith Announces Evening of Music and Sarcasm
"My last L.A. residency was in early 2009, and I've wanted to do another ever since," says Smith. "2010 was an incredibly busy year between Tears tours and solo recording, but I was determined to play a residency in 2011. The timing is right this Spring, and the Whitefire is a wonderful venue for me. It's a proper theatre, yet intimate enough for me to really interact with the audience, which I enjoy. I have, after all, dubbed these shows 'An Evening of Music and Sarcasm.'"
Smith will perform two sets each show. He'll draw his set lists from his solo albums Halfway, pleased, and Mayfield; his recent "social media project" collaborations; Tears For Fears favorites; and covers of songs he admires.
Joining Smith on stage will be Charlton Pettus on guitar, Doug Petty on keyboards and Jamie Wollam on percussion. All are members of the Tears For Fears touring band.