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Digital Subscriptions > Classic Pop > Aug 2019 > TEARS FOR FEARS HAMPTON COURT PALACE

TEARS FOR FEARS HAMPTON COURT PALACE

ONE OF BRITAIN’S SWANKIEST CONCERT VENUES GETS EVEN CLASSIER WITH CURT ‘N’ ROLAND

★★★★

19 JUNE

Strolling on stage with the minimum of fuss, Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal plainly mean business. Later on, when Curt discusses how he realises how obsessed Britain is with rain now that he lives in LA, he cuts himself short. “You want us to shut the fuck up and play,” he announces, before tearing into a hyperactive Change. That’s not to say there’s no room for mischief. Students of the duo’s sometimes tense body language can delight in how Curt and Roland face off in Badmans Song to trade guitar licks in an extended jazzy workout.

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This month, we have a world exclusive with Adam Ant as he prepares for a full-album tour of his experimental solo debut Friend Or Foe. It’s a must-read interview packed full of surprises. The pop mavericks keep on coming elsewhere, too – our classic album is The KLF’s seminal LP, The White Room, and we catch up with the inimitable Wendy James as she unveils new double album Queen High Straight. We meet the people behind Pet Shop Boys’ dazzling new stage show Musik, a return to the world of Billie Trix; playwright Jonathan Harvey and star Frances Barber fill us in on what to expect. Peter Hook tells us the story behind Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures – 40 years on, the band’s debut is still a work of staggering genius. In our album-by-album feature, we take an in-depth look at the recording career of Eurythmics and we meet Will Young to find out how he’s beaten his anxiety issues to create new studio album, Lexicon. Legendary producer Stephen Street talks us through his life in vinyl and we take a peek inside a new book on Soft Cell to uncover unseen photos of the synth-pop duo. Our packed new album reviews section includes Gary Daly, Shura, Friendly Fires, Mabel and more. On the reissues front, we serve up a selection including The Lightning Seeds, Belinda Carlisle, Big Country and Bonnie Tyler. In our live reviews section, we round up our Glastonbury Festival best bits plus check out gigs by Spice Girls, Elton John, Tears For Fears, Pink and more.