Founding members Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith will reunite for the first time in 14 years for a U.S. tour that kicks off in New Orleans in October and runs through the fall. Twenty shows are confirmed with more expected.

The tour will play theaters and casinos, with stops including Austin, Atlantic City, Milwaukee, Reno, and the usual big cities.

The Everybody Loves A Happy Ending Tour comes on the heels of the September 14 release of their highly acclaimed new CD, Everybody Loves A Happy Ending.

The concerts will feature Tears For Fears performing material from both the new CD as well as chart topping hits “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” “Mad World”, “Head Over Heels”, and “Sowing The Seeds of Love.”

One of the most popular British bands to emerge in the post-new wave era, Tears for Fears had a huge international hit in 1985 with their sophomore album Songs From The Big Chair.

The follow up multiplatinum seller Seeds of Love continued the groups’ global presence as hit makers.

The duo split in the early ‘90s and re-formed to write new material in 2002. Orzabal alone recorded two albums under the Tears for Fears moniker in the 1990’s, and he and Smith have worked on various solo projects.

The long wait for fans old and new to see Tears for Fears in concert again is about to end. Most of the tour dates go on sale on or around September 25th.