Photo: Justine Ungaro.
Curt Smith (of Tears for Fears) is playing is first solo residency in two years
at the Whitefire Theater in Sherman Oaks, CA, beginning next Thursday. Vocalist on the original hit single Mad World
-- a song recently remixed here at BB as a backdrop to a collection of game deaths
-- Curt & co. liked our video so much they want more!
This is where you step in: if you create a video, animation or slideshow that would look good behind a classic Tears for Fears track on which Curt sings lead (such as Everybody Wants To Rule The World
and Pale Shelter
), or a favorite such as Fake Plastic Trees
, it might get featured in one of the dates (April 14, 21 and 28; May 18 and 25; and June 1), as part of a set list centered around Curt's own solo material. We'll feature anything that's selected and there will be FABULOUS PRIZES from the Boing Boing Dungeon of Stolen Review Loaners
All that's needed are imagery (abstract is fine) with no audio; it should be appropriate for all ages; and please avoid anything using other people's IP excessively or exclusively.
Post entries to YouTube or Vimeo or wherever in HD, if possible, and add the link to the comments below and I'll embed submissions in the post. Remember, the first show is only a week away.
While this isn't a Tears for Fears concert (i.e. there's no Roland) Curt will be backed by Charlton Pettus, Doug Petty and Jamie Wollam, all members of the Tears For Fears touring band. Set lists may change from show to show, but will be drawn primarily from Curt's solo material, all of which can be streamed: Halfway, pleased
(album), and Social Media Project
The theatre is intimate (with just 84 seats), and you can get more info/tickets here
. Don't miss Curt's homepage, curtsmithofficial.com
What her name is, however, he can not tell you.
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