80s synth pop legends Tears For Fears have announced a special gig at Cheshire's Delamere Forest part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith formed Tears For Fears in 1981 and with breakthrough single Mad World and further top 10 hits, Change and Pale Shelter ensured No 1 status for their debut album The Hurting. Moving into rock and pop mainstream, follow-up album Songs From The Big Chair propelled the band to international recognition. Powered by the world-wide monster hit Everybody Wants To Rule The World and the anthemic Shout the album remained in the charts for 81 weeks. At the forefront of the mid-80s British music invasion of the US, success continued both sides of the Atlantic with the platinum selling album, The Seeds of Love. Smith and Orzabal parted company in 1991 with Orzabal retaining the Tears for Fears name and releasing the albums Elemental (1993) and Raoul and the Kings of Spain (1995) before he and Smith re-formed as Tears for Fears in 2000 and released an album of new material, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, in 2004. Since 2013, the duo have been working on their seventh album

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer by Forestry Commission England in seven forests across the UK. Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last 18 years with money raised from ticket sales helping to look after the nation’s forests sustainably.

Tears For Fears play Delamere Forest, Cheshire, on Friday June 21. Tickets £49.50 (plus £5.45 booking fee) go on sale 9am Friday November 30 from Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: www.forestryengland.uk/music