The 1975 head out on a nationwide tour of the UK this November, including gigs in London and their hometown of Manchester.
The 1975 UK tour
Updated: 3 June 2015
The 1975 have confirmed a UK tour for November amid worries that the band were going to split up after a social media blackout.
The group will hit the road this autumn in support of their second studio album. The group’s tour was announced after The 1975 appeared to have removed their self from social media, which left fans to wonder if the band had split.
The boys returned online with a brand new look (their debut album cover had been revamped from black and white to pink), the confirmation of nationwide tour and details of their second album.
The four-piece fronted by Matt Healy will start their 2015 live dates in Liverpool on 9 November. The tour will come to a momentous end with a hometown gig in Manchester on 28 November.
The group’s 2015 shows will see the band perform Leicester, Sheffield, Doncaster, Nottingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Bridlington, Cambridge, Plymouth, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, London and Manchester. Find 1975 tickets below for 2015 tour dates.
About The 1975
Hailing from Manchester the indie rockers formed initially in 2004 as teenagers. After playing several local shows where they blasted through covers, The 1975 began to write their own material.
In 2012 they released their first EP: Facedown. The band – which comprises singer Matthew Healy, guitarist Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald on bass and drummer George Daniel – received their first radio play that same year with The City; the lead track from Facedown.
They followed-up this early success with the Sex EP in November 2012. The four-piece went on to tour the UK and Ireland before releasing Music For Cars in 2013, which included the track Chocolate.
Chocolate became their biggest commercial success landing them a Top 20 hit on the Official UK Singles Charts. The following months saw the band tour in anticipation for the release of their debut album. This included supporting Muse and The Rolling Stones, as well as performing at Reading and Leeds Festival 2013.
The 1975: Debut album
Their self-titled debut album was released in September 2014 through Dirty Hit and Ploydor. The 1975 worked with Mike Crossey who previously collaborated with Arctic Monkeys. The album was a huge success becoming a No.1 on the Official UK Albums Charts. The album included their earlier and popular tracks Sex and Chocolate, amongst others.
The 1975’s music has been described in several ways with critics offering “ethereal and synth pop”, others stating it as indie pop and the general consensus of the four-piece’s sound to be alternative rock. The group are said to be influenced by a range of bands including My Bloody Valentine, Prince and Talking Heads.
The band have a strong fan base in the UK, so much so tickets for their 2014 tour sold out, but their fan base also extends internationally. Not only have the band played at the iconic Coachella festival in America, their debut album landed in the Top 40 on the US Chart and became a Top 10 hit on the US Rock chart.
The 1975: 2014 tour and festival appearances
2014 saw The 1975 play some of the biggest UK festivals ahead of their autumn UK tour. The 1975 performed at Glastonbury, T in the Park and Reading Festival, amongst others. Their Glastonbury gig saw the band take to the iconic Pyramid Stage, where they opened for Dolly Parton. They proved more than capable at performing in front of a large crowd with tracks such as Chocolate and Sex getting the punters on their feet.
The group’s 2014 tour featured the band’s biggest headline shows to date, including gigs at London’s Alexandra Palace and the Manchester Apollo. Fans proved the band’s popularity with the phenomenal demand for The 1975 tickets.