The 1975 tour
Updated: 15 July 2014
Following the initial announcement of a four-date tour, The 1975’s tour will now include nine shows throughout September and October 2014.
The four-piece will tour the UK in autumn 2014 in support of their No.1 debut eponymous album. The tour will kick off in the band’s hometown of Manchester, where they will play a total of four shows at Manchester Apollo.
The 1975 will also head to Glasgow Barrowland to play two shows and Wolverhampton Civic Hall before ending the tour with a duo of concerts at London’s Alexandra Palace.
The dates will be The 1975’s largest headline shows in the UK and include four concerts at the Manchester Apollo. The 1975 tour will end with two huge performances at London’s Alexandra Palace on 30 September and 1 October 2014.
The 1975’s tour is in support of their self-titled album, which was released in September 2013 and includes the tracks The City, Girls and Settle Down.
About The 1975
Hailing from Manchester the indie rockers formed initially in 2004 as teenagers. After playing several local shows and playing mainly covers, The 1975 began to write their own material.
In 2012 they released their first EP, Facedown. The 1975, which includes 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 1975 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.
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, popular tracks Sex and Chocolate among others.
The 1975’s highest charting track is Chocolate, which peaked at No.19 on the Official UK Singles Chart. The single was used as the second single on their debut album but first appeared on their EP Music For Cars. The track landed the No.2 position on the UK Indie chart.
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 1975 announced their UK tour in early June 2014. The 1975 tour features the band’s biggest headline shows including dates at London’s Alexandra Palace and the Manchester Apollo. Fans proved the band’s popularity with the phenomenal The 1975 ticket demand. The 1975 extended their tour with three additional dates in Manchester. They also proved that The 1975 tickets were popular in not just their hometown but also in London with the announcement of an additional London date.
The band have a strong fan base in the UK, so much so tickets for their upcoming tour have 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’s rise to fame has seen them capture a huge social fan base. To date, the band have received 43.2million plays on Soundcloud while their videos have been viewed a whopping 34.2million times on YouTube and 23.4million on Vevo. The statistics show just why the band’s debut release shot straight to pole position on the UK charts and why they’re a band in high demand to see live.
The 1975 festival appearances 2014
This summer The 1975 will play several festivals ahead of their autumn UK tour. The 1975 played Bushmills Live, Isle of Wight Festival and Glastonbury in June while July will include performances at T in the Park and Longitude Festival. They will end their UK and Ireland festival run by playing Leeds and Reading Festival ahead of The 1975 tour.
Last year The 1975 were no stranger to the festival circuit playing T in the Park, BST 2013, Glastonbury, Kendal Calling and more. Their 2013 festival appearances helped to build their strong fan base, which has resulted in a high ticket demand to see The 1975 on tour this September. The 1975 are the latest band to be added to the MTV Crashes Plymouth event in addition to their autumn UK tour and festival appearances. The event will be held on the Hoe on 15 July 2014.
This year The 1975 performed on the iconic Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, where they opened for Dolly Parton. They proved they’re more than capable at performing in front of a large crowd with tracks such as Chocolate and Sex getting the punters on their feet. Their performance showed at glimpse of what can be expected from their upcoming The 1975 tour, which includes their biggest headline shows to date.