The 1975 play their biggest headline concert to date this December at London’s The O2 arena.
The 1975 at The O2
Updated: 7 June 2016
Matt Healy, George Daniel, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald have confirmed their biggest headline gig to date that will take place this December.
The group, who released I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It earlier this year, will play the iconic O2 arena in London on Friday 16 December.
The 1975’s massive concert follows their spring tour, which saw the band play for numerous nights in the likes of Manchester and Glasgow.
The group – behind the hits Chocolate, Sex and Girls – have sold-out gigs across the UK with their catchy pop-indie hits. The 1975 tickets will give fans a chance to hear their brand new album live as well as much-loved fans favourites. Get your tickets below to see the boys.
About The 1975
The indie rockers formed initially in 2004 when they were in their teens. 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 their 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 in the UK. The following months saw the band tour in anticipation 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 No.1 in the UK. The collection 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 calling it indie rock 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 that 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 entered the top 40 in the US 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 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 Manchester Apollo. Fans proved the band’s popularity with the phenomenal demand for The 1975 tickets.