The 1975 return in March 2016 with their brand new album and a UK and Ireland tour, which includes shows in the likes of Manchester and London.
The 1975 UK and Ireland tour
Updated: 2 January 2016
Matt Healy, George Daniel, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald hit the road in March 2016 in support of their brand new album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.
The group – behind the hits Chocolate, Sex and Girls – will start their 2016 tour with five dates at London’s O2 Academy Brixton from 4 to 9 March.
Heading to their hometown of Manchester, the band will play four homecoming concerts at Manchester Apollo on 12, 13, 14 and 15 March. The tour then heads to Glasgow’s O2 Academy for gigs on 17, 18, 19 and 20 March.
Reaching the end of the tour, The 1975 will play Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on 22 March and Dublin’s 3Arena on 24 March, which is the final tour date. Their 2016 concerts follow the group’s nationwide tour of the UK during November 2015.
The band have sold-out gigs across the UK with their catchy pop-indie hits. Now, The 1975 tickets will give fans a chance to hear their brand new album live. Get your tickets below to see the boys.
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.