The 1975 Announce November 2015 UK Tour | Music News
After going dark on social media for 24 hours, causing fans to twiddle their thumbs nervously or freak with confused rage (depending on which kinds of fans are in question), four-man art pop band from Manchester The 1975 have released the dates of their upcoming Autumn UK tour in November, to promote their second album which is still in the making, following the success of their self-titled debut album which was released in 2013.
Whether the brief disappearance was a self-important stunt or not, it seemed to have been a clever move to create tension amongst fans before their announcement. Following the circulation of a typewritten letter from the band’s sharp minded frontman, Matty Healy, it seems that they believe this tour is going to be bigger and better than their last, and that only their most dedicated fans will be able to get hold of tickets due to the high demand.
It also seems that they have perhaps chosen to break away from their strictly pursued black and white aesthetic, by bringing in a shade of pink and white to their new image. The indie rock band frequently mention John Hughes’ films as a large influence on their music, for the subject of their ambiguously transferrable lyrics and cinematic style often comes down to youth, sex, identity and relationships, combined with catchy melodies and resonating guitar riffs.
The 1975 have received mixed reviews in the past for the originality of elements in their sound, however, both the band members and their fans are extremely dedicated to the band’s evolution, and although we don’t know what the next album beholds, we can share in their vision that it may top the success of their last. The tour begins in Liverpool on November 9 and, as it stands, will finish on the 28th og November in their hometown. Tickets are on sale here.