THE 1975 ARE TOURING AUSTRALIA IN JANUARY AND TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION TO FREAK THE HELL OUT NOW!!!!!!
Ok, so now that we’ve got that out of our system I can say yes it’s 100% true British group The 1975 will be returning to Australia in January. The group which sent all of us fans into a state of cardiac arrest earlier in the year when they mysteriously disappeared from all social media and our worst fears that the group had called it quits seemed like a reality will be hitting our shores again.
Remember back to Sydney January this year when Matty stood on stage arms open on top of one of the speakers and said they’d be back within the next year… well it seems he didn’t lie. There’s a fresh new look with the updated new white and pink logo replacing the monochrome black and white of the first album, and I’m sure they wouldn’t be going on tour just to play old tracks. Something tells me they’ll be some new tracks in there.
Penning an open letter earlier in the year Matty wrote;
“I/ we/The 1975 are currently in production of our second full length record. It’s creation signifies he end of the most inspiring challenging time that we’ve ever shared as friends and as artists. We simply couldn’t have imagined connecting with as many people as we have since the release of our debut in 2013. We have toured the world playing over 25,000 shows in 400 different countries (that is a slight exaggeration but it was a lot) and we have had the privilege of encountering the countless faces that make up our incredibly loyal and ebullient peculiar fanbase.
It is that loyalty that inspired me to write this letter, scrappy as it may be. This is the beginning of a new chapter for The 1975. Our new record signifies the start of a new world for us, more colourful world a less colourful world. We want to play shows we want a real shared experience, we want to play HUGE shows that we never thought were possible, we want to play sets at festivals that people talk about for ages cos it was fun and it was music and the weather was perfect and we want to be honest, otherwise what’s the fucking point?
The best way to start is the way we did before – in venues we have loved and placed that feel intimate enough to do a proper new show, with people who really want to be there, or need to be there in some extreme cases.
We have decided to start touring again this year, due to the size of the venues that we feel are appropriate for this particular tour and taking into consideration the humbling dedication that I have felt from a lot of our fans I predict that only the most dedicated fans will get tickets. This can only be remedied by our reciprocated dedication to playing more and more shows.
I’ll see you soon with more music and drama and you’ve knows the title all along.”
Love Matty & The 1975
God help us all my heart is exploding with anticipation. I suppose you all want some dates though right? Well tickets go on sale 9am July 17th which is not that far away and you can find all the dates, ticketing info below as well as my favourite The 1975 video/song Heart Out.
Australian Tour 2016
Tickets on sale 9am Friday July 17th Local venue time http://the1975.com/live
Sunday 17th January | The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Tuesday 19th January | Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
Wednesday 20th January | Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 21st January | Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA
Saturday 23rd January | HBF Stadium, Perth WA