The 1975 announces massive North American spring tour

Fresh off announcing that their biggest show to date at Madison Square Gardens was sold out, the 1975 has unveiled they will hit the North American road for a spring tour before that major gig. On Monday (Jan. 23), the British band unveiled a lengthy spring tour that will find them performing at big arenas around the continent (Mexico, the United States, and Canada). The tour will kick off on April 9 at the Pepsi Center in Mexico City , Mexico and will wrap up almost two months later on June 4 at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Currently, the band is offering fans the chance to register so they can gain access to pre-sale tickets. The pre-sale registry is currently open and will end on Tuesday (Jan. 24) at 1 p.m. with pre-sales beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. If you miss out on getting pre-sale tickets, then there will be no need to worry because general ticket sales will begin this Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m.

The massive spring tour is in support of the group’s second studio album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it which was released last February. Late last week, the group released the live music video for their latest single, “Loving Someone” which was recorded last December during their show at The O2 Arena in London. The “Loving Someone” music video can be seen above while the complete list of spring tour stops can be seen below.

THE 1975 NORTH AMERICAN SPRING TOUR DATES:

April 09 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Pepsi Center
April 11 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Patio 2 Auditorio Telmex
April 12 – Monterey, Mexico @ Auditorio Banamex
April 15 – Allen, TX @ Allen Event Center
April 17 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live @ Moody Theater
April 18 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live @ Moody Theater
April 19 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
April 21 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
April 22 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
April 23 – Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Music Hall
April 25 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
April 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
April 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 30 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
May 01 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ PNE Forum
May 03 – Boise, ID @ CenturyLink Arena
May 05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair
May 06 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
May 09 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
May 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 12 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
May 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom
May 17 – St Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
May 19 – Lancaster, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
May 22 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
May 23 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
May 25 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Richcraft Live @ Canadian Tire Centre
May 26 – Montréal, Québec @ Plaine des Jeux (Parc Jean Drapeau)
May 26-28 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
May 28 – Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
May 30 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
May 31 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
June 01 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
June 03 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
June 02-04 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival

The 1975 frontman hits the city for ‘Somebody Else’ video

Photo by Erica Dominguez

The 1975 has returned with a brand new music video. On Thursday (July 7), the British band released the music video for their latest single, “Somebody Else.” The clip picks up at the end where their previous video, “A Change of Heart” leaves off. The clown, played by frontman Matty Healy, returns to his home which appears to be a trailer. Like the previous clip, everything is still in black-and-white. As he walks into his home, we see him shed his clown persona and dresses up as the frontman fans of the band have gotten to know. As he changes, we hear what we assume to be a studio audience clapping and cheering randomly in the background as if this guy’s life was just some comedy skit.

Once he completely changed, Healy leaves the black-and-white life for the colorful, but also dark, the city. As he goes about the city, we see him skateboarding by himself (and eating it at one point), get some pitiful looks from diner customers as he silently cries, goes to a bar and gets drunk, and eventually ends up at a strip club where he goes home with a stripper. Let’s just say, the video does quite end there and it’s a little bit of a twist to the story. Watch the music video for “Somebody Else.”

“Somebody Else” is featured on The 1975’s recently released record, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. In support of the new album, the band has been heavily touring behind it and still has months of shows left. They will wrap up their massively successful year by performing at London’s O2 Arena in December.

The 1975 Call Out the Haters in New Music Video

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After much waiting, and several previously released song, The 1975’s new album is officially here. In conjunction with the release, the band has unveiled its latest music video for “The Sound.” On Thursday (Feb. 25), hours before their sophomore record was set to hit stores, the British act released the video which finds them calling out all those naysayers.

The music video begins with the band inside of a glass box performing the new track. Soon after, a crowd of spectators come out and start watching the boxed band. Of course, it doesn’t look like the spectators have anything nice to say about them and quickly begin to throw insults like “Do people really still make music like this?,” “They’re essentially making robotic Huey Lewis tunes,” “There’s no danger in this music at all,” and our personal favorite, “Unconvincing emo lyrics.”

Even frontman Matt Healy gets some of the insults directed at him with “This band thinks it has a charismatic singer…they are mistaken.” Ouch. Check out the music video for “The Sound” below.

“The Sound” joins previously released tracks, “A Change of Heart,” “UGH!” and lead single “Love Me” on the band’s new record, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. In support of the album’s release, the band will hit the road later this spring. The North American trek is set to kick off on April 18 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and conclude over a month later on May 25 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN. The complete list of dates can be seen here.

The 1975 Have “A Change of Heart” on New Track

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With just a couple of days left until the release of their sophomore album, The 1975 have premiered another new track from the upcoming record. On Tuesday (Feb. 23), the band headed over the Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 program to debut “A Change of Heart.” Unlike their previously released songs, “A Change of Heart” finds the band getting all sorts of sad on the ballad.

In an interview that followed the song’s premiere, the group was asked about the song by Mac. They responded by telling the DJ that they couldn’t exactly remember the writing process for the song, but that they wanted it to be simple. “Just three notes and the truth…Just three notes and some serious conviction,” the British band reveal. Listen to the new song as well as the complete interview here.

The 1975’s new album, I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It is set to be released this Friday, Feb. 26 through Dirty Hit. In support of the new album, the group will be heading out on tour this spring. The North American trek is set to kick off on April 18 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. The complete list of dates can be seen here.

On Monday (Feb. 22), 9 to 5 Mac revealed that Apple’s Beats 1 will be sponsoring a concert by the band which will air live on Thursday, Feb. 25 beginning  at noon EST. The concert will reportedly take place in Los Angeles on an undisclosed rooftop and will feature the band performing songs from the record. No word yet on whether Beats 1 will exclusively stream the concert or if fans of the band can watch it elsewhere.

The 1975 Unleash the Somber “Somebody Else”

The 1975’s new album is just a couple of weeks away, but that’s not stopping the four-piece from releasing another track from the highly anticipated new album. On Monday (Feb. 15), the group premiered their latest song, “Somebody Else” on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music show. After praising frontman Matt Healy on the new track and advising listeners that it’s probably their best song yet, Lowe launched into the new, somber song. Listen to the track, as well as the interview with Healy here.

“Somebody Else” will join previously released tracks, “Love Me,” “UGH!,” and “The Sound” on The 1975’s sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. The new record is scheduled to be released on Feb. 26 through Dirty Hit/Interscope Records.

In support of the new album, the band will hit the North American road this spring. The tour will kick off on April 18 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. After being on the road for a little over a month, it will wrap up on May 25 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN. Japanese House and Wolf Alice will act as supporting acts throughout the tour. The complete list of upcoming tour stops can be seen here.

The 1975 Drop Video for “UGH!”

The 1975 are back with a brand new music video. Last week, the band premiered “UGH!,” the second single off of their impending sophomore record. Now, the band has released the official music video for the track. On Friday (Dec. 18), the United Kingdom-based band unveiled their minimalistic video for “UGH!.”

The new clip is a departure from the one that was previously released for “Love Me.” “Love Me” seemed to be more of an indulgent video with the band playing up all the indulgent, glamorous, rock star lifestyle. “UGH!” finds the band mostly playing on a black stage with cool lights lighting them up. Simple stuff. Check out the video for “UGH!” below.

“UGH!” made its official worldwide debut last week on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show. The track is now the second single off of their upcoming new record, I Like It When You Sleep, For You are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. The sophomore effort is scheduled to be released on Feb. 26, 2016.

In support of it, the band will be hitting the road in the new year. The North American leg of their tour will kick off on April 18, 2016 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. After being on the road for a little over a month, it will wrap up on May 25, 2016 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN.

The group is currently wrapping up their last couple of tour dates for 2015. The trek will wrap up on Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR. The complete list of 2016 tour dates can be seen here.

The 1975 Unveil Spring 2016 Tour Dates

With the release of their new album just a few months away, The 1975 have unveiled the tour dates for their upcoming 2016 North American tour in support of the new record. On Thursday (Dec. 3), the band announced a 20-date tour which will visit several North American cities. The tour will kick off on April 18, 2016 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and wrap up over a month later on May 25 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN.

The tour will be in support of the group’s highly anticipated sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. Check out the complete list of upcoming tour dates, which even includes a stop in our hometown of Miami on May 11, below.

THE 1975’s 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

April 18 — Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
April 23 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
April 26 — Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 27 — Vancouver, BC @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
April 28 — Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
May 2  — Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 3 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
May 4 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
May 5 — Austin, TX  @ Austin360 Amphitheater
May 7 — Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 8 — New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
May 10 — St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 11 — Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
May 17 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
May 18 — Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
May 20 — Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach
May 21 — Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
May 22 — Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
May 24 — Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
May 25 — St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It is scheduled to be released on Feb. 26 through Dirty Hit/Polydor Records. The upcoming release is the follow-up to the British act’s 2013 self-titled.

Currently, the four-piece is getting ready to embark on a short United States tour. The excursion is set to kick off this Friday (Dec. 4) at Terminal 5 in New York. The short trek will them wrap up on Dec. 19 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR. The complete list of that tour can be found here.

Watch The 1975 Go Rock Star Glamour in ‘Love Me’ Music Video

 

 

A week after dropping their long-awaited new song, “Love Me,” The 1975 is back with the music video for the track. The music video finds the band very clearly mocking the “rock and roll” ideology. We see them hanging out with girls, partying in a Jacuzzi, performing on the stage alla Motley Crue, and hanging out with a lot of celebrity friends (aka the cutouts of celebrities).

Frontman Matthew Healy had the following to say about the subject of the song:

“With ‘Love Me’ we wanted to capture the neon-hued enthralling acquisition of success and excess, the screaming momentum, the sexy daze. Everything is REDICULOUS! But, is it? The only art worth any investment is art that makes one feel personally addressed. A simple truth, or set of truths, that galvanises an awareness and passion within an individual and in doing so immerses the individual into a sense of shared experience and community founded upon that same personal connection or experience. Too many artists care what others think. We are for the ‘community’! A non-linear observation on everything that has been and what will become. A lack of understanding of the world we are living in. The post-ironic notion of the modern world. Selfie mythologizing. Creating how we consume. Fragments of culture. Not settling for what you’re given. WE’VE JUST COME TO REPRESENT A DECLINE IN THE STANDARDS OF WHAT WE ACCEPT.”

Check out the music video for “Love Me” below.

“Love Me” is the lead single off of The 1975’s upcoming new album, I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It which is set to be released some time in February 2016.

The 1975 announced back in June they would be hitting the road even though at the time they had not confirmed if it would coincide with the release of a new album. A few months later, they officially confirmed what fans had been waiting for. Check out their upcoming tour dates which include stops in their home country of the United Kingdom as well as stops in the United States.

THE 1975 UNITED KINGDOM TOUR DATES:

11/09 – Liverpool @ The University
11/10 – Leicester @ De Montfort Hall
11/11 – Sheffield @ Academy
11/12 – Doncaster @ Dome
11/14 – Nottingham @ Rock City
11/15 – Newcastle @ Academy
11/17 – Edinburgh @ Corn Exchange
11/18 – Bridlington @ Spa
11/19 – Cambridge @ Corn Exchange
11/20 – Plymouth @ Pavilion
11/21 – Southampton @ Guildhall
11/23 – Southend @ Cliff Pavilion
11/24 – London @ Hammersmith Apollo
11/26 – Brighton @ Centre
11/27 – Swindon @ Oasis
11/28 – Manchester @ Academy

THE 1975 U.S. TOUR DATES:

12/04/15- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
12/05/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
12/07/15 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
12/08/15 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theater
12/10/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12/14/15 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
12/15/15 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
12/16/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ Presents: Club Nokia
12/17/15 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
12/19/15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater