The 1975 has dismissed rumours of an impending break-up by announcing a UK tour which will see the group playing at Manchester Academy on 28 November.
Playing on the traditional press release announcing a band split, the Manchester formed foursome issued a tongue-in-cheek letter detailing their plans for later this year, both touring and releasing new material, just days after going dark on social media and then reactivating their accounts. The contents read:-
“Dear friends of The 1975,
I/We/The 1975 are currently in production of our second full length record. Its creation signifies the end of the most inspiring and challenging time that we’ve ever shared as friends and as artists. We simply couldn’t of 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’s 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 ebulliently peculiar fan-base. 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, a 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? So the best way to start is the way we did before – in venues we have loved and places 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, November 2015. 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 will end up with 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 known the title all along.
Matty & The 1975″
The full tour listing:
9 November – Liverpool, Guild of Students
10 November – Leicester, De Montford Hall
11 November – Sheffield, O2 Academy
12 November – Doncaster, Dome
14 November – Nottingham, Rock City
15 November – Newcastle, o2 Academy
17 November – Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
18 November – Bridlington, Spa
19 November – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
20 November – Plymouth, Pavilion
21 November – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
23 November – Southend, Cliff Pavilion
24 November – London, Eventim Apollo
26 November – Brighton, Centre
27 November – Swindon, Oasis
28 November – Manchester, Academy
Tickets for The 1975 at Manchester Academy on 28 November 2015 go on sale at 9am on Friday 5 June.
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