The 1975

Biography

Hailing from Manchester, U.K., The 1975 managed to combine the dark and youthful themes of sex, love, and fear with ethereal alt-rock music. The four-piece met at school in 2002, although lead singer and guitarist Matt Healy was born in London and drummer George Daniel was born across the North Sea in Brussels. The rest of the lineup comprised Adam Hann on guitar and bassist Ross MacDonald. The first incarnation of the band began by covering punk songs at gigs arranged for underage youths — which would quickly descend into chaos. Influenced by a range of styles, from Michael Jackson, Motown, and the Rolling Stones to the soundscapes of Brian Eno, Boards of Canada, and Sigur Rós, they soon began to apply their pop-influenced hooks and guitar melodies to the lush ambient backdrops they created.
In 2012, they released their first EP, Facedown, on U.K. indie label Dirty Hit, and soon after supported Little Comets on their nationwide tour. The lead track from the debut EP, "The City," was played on Huw Stephens' BBC Radio 1 show, and the quartet's energetic live performances endeared them to crowds, while their music began to sweep across music blogs. Toward the end of 2012 they released a second EP, entitled Sex, and the title track was played by influential BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe. The following year, a third EP appeared, titled Music for Cars, spawning the U.K. Top 20 single "Chocolate." Their popularity continued to rise and they went on to play shows across the U.K., and were also invited to play at industry showcase SXSW in conjunction with a U.S. tour.
Their self-titled debut — recorded with producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Foals) — was released in 2013. A number one album in the U.K., The 1975 also earned the band attention in the States, where it reached number 28 on the Billboard 200. In 2016, The 1975 returned with their sophomore full-length album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. Featuring the singles "Love Me" and "The Sound," it found the band moving toward a more '80s adult contemporary pop and R&B-influenced sound. The album debuted at number one in the U.K. and U.S.

Birth Date: 2002

Origin: Manchester, England

Genre: Alternative 

Years Active: '00s, '10s

    Concerts

    15

    Allen Event Center

    Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Allen, TX

    Artists: The 1975


    21

    Abraham Chavez Theatre

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, April 21, 2017

    El Paso, TX

    Artists: The 1975


    23

    Tucson Music Hall

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Tucson, AZ

    Artists: The 1975


    25

    Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    San Diego, CA

    Artists: The 1975


    27

    Greek Theatre

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Los Angeles, CA

    Artists: The 1975


    28

    Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, April 28, 2017

    San Francisco, CA

    Artists: The 1975


    30

    WaMu Theater

    Sunday, April 30, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, April 30, 2017

    Seattle, WA

    Artists: The 1975


    1

    PNE Forum

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Monday, May 1, 2017

    Vancouver, BC

    Artists: The 1975


    3

    CenturyLink Arena

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Boise, ID

    Artists: The 1975


    6

    Fillmore Auditorium (Denver)

    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Denver, CO

    Artists: The 1975


    7

    Fillmore Auditorium (Denver)

    Sunday, May 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, May 7, 2017

    Denver, CO

    Artists: The 1975


    9

    Starlight Theatre

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Start: Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Artists: The 1975


    11

    STAGE AE

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Artists: The 1975


    12

    Sands Bethlehem Event Center

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, May 12, 2017

    Bethlehem, PA

    Artists: The 1975


    13

    BB&T Pavilion (Formerly Susquehanna)

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Camden, NJ

    Artists: Kings of Leon, Bastille, Empire of the Sun, The 1975, Fitz & The Tantrums and Rag'n'Bone Man


    17

    Roy Wilkins Auditorium at St. Paul RiverCentre

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    St Paul, MN

    Artists: The 1975


    19

    Pinewood Bowl Theater

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, May 19, 2017

    Lincoln, NE

    Artists: The 1975


    20

    Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 10, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Tinley Park, IL

    Artists: The 1975, Jimmy Eat World, Bleachers, Highly Suspect, Sum 41, K.Flay and Warpaint


    22

    The Fillmore Detroit

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Monday, May 22, 2017

    Detroit, MI

    Artists: The 1975


    23

    Marina Jeep Arena at The Main Street Armory

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Start: Monday, January 23, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Rochester, NY

    Artists: The 1975


    25

    Canadian Tire Centre

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Kanata, ON

    Artists: The 1975


    1

    Madison Square Garden

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Start: Saturday, January 14, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, June 1, 2017

    New York, NY

    Artists: The 1975


    2

    Sawyer Point/Yeatmen's Cove

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    Start: Friday, October 14, 2016

    Ends: Friday, June 2, 2017

    Cincinnati, OH

    Artists: Muse, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, The 1975, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins and AFI


    3

    EXPRESS LIVE!

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Columbus, OH

    Artists: The 1975


    31

    QPWZL - Test Facility

    Sunday, December 31, 2017

    Start: Saturday, March 1, 2014

    Ends: Sunday, December 31, 2017

    Denver, CO

    Artists: The 1975


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