The 1975 has roared back onto the music scene with today’s release of A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. World tour dates, starting in 2019, have been announced as well. Having seen The 1975 three times on previous tours, the upcoming shows are something I can’t miss.
There are two types of 1975 fans: the ones who like the band, and the “THE 1975 ARE GODS NO BAND WILL EVER TOP THEM” fans.
The atmosphere at their concerts is unlike anything I have experienced before. Fans sleep on the streets days beforehand, just to secure their place in line and on the barricade. Speaking from experience, the camping ritual is one of the best aspects of the experience. All three times I have seen the band live, I’ve camped with with my sister and my best friend for multiple days — once for five days nearly 400 miles from home.
Being exposed to a new environment, with the bonus of seeing the band live are experiences I will never forget. Meeting new people and developing friendships are the direct result of camping. It’s a different kind of bond that you can’t find elsewhere.
The stage presence of The 1975 is bright and vibrant, creating an ambiance other bands struggle to match. Each member has their own personality on stage, frontman Matty Healy has signature dance moves you would be able to point out in a crowd. Their use of screens and colorful visuals make the songs come to life. If you’re in the front row or the back, you feel fully involved in the show and the crowd.
Even if you aren’t a fan of The 1975’s music, you should at least experience being in a room with a band who is so passionate about what they do, and fans just as passionate about the music. It will turn you into a fan.
Not only will The 1975 be playing music from the new record, but expect selections from an upcoming fourth album — Notes On A Conditional Form — due to be released in March of 2019.
With two new albums, over 20 shows, almost two years of waiting for another tour, and a new era, there’s plenty to look forward to this time around. And it’s clear the 1975 aren’t the little rock band from Manchester anymore.
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