Manchester natives The 1975 today announced their first ever live dates in the United States. The headlining run will kick off in Chicago, IL on March 20th at Subterranean and wind down on March 31st at the 96X Spring Fling in Norfolk, VA. The band is currently at work completing their debut album, co-produced by Mike Crossey (Artic Monkeys, Foals, The Kooks), which is due out in early summer via Vagrant Records in the US.
Over the past few months, The 1975 – comprised of Matthew Healy (vocals), Adam Hann (guitar), Ross MacDonald (bass), and George Daniel (drums) — have been rolling out a series of EPs to showcase a selection of the songs that will be be featured on their highly anticipated forthcoming album, including the much blogged about tracks “Sex”, “You”, and “Chocolate”.
The 1975 have already taken the UK by storm – a result of their amorphous drifts between brooding art rock, crisp electronica, dancefloor R&B, and 80s gloss pop – channeling a diverse range of influences including Joy Division, Alt-J, Peter Gabriel, Phoenix, and more. Late last year, their track “Sex” was declared the most viral track of the week in the UK on Spotify and was selected for “In New Music We Trust” on BBC’s Radio One.
See below for all announced live dates and stay tuned for additional dates to be announced including appearances at Austin’s SXSW festival.
The 1975 — Live Dates
March 20, 2013 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
March 22, 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – 6119
March 23, 2013 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
March 25, 2013 – Albany, NY – WEXQ-Miller Light Concert
March 26, 2013 – Boston, MA – Radio BDC
March 27, 2013 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
March 28, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
March 30, 2013 – Washington, DC – DC9
March 31, 2013 – Norfolk, VA – Jewish Mother 96X Spring Fling
The 1975 – Sex [Official Video]
“What’s too often missing from the latest gaggle of synthed-out-indie-rock up starts is swagger. Frontman Matthew Healy has it in spades.” -Esquire (“Bands To Watch in 2013”)
“It’s rock’n’roll that’s meant to be played in big spaces and fill up stadiums.” -Nylon
“The UK loves to provide us with glistening guitars and a singer aching over love gone wrong and, for now, The 1975 look like the best of the bunch. –Fader
“Equal parts ethereal and synth pop, The 1975 are undoubtedly a band on the rise, and for good reason.” –Paste