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The 1975 announce November tour dates

By | Published on Thursday 4 June 2015

The 1975

The 1975 have announced a tour. They did something before they announced it, like deleting their social media accounts, or something. Basically people thought they might have split up. As you may be able to tell, I wasn’t really paying attention, but anyway, it turns out it was just a tour announcement, and I can’t be bothered to go back and find out what the gimmick was all about.

Either way, as the band explained in a letter posted to their Facebook page, they are going to start promoting their currently-in-production second album by playing smaller venues than they have been gigging in recently, in order to offer a more intimate experience. “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”, wrote frontman Matthew Healy. “With people who really want to be there. Or need to be there in some extreme cases”.

He continued: “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”.

It’s probably worth noting that the London date of this tour will be held at the Hammersmith Apollo, which isn’t exactly the back room of a pub. Actually, I don’t think any of the venues on this tour would have been a surprise for a 1975 show had they just announced the listings without all this fanfare. But maybe I’ve missed something. Though please don’t write in and tell me what, I really don’t care.

Here are the dates:

9 Nov: Liverpool, Guild of Students
10 Nov: Leicester, De Montfort Hall
11 Nov: Sheffield, Academy
12 Nov: Doncaster, Dome
14 Nov: Nottingham, Rock City
15 Nov: Newcastle, Academy
17 Nov: Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
18 Nov: Bridlington, Spa
19 Nov: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
20 Nov: Plymouth, Pavilion
21 Nov: Southampton, Guildhall
23 Nov: Southend, Cliff Pavilion
24 Nov: London, Hammersmith Apollo
26 Nov: Brighton Centre
27 Nov: Swindon, Oasis
28 Nov: Manchester, Academy