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The 1975 cancel all 2021 tour dates

By | Published on Wednesday 13 January 2021

The 1975

The 1975 have announced that they are cancelling all of their scheduled tour dates in 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. However, they have said that they will use their newfound free time to write and record a new album instead.

A European tour in support of the band’s 2020 album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ was set to begin in Denmark next month. It is clear now that playing full capacity live shows will not be possible by February and March, when the dates were set to take place. Even if it were, navigating the new rules as a result of the post-Brexit UK/EU trade deal would probably cause added hassle in at least some countries.

UK fans will also be disappointed to learn that the band’s show in London’s Finsbury Park in June has been cancelled too. That show had already been pushed back from 2020. The band said in a statement that they were taking the decision to pull all 2021 tour dates in order for fans to claim refunds at a time when they may need the money for other things.

“These are incredibly difficult times for a lot of people”, say the band. “Until we can be sure that we will be able to play shows in a way that is safe for our fans and crew, we have decided the best course of action is to cancel our touring so that, where possible, everyone can get their tickets refunded sooner rather than later”.

It’s not all bad news though. They go on: “We’re currently making a new album and look forward to seeing you all at a show as soon as it is safe to do so”.

They didn’t give any indication of when that new album might be available. Though, given how many times their last album was postponed, they’ve probably learned their lesson on that.