The 1975 kicked off their UK & Ireland Tour in Belfast last night emblazoning the SSE Hydro Arena in everything neon. The tour supports their critically acclaimed third album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Pale Waves and No Rome accompanied the band on the first leg of their tour. The night debuted a collaborative performance of ‘Narcissist’ by No Rome and the headliners themselves.
Matt Healy opened the night with the first single released from their new album, ‘Give Yourself A Try’. Amongst the neon spectacular, Matty stood in front of a giant iPhone above drummer George Daniels drums. Perhaps paying homage to the backstory of the album? Alongside this, the performance of ‘Sincerity is Scary’ saw Matty reinventing the video for the single. Walking along a treadmill in front moving footage of a street scene, much like the video. The night also gave debut to songs from the album such as ‘I Always Wanna Die Sometimes’ and ‘Draw/Petrichor’.
Manager of The 1975 Jamie Osbourne, states that “fans on the first row would be given disposable cameras for the duration of the show”. They would then be returned to the band at the end of the night.
The 1975 have pushed their organic concept in all aspects to represent their slating of modern age romance. Matty stated mid concert for everyone to stop recording on their phones just once.
The band ended the night in true 1975 style. They returned for the encore to party with their fans. The band performed the tracks that embodied everything that they stand for as a group. ‘The Sound’ from their second album, I like it when you sleep because you are so beautiful but so unaware of it… as well as the single ‘Sex’ from their self-titled debut. Despite the bands ‘self re-brand’ before they released their second album, they are still leading the game.
Purchase the last remaining tickets to see The 1975 perform live on the bands website.