The last two years have been a whirlwind for Manchester alt-rock quartet The 1975, who went from playing 200 capacity rooms to filling near-arenas in just that amount of time with only one album and a handful of EPs to their name. For the last few months, vocalist Matty Healy has been teasing the date 1 June on his Twitter account, hinting at a big change for the band on that date. The 1st of June is also a big historical marker for the band in general, as Healy came across their band name scribbled in a book of poetry he found on vacation in Majorca that simply stated "1 June the 1975".

On the 31st of May, the band sent the rumor mill ablaze after posting a cryptic, homemade message with filled with ominous lines claiming that they were “just another casualty in the war against popular art” and until they "reclaim our identity and repossess our control of it,” the caption went on to explain, "there won’t be any pop music or dancing with long hair.” The ended the message with what, to some fans, was the final nail in the coffin that the band were totally splitting up, saying "So we must leave, with a parting 'we love you' - we are already gone". They also deactivated all of their social media pages, which in this social media obsessed day and age, is a pretty huge move to make.

Of course, the band weren't splitting up, and after a nervewracking day for fans around the world, at midnight on 1 June they unveiled their brand new, light-pink Twitter and Instagram pages, along with an image of their now-iconic debut album cover but in pink instead of black and white. The next afternoon, the band shared another message to fans on their very-much-alive social media handles, explaining the current situation of the band.

Healy said "I/we/The 1975 are currently in production of our second full length record. It's creation signifies the end of the most inspiring ang challenging time that we've had as friends and artists. We simply couldn't of imagined connecting with as many people as we have since the release of our debut in 2013." He then addressed their constant, relentless touring schedule behind that debut album and how they'll be giving their new material a proper test run in the most intimate venues they've performed in since their start, saying that "only the most dedicated will end up with tickets". This morning, those tour dates emerged, and you can check out the full list below - the pre-sale begins tomorrow 4 June at 9AM GMT, and tickets go on sale to the general public on 5 June at 9AM.

  • Tour Dates:
  • November
  • 9 - Liverpool University
  • 10 - Leicester De Montfort Hall
  • 11 - Sheffield Academy
  • 12 - Doncaster Dome
  • 14 - Nottingham Rock City
  • 17 - Edinburgh Corn Exchange
  • 18 - Bridlington Spa
  • 19 - Cambridge Corn Exchange
  • 20 - Plymouth Pavillions
  • 21 - Southampton Guildhall
  • 23 - Southend Cliffs Pavillion
  • 24 - London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
  • 26 - Brighton Centre
  • 27 - Swindon Oasis
  • 28 - Manchester Academy
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