Manchester art-pop quartet The 1975 have just announced details of Irish Tour dates at The Academy, Dublin on September 30th
"Born-ready anthems" Pitchfork
"A special band" Nylon
"Their songs are ridiculously catchy…they’ll be heard everywhere this year." The Guardian
"A Manchester band with a beautiful, sensitive swagger"
The band’s year so far has been as memorable as their ambition is high. They recently embarked on a support slot across Europe with Two Door Cinema Club, played a clutch of triumphant shows at SXSW and had a Top 20 hit with "Chocolate". Their headline May tour is sold out, as are two shows at London's Shepherds Bush Empire and Manchester's The Ritz in September. The 1975 have released three acclaimed EPs so far, "Facedown", "Sex" and "Music For Cars" and their songs have had over 1.5 million plays on Soundcloud.
Whilst "Chocolate" has been the crossover hit of the year so far (it was on the Radio 1 playlist for 8 consecutive weeks, reached the top slot on Hypemachine and its video has had over a million views on Youtube), new single "The City" – to be released on May 20th - will take the group to even more searing heights. Introduced to the world as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record, it's a perfect snapshot of the band's shape-shifting appeal. Though they formed as a punk band whilst still at school, there's no straitjacket to their current sound, which veers between brooding art rock, crisp electronica, dancefloor R&B, helium hip-hop, shimmering balladry and 80s gloss pop. "Our record will be everything that we are. It is the sum of our combined experiences," says Healy. The band of the year are only just getting started.
Tickets for the Academy show are priced €14.50 inclusive of booking fee and go on-sale are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie
Please note this is an all-ages 14+ show, doors are 7pm and no alcohol will be served at the bar.