The 1975 are bringing I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It to Allen, Texas tomorrow as they get under way for the North American leg of their tour. Joining them on the road will be openers and labelmates Pale Waves.
2016 was a monumental year for the English rock band. Their sophomore album topped the UK Albums Chart as well as the Billboard 200—a perfect precursor to one of their biggest tours yet, which ran through North America in October and November.
After a string of shows in South America, the Kerouac-inspired quartet is now back in the states to serve up a second round of I Like it When You Sleep… to their dedicated fans before making their way back to Europe for a few festival stops, including Parklife and Latitude.
There’s a cultish element to this band,” Matty shares with Dork. “It’s just grown. It wasn’t like we had a hardcore group of fans, then we had one hit single and everybody’s mum started showing up to The O2 to see us. It is massive now but it’s grown with every single kid. When we used to play shows to 300 people, 100 would wait behind to meet us and there’d be kids with The 1975 tattoos. There was this intensity early on that just seems to have spread and spread. With these kids, they just live for The 1975 and the thing they all tell me about is how they all met, or are all friends because of this and that’s the community that interests me.”
What makes The 1975 so revered is their commitment to creating meaningful music. From “Me” to “Chocolate,” their songs come from a real and relatable place that gives them the chance to connect with their listeners on a personal level.
Frontman Matt Healy told Q Magazine: “There’s no space for nothingness any more and pop music has so much space for it… There seems to be this feeling that you need to be Rage Against the Machine to say something of value. You don’t need to be Sleaford Mods.”
If the band’s most recent setlists are any indication of what they’ll play in North America, you can expect to hear something like this:
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And they made sure to include some older fan favorites, like “The City.” Here’s a fan video from their show in Santiago, Chile :
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