After causing a bit of a worldwide Internet and social media meltdown this week, with unfounded rumours of their impending demise, those crafty guys of The 1975 have just announced some details of album number two and a November UK tour.
In a statement, the band say they are “currently in production of our second full length record”, adding “Our new record signifies the start of a new world for us”.
Check out the full statement below.
Dear friends of The 1975,
I/We/The 1975 are currently in production of our second full length record. Its creation signifies the end of the most inspiring and challenging time that we’ve ever shared as friends and as artists. We simply couldn’t of imagined connecting with as many people as we have since the release of our debut in 2013.
We have toured the world playing over 25,000 shows in 400 different countries (that’s a slight exaggeration but it was a lot) and we have had the privilege of encountering the countless faces that make up our incredibly loyal and ebulliently peculiar fan-base. It is that loyalty that inspired me to write this letter, scrappy as it may be.
This is the beginning of a new chapter for The 1975. Our new record signifies the start of a new world for us, a more colourful world a less colourful world. We want to play shows we want a real shared experience we want to play HUGE shows that we never thought were possible we want to play sets at festivals that people talk about for ages cos it was fun and it was music and the weather was perfect and we want to be honest otherwise what’s the f*&king point? So the best way to start is the way we did before – in venues we have loved and places that feel intimate enough to do a proper new show. With people who really want to be there. Or need to be there in some extreme cases.
We have decided to start touring again this year, November 2015. Due to the size of the venues that we feel are appropriate for this particular tour and taking into consideration the humbling dedication that I have felt from a lot of our fans I predict that only the most dedicated will end up with tickets. This can only be remedied by our reciprocated dedication to playing more and more shows. I’ll see you soon with more music and drama and you’ve known the title all along.
Matty & The 1975
9 – Liverpool – The University
10 – Leicester – De Montfort Hall
11 – Sheffield – Academy
12 – Doncaster – Dome
14 – Nottingham – Rock City
15 – Newcastle – Academy
17 – Edinburgh – Corn Exchange
18 – Bridlington – Spa
19 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
20 – Plymouth – Pavilion
21 – Southampton – Guildhall
23 – Southend – Cliff Pavilion
24 – London – Hammersmith Apollo
26 – Brighton – Centre
27 – Swindon – Oasis
28 – Manchester – Academy