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Watch The 1975 kick off world tour with ambitious and impressive stage show

Kicking off the tour in Connecticut, the band debuted a stage design centred around a sprawling house.

By Nick Reilly

The 1975's Matty Healy

The 1975 begun their ‘At Their Very Best’ world tour with a show in Connecticut last night (November 3), which gave them the opportunity to debut an ambitious live show and a fresh selection of new songs.

The band’s new stage design comprised of a sprawling house set across two floors, which proved the perfect backdrop as they played the majority of new album Being Funny In A Foreign Language, before returning for a second section that saw them running through their biggest hits to date.

The band will continue across the U.S. for the rest of their ‘At Their Very Best’ tour, before heading to UK and Europe in January 2023. You can see the dates in full and buy tickets here.

The 1975’s 2023 UK and Ireland tour dates:

08 – Brighton, The Brighton Center
09 – Bournemouth, Bournemouth International Center
10 – Exeter , Westpoint Arena
12 – London, The O2
15 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
16 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
19 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
20 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
22 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
23 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
25 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
26 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
29 – Dublin, 3Arena
30 – Belfast, The SSE Arena

In Rolling Stone UK’s recent cover story, Healy discussed embracing ideals and being more earnest on the band’s upcoming album.

“This record definitely takes those ideas and says, ‘Well, nihilism in your 20s is very sexy, and very cool and well done, and maybe appropriate,’” he said.

“As you get a little bit older, those postmodern, exciting ideas have to — do — start making way for more traditional values, which aren’t that sexy, which aren’t that hip-shaking. They’re responsibility, adulthood, these kinds of ideas.

“What I’m asking on this record in the context of love is, can you find true love, versus all of this irony, all of this postmodernism, all of this… I don’t want to say neoliberalism but versus the internet, versus technology?”

He continued: “Can we find true love in a way that we were culturally in pursuit of at the beginning of the 20th century?” Well, can we find true love now? “I don’t know. It’s really hard.”

In a four star review of Being Funny In A Foreign Language, Rolling Stone UK said of the record: “Generational rallying cries are replaced by dick jokes and tender romance on the band’s most straight-forward album yet.”

“In taking the pressure off themselves to define a generation and trimming the fat of their swollen recent work, The 1975 distill the essence of their appeal down into 40 superb, exhilarating minutes on a true return to form,” our verdict added.