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Watch The 1975 play debut album in full at one-off intimate Manchester show

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By Nick Reilly

The 1975 live in Manchester (Picture: Jordan Curtis Hughes)

The 1975 stunned fans in Manchester last night by performing their self-titled debut album at an intimate one-off show which formed part of the BRITs Week shows across the UK in aid of War Child.

The show, which followed the conclusion of their At The Their Very Best tour earlier this week, saw the group arriving on-stage to play their self-titled album opener ‘The 1975’, before the distinctive box artwork from their first record lit-up. The group then proceeded to play their 2013 debut album in full.

As NME reports, the gig also saw Healy taking a moment to reflect on how their song ‘The City’ was directly shaped by Manchester.

After the tour debut of ‘The City’ and performing ‘M.O.N.E.Y’ for the first time since 2017, Healy told the crowd: “Thank you Manchester! We are very, very happy to be here. We’re the 1975.

“Well, we’re from Wilmslow but we’re close enough to say we’re from Manchester. This is very full-circle for us. That song was about this street, let alone this city, so it’s very cool to be here. Thanks so much for coming. There’s no concept, we’re just…here….[We’re] warming back up. Nice to see you guys – I recognise a lot of people here so this is really nice.”

After ‘Settle Down’, Healy also reflected on the group’s early days.

“Maybe I’m getting a bit older, I’m forgetting the lyrics,” he jokingly said. “Most of you here know I never knew the fucking lyrics in the first place! I was wasted the whole time. But thanks very much. I mean, this is really fun. So much less pressure!”

He continued: “Have you seen all of the stuff we’ve been doing recently? And so much upkeep! I don’t want to do it anymore. I just want to do this. Alright! So you should know what’s next if you know the album…Got it!”

After playing the album in full, they then returned for a greatest hits set – which took in some of their later hits such as ‘Happiness’ and ‘‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’.

The 1975 played:

‘The 1975’
‘The City’
‘An Encounter’
‘Heart Out’
‘Settle Down’
‘She Way Out’
‘Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You’
‘It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)’
‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’
‘I’m In Love With You’
‘Be My Mistake’
‘About You’