For fans of The 1975, Black Friday was about more than shopping this year. The band performed at Dallas’ South Side Ballroom on November 25; a show that sold out during pre-sales.
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From Wilmshow, Cheshire, England, the band was created in 2002 by Matthew Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald, and George Daniel. Joining together to play local gigs in the area, their first EP Facedown was released in 2012 with their single “The City”.
The band’s latest release, i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, was deemed the top albums of 2016 by NME, ranked #18 on Rolling Stones’ Top 50 Albums of 2016, and has peaked at #1 in six different countries.
Although touring for this newest album, the 1975 incorporates numerous songs from their 2013 self-titled debut album, including songs such as “Sex”, “M.O.N.E.Y.” and “Chocolate”. Combined with songs like “She’s American”, “If I Believe You”, “Loving Someone”, and “Love Me”, the show was an incredible balance between the two albums.
New to this leg of the tour is the presence of rainbow lighting during “Loving Someone”. Formerly played with the neon pink and blue lighting accompanying other songs on i like it when you sleep, it gave the song a new depth.
The tour will finish its American leg in Florida, on December 4th, before moving on to the U.K.