The 1975 were Apple Music Festival 2016’s second guest, following an opening night starring Elton John. The band brought their stunning light display and songs from ‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful, Yet So Aware Of It’ and their self-titled debut album to the intimate surroundings of The Roundhouse.
The 1975 played their most intimate UK gig in years at London’s Roundhouse venue last night (September 19). The show, part of this year’s Apple Music Festival, saw French star Christine & The Queens support before the Manchester band made their way to the stage.
Frontman Matt Healy dressed up for the occasion, wearing a suit, white shirt and black bowtie. He later removed the latter two pieces of clothing shortly into the set.
The band opened their set with single ‘Love Me’ and fully utilising their lighting display, which won an award at the Knight Of Illumination Awards just a few days prior to the show.
A cityscape was projected onto the screen and blocks behind the band during ‘Ugh!’ Shortly after the track, Healy thanked the crowd and told them: “It’s wonderful to be here, so close to where we live and see so many people. We’re The 1975 from Manchester.”
Healy later confided in the crowd that he was “feeling very nervous” about the show ahead of playing the pastel-pop balladry of ‘Change Of Heart’.
Before ‘Me’, the singer asked the crowd to put away their phones for one song and “use our hearts and minds and enjoy each other’s company”.
The band closed their set with ‘The Sound’ and ‘Sex’. During the former, he told the crowd to “turn it up another 50 percent” and jump “up and down looking like a prat”.