The 1975 announce special pop-up shops in London, Manchester & Los Angeles

Get your hands on some 'exclusive merchandise'

The 1975 have announced details of special pop-up shops to open in London, Manchester and London.

Last month,we named The 1975’s acclaimed second album ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ as our album of the year. Now, as they gear up to return to the UK for a huge arena tour, the band have announced a run of events for fans.

READ MORE: The full NME interview with The 1975

Fans will have the opportunity to get their hands on “new and exclusive merchandise”. The pop-up shot at the Artzu Gallery in their native Manchester will be open from 10-1 December, the one at London’s Camden Market will be open from 16-18 December and Los Angeles fans can head to Hollywood Blvd from 12 December until 1 January.

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Frontman Matty Healy recently spoke to NME about the song that means the most to him – revealing that ‘She Lays Down’ is about his mother Denise Welch’s battle with post-natal depression.

“‘She Lays Down’ is about my mum,” Healy told NME. “It doesn’t get much more personal than that. I’m sure my mum won’t mind me saying this, but she told me a story when I was about 17, she was so gripped by post-natal depression that she was coming into my room when I was a couple of months old, lying on the floor and actively trying to love me.”

He added: “How fucking brutal is that? That is brutal – especially considering how close me and my mum are. We are like, insanely close. That resonated with me so much, I think that writing music for me is such a catharsis, and such a personal thing, I think that had to come out. ”

The 1975’s upcoming UK tour dates are below

Manchester, Arena (December 13)
London, The O2 (December 15, 16)
Newcastle, Arena (December 17)
Glasgow, Hydro (December 19)
Bournemouth, International Centre (December 21)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (December 22)