The 1975’s UK comeback tour to be “the biggest live spectacle in the world”

Expect big things with 'Music For Cars'

More details have been teased about the return of The 1975 – with their manager telling fans that their next shows will be in the UK and they’ll be “the biggest live spectacle in the world”.

The band have spent much of the last year or so at work on their hotly-anticipated third album ‘Music For Cars’. Matty Healy and co released second record ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It’ in 2016. It was named as NME‘s best record of that year.

Now, having recently told fans to expect tour news in the summer, the band’s manager Jamie Oborne has revealed that the band’s first shows for their third record will be in the UK. Known for their ambitious stage production, he added that they’ll be avoiding “surprise” and “pop-up” shows in order to put on “the biggest live spectacle in the world”.


In answering other fan questions, he revealed that while ‘Music For Cars’ was not yet finished, new music would be arriving at some point in 2018.

Fans recently grew excited about the prospect of the band’s imminent return – assuming that the band deleted black and white studio photographs meant that an announcement around ‘Music For Cars’ would be following soon.


Explaining the title, Healy previously told NME: “‘Music For Cars’ was an EP named for our love for Brian Eno. We’re using it as the album title now because of how meta and self-referential everything has become in the world of The 1975, and ‘Music For Cars’ was always my favourite title of everything we’d ever done, so it kinda made sense to wrap it up that way.”

“If you look at third albums, ‘OK Computer’ or ‘The Queen Is Dead’, that’s what we need to do,” he said. “I want a legacy. I want people to look back and think our records were the most important pop records that a band put out in this decade.”


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