Bonnie Kemplay to support The 1975 on 2023 UK and Ireland arena tour

The Edinburgh singer songwriter previously covered one of their songs in the BBC Live Lounge

Edinburgh singer songwriter Bonnie Kemplay has announced she will be opening for The 1975 on their UK and Ireland arena tour next year.

She confirmed the news via Twitter earlier today (November 25) to coincide with the release of her debut EP ‘running out of things to say, running out of things to do’.

Speaking about her EP, Kemplay said: “’running out of things to say, running out of things to do’ is a collection of songs I wrote between 17-20. The music is a mix of guitar centred acoustic songs and dynamic band arrangements. I wrote about my relationships with people and with myself through stories and journalistic introspection.”


Kemplay previously covered the band’s 2020 hit ‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’ in the BBC Radio 1 Introducing Live Lounge – check out the clip below.

The 1975’s ‘At Their Very Best’ tour kicks off on January 8 in Brighton, taking in many of the country’s arenas before finishing in Belfast on January 30. You can see the full list of dates below and buy tickets here.

Sunday 8 – Brighton, Brighton Center
Monday 9 – Bournemouth, International Center
Tuesday 10 – Exeter, Westpoint Arena
Thursday 12 – London – The O2
Friday 13 – London, The O2
Sunday 15 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Monday 16 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 17 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 19 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
Friday 20 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
Sunday 22 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Monday 23 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Wednesday 25 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
Thursday 26 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Sunday 29 – Dublin, 3Arena
Monday 30 – Belfast, The SSE Arena

Elsewhere, The 1975’s frontman Matty Healy recently gave a shout out to a fan in the audience at their show in Washington who had gone to their gig to celebrate being elected to Congress.

Maxwell Frost, 25, became the first Generation Z Congressman in the US midterm elections. Pointing out Frost in the audience, Healy said: “I think it’s about damn time that we have some 1975 fandom representation in Congress!”

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