The 1975 add extra dates to headline March UK tour

The Manchester band release their second album on February 26

The 1975 have added further dates to their sold out headline UK tour in March.

The Manchester band, fronted by Matt Healy, have added more dates in their hometown, London and Glasgow. The tour will follow the release of their second album ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ on February 26 via Dirty Hit.

Labelmate The Japanese House will support on all dates. The band will now play five dates at London’s Brixton Academy and four each in Manchester and Glasgow, plus one night in Birmingham. The new shows are as follows:

O2 Academy Brixton, London (March 4)
O2 Apollo, Manchester (12)
O2 Academy, Glasgow (17)

Tickets for the gigs will go on sale on Friday February 5 at 10am. O2 Priority customers can access exclusive pre-sale tickets from 9am on Wednesday (February 3).

O2 Priority Tickets for The 1975 are available from 9am on February 3. Click here for O2 Priority Tickets.

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Healy recently told NME he believes “the world needs” the band’s imminent new album.

The frontman admits that the ambitious nature of the band’s new album could prove a stumbling block but that he couldn’t have made the album any other way. “I’m challenging people to sit through an hour and 15 minutes and 17 songs that all sound completely different from each other,” he admits. “It’s quite an emotional investment. It’s art. It’s what I want to do. The world needs this album.”

Read the full interview and see the brand-new photoshoot in the all-new free NME, available nationwide on January 29 and on NME.com. Find out where you can get your copy from the full list of pick-up points.