The 1975 and Swim Deep to tour the US together

The North American live stint will take place during December 2015

The 1975 have announced Swim Deep as the support acts for their US tour later this year.

The band, who are preparing to release their second LP, recently announced a series of shows in North America during December. The group will play dates in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Columbus, Minneapolis, Tempe, San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland and Seattle.

Now, they’ve also confirmed that Birmingham band Swim Deep will open for them during the stint. The two acts previously toured the UK together last year.

See The 1975’s US tour dates in full below. They will also embark on a UK tour during November.

Boston House Of Blues (December 3)
New York Terminal 5 (4)
Philadelphia The Fillmore (5)
Columbus LC Pavilion (7)
Chicago The Riviera Theatre (8)
Minneapolis First Avenue (10)
Tempe Marquee Theater (14)
San Diego The Observatory North Park (15)
Los Angeles KROQ (16)
Oakland Fox Theater (17)
Portland Roseland Theater (19)
Seattle Showbox Sodo (20)

A recent statement from the band confirmed that the group are “currently in production of our second full length record”, which they say “signifies the end of the most inspiring and challenging time that we’ve ever shared as friends and as artists”. They add: “This is the beginning of a new chapter for The 1975. Our new record signifies the start of a new world for us, a more colourful world a less colourful world.”

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Swim Deep performing live at Glastonbury Festival 2015

Meanwhile, Swim Deep have confirmed details of their second album release. Having already released a number of tracks from the LP, the Birmingham band have now announced ‘Mothers’ for release on September 19 via Chess Club/RCA.

A press release states that the group, now a fivepiece with the addition of multi-instrumentalist James Balmont, recorded the album in both London and Brussels. The record is described as a “marked departure” from their 2013 debut ‘Where The Heaven Are We’.

Singer Austin Williams says: “We’ve made a record, we’ve worked hard and we’re dead proud of it. We’ve called it ‘Mothers’ as a nod to the true creators of the universe and we couldn’t be more enthusiastic about this next chapter.”
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