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Want tickets for The 1975's 2023 UK tour dates? Here's everything you need to know
- Tamara McWilliam
- 6 September 2022
The Reading and Leeds headliners will hit arenas in Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, London and more in January
Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for has arrived. A couple of months after indie-rock masters The 1975 mysteriously dropped off the face of the earth, they've made their highly-anticipated return. After completely wiping their social media accounts and website, they made their comeback in June with the words 'Your new album. Your new era. Your old friends.'
Ever since, our feeds have been inundated with album artwork, photoshoots and video stills which make way for the 'new era'. Despite the new material, it's good to see that they are steadfast in their attempt to make smoking look cool and are as fond as ever of a good old black-and-white filter.
The 1975. London, May 2022. pic.twitter.com/ry2rPEsZmp— The 1975 (@the1975) June 6, 2022
In support of their upcoming fifth studio album Being Funny In A Foreign Language (I mean, they are the champions of long-winded album titles, aren't they?) the group have announced UK arena dates for The 1975: At Their Very Best Tour and we cannot wait.
These shows are guaranteed to sell out in a matter of minutes, so to help you nab tickets we've whipped up this handy guide. Read on to find out when and where The 1975 are playing, when tickets go on sale, what presales are available, who'll support them on the tour and more. To receive an email reminder half an hour before tickets go on sale, click the 'I'd love a reminder' button at the bottom of this article.
Where and when will The 1975 be performing in the UK?
The Manchester quartet will head out on the At Their Very Best Tour in January 2023, headlining a huge list of arenas across the UK including Brighton, Bournemouth, Exeter, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast.
Here's a full list of The 1975's UK tour dates:
Sunday 8 January – Brighton Centre
Monday 9 January – International Centre, Bournemouth
Tuesday 10 January – Westpoint, Exeter
Thursday 12 January – The O2, London
Sunday 15 January – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
Monday 16 January – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Thursday 19 January – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
Friday 20 January – AO Arena, Manchester
Sunday 22 January – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Monday 23 January – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Wednesday 25 January – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
Thursday 26 January – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Sunday 29 January – 3Arena, Dublin
Monday 30 January – SSE Arena, Belfast
When do tickets for The 1975 go on sale?
Tickets for The 1975 go on general sale at 9am on Friday 9 September. Fans who pre-order any format of their upcoming album by 3pm on Tuesday 6 September will get first access to tickets at 9am on Wednesday 7 September.
Where can I buy tickets for The 1975's tour?
Tickets for The 1975 will be available from Ticketmaster and See Tickets while tickets for the O2 Arena show in London are available from AXS and tickets for the Birmingham show are available from The Ticket Factory.
How much will tickets for the gigs cost?
We don't know exactly how much tickets for the shows will cost, although The Ticket Factory are pricing tickets for the the Birmingham show at the Resorts World Arena from £46.70.
Who'll be supporting The 1975 on the tour?
It's yet to be announced who'll be supporting The 1975 on tour in January, but we'll update this section as soon as it's announced.
When will they release their new album?
Being Funny In A Foreign Language is set for release on Friday 12 October and features the previously-released singles 'Part Of The Band', 'Happiness' and the brand-spanking-new 'I'm In Love With You' which was released last week.
'Happiness' has the funky riffs of 2013's 'Girls' while 'Part Of The Band' and 'I'm In Love With You' offer something a little more stripped back and folk-based. Though convoluted as ever, the new record's tracks are fun and refreshing with lyrics centred around infatuation and new-found love, something a little different from the angst-fuelled days of 'Sex'. Being Funny In A Foreign Language seems to introduce a softer side to The 1975 that contrasts with their raucous and, at times, down-right obnoxious roots.
Check out the track-list for Being Funny In A Foreign Language:
1. 'The 1975'
3. 'Looking For Somebody (To Love)'
4. 'Part Of The Band'
5. 'Oh Caroline'
6. 'I'm In Love With You'
7. 'All I Need To Hear'
9. 'Human Too'
10. 'About You'
11. 'When We Are Together'
What'll be on The 1975's setlist?
The tour will inevitably showcase the contents of Being Funny In A Foreign Language, although their setlist from Reading and Leeds festivals indicate that Healy and co. aren't adverse to bringing out the older hits and honouring the tracks that got them to where they are today.
Songs from the Notes On A Conditional Form follow-up are interspersed with classics from their 2013 self-titled debut such as the eternally brilliant 'Chocolate' and 'Robbers', as well as the ultimate synth-pop anthems 'Somebody Else' and 'The Sound' from their sophomore project I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (you won't catch me typing that out twice).
Bringing out tracks such as 'Love It If We Made It', 'Give Yourself A Try' and 'It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)', the set list weaves the complex strands of the group's various eras together, offering an ultimate playlist of sorts. We can only hope that the At Their Very Best shows follow suit.
How can I guarantee that I'll get tickets?
Though tickets are bound to sell out for the tour, there are a few effective ways to increase the odds of getting your hands on tickets for The 1975 this Friday. Log into your preferred ticketing provider ahead of time, stay patient and make sure you're using a steady internet connection and don't refresh your browser when you're in the queue. To receive a reminder half an hour before tickets go on sale, click the 'I'd love a reminder' button at the bottom of this article.
Tickets for The 1975's tour go on sale in the UK at 9am on Friday 9 September.