What people are saying about The 1975
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tibz from An unregretable experience :) Was an amazing gig, was my first one in such a big venue! I sat in the balconies, which I personally preferred, meant I could sit back, close my eyes and enjoy the music, without having to kill my legs standing for hours or be constantly jostled by the large crowd all trying for some reason to touch the 1975! My favourite song during the concert was 'The Sound', definitely had the best vibe of the whole performance, even more so than 'Chocolate'. There was more of a community feel, even up in the balconies. 4 out of 5 in total, would have been nice if they hadn't been high during the show, but they seemed to enjoy themselves, and I guess that's what counts. ^_^
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marty23 from An Electric, Eccentric Experience On the 12th March 2016 I travelled from my home town of Chesterfield to Manchester and queued for 3 hours amongst several other excited fans outside of the 02 Apollo. The reason? To see the 1975 of course! Walking into the venue as screaming, excited girls ran past to get as close to the front of the stage as they could, was something I was of course expecting, but not to that scale. The loyalty of there fans is something unlike I have ever seen before. But who can blame them? The band certainly know how to keep there audience waiting. Smoke filled the stage as the lights slowly went down gradually and a faint humming noise grew louder to add to the anticipation. The band walked on stage and the atmosphere exploded into an array of screams and cheers. They opened the show with hits from there new album: "Love me" followed by "UGH!" Frontman Matty then introduced the crowd to the show promising two things. That at some point during the show he would cry and that he would also trip over in his enormous boots which he showed off for us all to see. He lived up to both promises breaking down in the soul searching song "If I believe". The 1975 played a collection of there new record along with songs from there old album. They even surprised the crowd with some of there E.P's. Playing songs such as "So far its alright" and "Falling for you". Towards the end of there set the band played some of there biggest hits. Pleasing the crowd with songs including "Robbers", "Girls" and "Chocolate". This truly amazing experience reached its climax as the band thanked the crowd for all of there support. Explaining that they would not be in the position that they are in without the support and love of there devoted fans before closing the show with there rock anthem "Sex" An incredible night from an incredible band.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phoebe Georgina from Never seen anything like it. I came over here from the US to study abroad for a semester and came to this show practically on a whim, buying tickets less than a week before the date. I will be glad for years that I did. Not only was the band itself supurb and rightly self assured in their abilities - MH has to be one of the most dynamic and fun frontmen to watch of our generation, and we're rather lucky to have him - but the atmospshere was incomprable to anything I've ever experienced. The lighting, the venue itself, the crowd, the general aesthetic, the setlist... I could not improve on a single thing if I tried to. I walked away from the night feeling, cliche as it might be, infinite. I'll be holding onto the memories and photos with a high degree of wonder and affection until I no longer can.
Date published: 2016-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by engigs from Best performance ever seen I've seen The 1975 a few times but honestly never seen them so good this tour!! The production, the lights, the atmosphere... Everything was just incredible and Matty Healy never fails to put on a good show! Great band live.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by yasmeenhanif from Third time seeing the band, third time blown away This being the third time I was seeing The 1975, I knew to expect great things. We got to the O2 Academy a mere two hours prior to the opening of the doors but due to the excellence of O2 Priority, we were placed in a separate queue that went into the venue before everyone else. This made all the difference. An hour into queuing, Matty Healy actually stuck his head out of a nearby window to say hello to all of us, which naturally roused an excitable mood among us. When we went into the venue, we were already standing only six rows from the stage, so it was pretty much guaranteed that we would have an excellent view. The opening act, The Japanese House, were not mind-blowing, and I think this was due to the fact that we couldn't hear the main singer's voice properly and most of the audience were uninterested. The 1975 opened with "Love Me" and this was of course uplifting and I was pushed into the fourth row from the front, where I remained for the whole concert. Matty was initially very emotional at seeing the plethora of people who had turned up to watch him but nevertheless, his voice was flawless as was the playing of all the other boys in the band. Special commendations to the saxophone player. Being at the front definitely meant I was unable to take my eyes from the stage and the setlist ensured that the audience were engaged and excitable for the whole hour and a half. For someone who isn't a fangirl, or is prone to claustrophobia, I definitely would not recommend getting that close, simply because I was completely surrounded by girls who were practically trying to get on stage with the band, and this was at times extremely uncomfortable. I also thought the lighting and display were very good as they suited the laid-back mood of the group and contributed a hazy and wavey atmosphere. The last time I saw The 1975, I thought I had attended the best concert of my life, and yet this time the band did not fail to completely blow me away again with their unique and incredible talent and incomparable ability to vacate the minds of hundreds upon hundreds of people. Definitely recommend to anyone, even if they aren't familiar with each and every song on the list.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Isaac from Dynamic. This live set-performance reinforces The 1975’s moody and capricious nature as it still diverges from their established 80s pop and funk beats on their debut. They’ve experimented with happier songs and it’s paid off a lot. Simpler tones that become more effective with their darker, more depressing lyrics which have the feeling of being more bittersweet than sad. Vocals from Healy are on-point with the other band members getting a look in. It’s sad, happy, heavily disclosing, hugely effective on subtext and melodious.
Date published: 2016-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emsreview from Best concert I've ever been too!! I went to this event with my friend and we both agreed that this was the best concert either of us have ever been to!! We had an absolute blast and the music was absolutely incredible!!! I can't wait until their next tour!!!
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by CBenbow1 from New Music Genre Live Music I went to this event with my boyfriend and it was okay. As a metal fan I couldn't really appreciate the music and the 12-16 yr old fan girls were highly annoying. I knew 4 of the songs and bought the tickets as a present for a friend who likes the band but she couldn't come so tried to sell them but couldn't get rid so had to turn up. For the price i'd say it wasnt worth it for the experience I had and I didn't even like the atmosphere. However I thought the stage lighting and special effects were very clever and fascinating to look at and they were a fun band, however I couldn't enjoy it as much due to the age of the vast majority of the crowd.
Date published: 2016-03-16