Monday 24 July 2017

Matt Healy rants during The 1975 gig after Manchester bombing

He is just one of many music stars to hit out at the bombing.

By Lucy Mapstone

Manchester rock group The 1975 took to the stage for a gig in Detroit overnight, and the band’s lead singer, Matt Healy, embarked on a rant against the attack in their home town.

US pop singer Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena was targeted by a suicide bomber in an attack that has killed 22 and injured 59 people.

In video shared online, Matt was seen telling the audience: “I’m bored of nationalism and I’m bored of racism … It’s over.

“Nationalism, religion, all these regressive things, they’re over. We can’t carry on in the way that we’re carrying on.

“We’re from Manchester and where we used to hang out, the actual place that we used to hang out, someone put a bomb in there tonight and then killed a bunch of kids that were going to a f****** show in Manchester.

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“I don’t need to be educated on f****** anything to say that that’s bull****.

“I don’t know what it’s in the name of, so I apologise if it’s not in the name of religion, if it’s not in the name of nationalism, but these are things that keep happening and I’m f****** p***** off about it. And I’m sorry.”

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