Thursday 15 November 2018

The 1975 announce UK and Irish tour with 3Arena date

Matthew Healy of The 1975 (Ben Birchall/PA)
Matthew Healy of The 1975 (Ben Birchall/PA)

The 1975 will tour Ireland and the UK in January 2019.

They'll play the Belfast SSE Arena on January 9 and the 3Arena, Dublin on January 10.

Tickets for the shows will go on sale Friday September 21 at 9am.

The band's third album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships will release on November 30.

Frontman Matthew Healy opened up earlier this month about going to rehab for his heroin addiction during the making of the album.

Healy, 29, revealed how the band’s drummer, George Daniel, had discovered the singer had been smoking the drug ahead of the band’s headline set at last year’s Latitude festival.

Healy, who is the son of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet actor Tim Healy and former  Coronation Street star Denise Welch, is now clean after spending seven weeks in a clinic on the Caribbean island of Barbados.

Healy confirmed that the song It’s Not Living If It’s Not With You from The 1975’s new record is inspired by his battle with heroin.

The songwriter explained: “I don’t have things that I want to write about that aren’t exactly what I feel day by day.

“The problem I have now is that this is my truth, and I feel like I can’t negotiate properly with the world if I can’t tell the truth.”

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