The 1975 Announce Auckland Return

Tuesday 14 July 2015

The 1975 Announce Auckland Return

The 1975 are returning to New Zealand for an intimate show at Auckland's Town Hall, just 12 months after their last New Zealand visit.

In an open letter to fans, singer Matt Healy explains their choice of venue, saying, "The best way to start is the way we did before – in venues we have loved and placed that feel intimate enough to do a proper new show, with people who really want to be there, or need to be there in some extreme cases."

The letter also mentions that production of their second album is currently underway, but a release date is yet to be announced. 

When The 1975 were last in the country to play at Logan Campbell Centre in January 2015, fans queued overnight for a chance to meet the band at a JB Hi-Fi signing.

Ticketing Information:
Pre-sale tickets are available 9am Wednesday 15th-8am Friday 17th July. Exclusive presale available to Secret Sound's mailout subscribers.
General on sale tickets are available from 9am Friday 17th July from Ticketmaster.

The 1975
Auckland - Friday 15th JanuaryTown Hall

Dear friends of The 1975

I/ we/The 1975 are currently in production of our second full length record. Its creation signifies the end of the most inspiring challenging time that we’ve ever shared as friends and as artists. We simply couldn’t have imagined connecting with as many people as we have since the release of our debut in 2013. We have toured the world playing over 25,000 shows in 400 different countries (that is a slight exaggeration but it was a lot) and we have had the privilege of encountering the countless faces that make up our incredibly loyal and ebullient peculiar fanbase.
 
It is that loyalty that inspired me to write this letter, scrappy as it may be. This is the beginning of a new chapter for The 1975. Our new record signifies the start of a new world for us, more colourful world a less colourful world. We want to play shows we want a real shared experience, we want to play HUGE shows that we never thought were possible, we want to play sets at festivals that people talk about for ages cos it was fun and it was music and the weather was perfect and we want to be honest, otherwise what’s the fucking point?
 
The best way to start is the way we did before – in venues we have loved and placed that feel intimate enough to do a proper new show, with people who really want to be there, or need to be there in some extreme cases.
 
We have decided to start touring again this year, due to the size of the venues that we feel are appropriate for this particular tour and taking into consideration the humbling dedication that I have felt from a lot of our fans I predict that only the most dedicated fans will get tickets. This can only be remedied by our reciprocated dedication to playing more and more shows.
 
I’ll see you soon with more music and drama and you’ve known the title all along. 
 
Love Matty & The 1975