LIVE REVIEW: The 1975 at Manchester Arena

Tuesday 13th December saw The 1975 play a huge homecoming gig at Manchester Arena, setting the scene for a string of UK headline shows… their biggest to date.

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Matty Healy and Co made a return to Manchester for the first show of their December tour, and what an evening it was! Throughout the night the set was filled with flashing lights, bright lazers and mesmerising screen effects, a familiar aesthetic that never seems to grow old.

Kicking off the night with massive hits such as Love Me, Robbers, Heart Out and UGH!, the band performed an impressive 24 song set, consisting of a range of fan favourites from both albums.
Among those performed from the bands debut were An Encounter, M.O.N.E.Y and fallingforyou. With the audience even being treated to some rarities such as Undo and Milktaking fans back to their earlier days.

Loving Someone, She’s American, Somebody Else and Paris were among those played from the latest album (ILIWYS), which was recently named as NME’s album of the year.

Girls and Sex were the last two tracks performed, before the band left the stage; taking to the stage one last time that evening to play a four track encore. Medicine and If I Believe You were performed as part of the encore, with Chocolate and The Sound fully closing their set, ending the night on a massive high.

With support from The Japanese House, the rest of the tour consists of dates in London, Newcastle, Glasgow, Bournemouth and Cardiff.

You can see the full setlist here.

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