The 1975 is made up of Matt Healy (vocals/guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), George Daniel (drums), and Ross MacDonald (bass). They began playing music together while still in high school. In the early days they performed in clubs playing covers of punk songs. After having teased fans with the release of four EPs they released their first album, The 1975, in the fall of 2013. Having already built up a following the album debuted at number one on the UK Album Chart. Their songs “Chocolate” and “Girls” became the biggest hits off the album.
While reading a beat poetry book and seeing the date 1 June, the 1975 scrawled inside the cover they knew they had found their name. The 1975’s sound floats somewhere in the middle of electro pop and alternative rock. Lead singer Matt Healy has cited Prince, Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel, and Brian Eno as the band’s biggest musical influences. You’ll find the topics of sex, drugs, love, and death most often in their lyrics.
-Date: November 1, 2014
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Price: $37.80 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 6:30 p.m.)
-Opening Acts: CRUISR and Young Rising Sons