During the band's recent twofer of shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden on November 14 and 15, singer Matty Healy shared his feelings about The 1975 being excluded from the GRAMMYs' esteemed nominees lists.
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On night two at The Garden on Wednesday (11/15), Matty Healy flat out said he believed The 1975 not being considered for GRAMMY awards over the years was "a f***ing outrage," adding, "the reason people don’t say that is ’cause it’s not a very tasteful thing to say. But I’m way past tasteful."
“Are you f***ing mental?! Are they f***ing mental?!,” he asked the NYC crowd before listing off two of the band’s offerings he feels deserve much more acclaim; 2016’s A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, and 2018’s I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It. “Nothing. F*** off! D***heads. What the f*** are they on about?” Healy continued, "I mean, ‘About You’ just on its own merits deserves a f***ing GRAMMY,” he said of their 2022 Being Funny in a Foreign Language single. "I mean, I don’t really care that much, but it just winds me up.”
Matty certainly could have stopped right there, but he chose to punctuate his rant saying, "I'm not being self-celebratory, but Kanye's one of my heroes," referring to the embattled rapper now known simply as Ye. "You know what? You’ve gotta f***ing believe in yourself. He's an awkward hero to have right now, I understand that. But separate the anti-Semitism -- just think about the self-belief. Literally, tell me one band in the past four years that could do what we’re gonna do in the next three minutes," Healy said before launching into their next song. Watch some fan-shot footage from the night above.
It's worth noting that the Recording Academy did nominate The 1975's I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It for a Best Boxed Set Packaging GRAMMY in 2017, and for Best Rock Song in 2020 for their A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships single, "Give Yourself A Try."
The 1975 is currently winding down their Still... At Their Very Best 2023 North American Tour, with a number of shows still available in the U.S. and Canada. Check out the band's remaining list of 2023 tour dates below and grab your tickets right HERE.
The 1975 2023 Tour Dates:
11/17 | Montreal, QC | Bell Centre
11/18 | Toronto, ON | Scotiabank Arena
11/20 | London, ON | Budweiser Gardens
11/22 | Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena
11/26 | Salt Lake City, UT | Delta Center
11/27 | Boise, ID | ExtraMile Arena
11/29 | Vancouver, BC | Rogers Arena
12/01 | Portland, OR | Moda Center
12/02 | Seattle, WA | Climate Pledge Arena
The 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on February 4 in downtown Los Angeles at the Crypto.com Arena. Watch live via CBS at 8PM ET / 5PM PT. Additionally, Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers will be able to stream the show live via Paramount+.