Matt Healy of The 1975 announced in a recent concert that the band will be taking a break from live performances after their current tour concludes.
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The 1975 just began the North American leg of their “Still... at their very best” Tour this month, however, it seems like their time performing is now limited. As the band reached the end of their set list at last night’s Sacramento concert, frontman Matty Healy took the mic to make his gratitude known, and, a surprise announcement. “We love coming to this place and playing for you guys whenever we have the chance, it’s wonderful you’re all here,” he began.
“After this tour, we will be going on an indefinite hiatus with shows, so it’s wonderful to have you guys with us tonight. Thank you so much.” Fans were clearly surprised, with a loud roar of cheers and jeers following the announcement.
While there hasn’t been any further clarification, it appears that this undated pause may only apply to live performances and not the band as a whole -- leaving the door open for future releases or albums. To the band’s credit, The 1975 has had extensive tours, including two years on the “Music For Cars" tour from 2018-2020, and this latest tour began back in November 2022. It’s feasible that the band could need a break, without even bringing Healy’s controversies and touring antics into the mix.
And yet, the pause on performances is still unexpected. Healy told Variety last year that, while sometimes touring forces him to “feel really exposed,” he also knows how his performances can be quite valuable to the fans. “The more ‘out there’ I think I’m being, the more relatable I tend to be,” he said. “People are leaving this show feeling a real solidarity with each other.” And, after all, he wants a 1975 concert to be, “a part at the end of the day.” “I’m always just trying to do what the 1975 is, which is at least interesting.”
You can grab tickets to the “Still... at their very best” North American Tour here, and be quick! With the latest news, fans will be scrambling to get tickets before The 1975 goes, “where nobody knows”.