Matty Healy supports striking workers as he embarks on a UK and Ireland tour in 1975

1975 night kick off their At Their Very Best UK & Ireland tour, Matty Healy shares message of support for striking workers – images, full line-up and remaining tour below get acquainted with the dates.

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The band played Brighton Center on Sunday 8th January in support of their new album Being Funny In A Foreign Language.

During the show, Healy supported those on strike now and in recent weeks and called out those who criticized them in the media.

“Although they may be good people, Fiona Bruce and Richard Madeleys and people in the media are allowing this story to happen. [of criticising strikers] If you’re a nurse or a police officer or a firefighter or in the public sector, keep going,” she said to cheers from the crowd.

“Don’t be happy just for the word nurse!” He then replied: “If you work in the public sector, by proxy you know more about what resonates with the British public than any idiot on TV or on stage.

“Don’t be fooled by this story. I don’t doubt that there is sincerity, but they wouldn’t be there if they believed otherwise.

Check out the speech and more footage from the concert, along with the full lineup, below.

1975 played:

“1975 (Being Funny in a Foreign Language)”

“Looking For Someone (To Love)”

“Part of the Band”
“Oh Caroline”
‘I love you’
“All I Need To Hear”
“Road Kill”
“I Couldn’t Be More In Love”
‘fall on you’
“I like America and America likes me”
‘About you’
“When We’re Together”
“If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)”
“It Ain’t Alive (Unless It’s With You)”
“someone else”
“If we create, we love it”
“The Voice”
“Try Yourself”

1975 year
1975, live performance in December 2022. Credit: Jason Koerner/Getty Images for Adacy.

A review of the 1975 At The Best concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NME wrote: “It’s the kind of night that could only happen in 1975, the kind of night that gets you buzzing and makes you remember why you love live music in the first place, and goes home and thinks out loud. as one fan did before taking the subway: “I didn’t know how much I needed this.” The concert is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Healy has made headlines at various times for his on-stage antics through his North American At The Best tour. Last month in Kentucky, for example, he had the phrase “I’m a man” tattooed on his chest on stage. The tour also featured a series of concept interludes that saw Healy pampering himself on a sofa, doing push-ups and eating a raw steak.

The 1975 At Their Very Best UK & Ireland tour kicks off in Bournemouth tonight (January 9) with singer-songwriter and Dirty Hit bandmate Bonnie Kemplay as the newly announced support act continues. An intimate show for War Child at Manchester’s Gorilla is also set for February 1.

You can see the full list of remaining dates below and buy your tickets here.

Monday 9 – Bournemouth, International Centre
Tuesday 10th – Exeter, Westpoint Arena
Thursday 12th – London – O2
Friday 13th – London, O2
Sunday 15 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Monday 16th – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Tuesday 17th – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Thursday 19th – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
Friday 20 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
Sunday 22 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Monday 23rd – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Wednesday 25th – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
Thursday 26 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Sunday 29 – Dublin, 3Arena
Monday 30th – Belfast, SSE Arena

1 Wednesday – Manchester, Gorilla

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