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The 1975 @ AFAS Live, Amsterdam

CONCERT REVIEW: The 1975 Give Theatrical Storytelling Masterclass In Amsterdam

The 1975‘s concert at Amsterdam’s AFAS Live last night was a masterclass in how to blend concert dynamics with theatrical storytelling. The stage looked like a living room, making for a cozy, home-like atmosphere. The band members came on stage one by one, each turning on a few lamps, making it feel like they were coming home. This setup, along with car headlights and the sound of a car locking, added a unique touch to the show.

There were a total of eight musicians on stage, making the performance feel big yet intimate. The way the band members were introduced, mimicking the style of TV show opening credits, was a creative touch that underscored the evening’s theme of blending different media and performance styles. Throughout the night, lights and TVs flickered along with the music, adding to the lively atmosphere.


One of the memorable moments was when frontman Matty Healy and Polly Money, who is currently playing guitar and vocals on tour with the band, pretended to cook together on stage, blurring the lines between a concert and a play. The TVs showed news clips, all of which made the concert feel like a peek into a day in the life of The 1975.

Polly Money‘s vocals during the bridge of A Change of Heart were spectacular, with pink and green lights that changed during the song, adding to the emotional impact of the song. Matty Healy smoking and drinking on stage, despite the venue’s no smoking policy, showed the band’s rebellious side.


The audience was fully engaged, especially when they loudly sang back “Stay stay stay” during Robbers. The creative use of lighting, such as the beams shining through windows, along with the symbolic opening of a door onstage, further enriched the storytelling, making the concert feel even more like a story being told.

The concert was split into parts, starting with the Being Funny In A Foreign Language. About halfway through the concert, at the end of When We Are Together, the band starts walking off stage, leaving Matty alone. He turns his focus to the TV screens which are showing news stories about him introducing a darker, more introspective tone. He climbs inside a screen, leading into “Matty’s Nightmare“.


The concert moved into its more upbeat phase with songs such as If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know), TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME, Heart Out, It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You), The Sound and Chocolate. Even slower songs like Somebody Else were transformed by the full musical ensemble into explosive performances. The saxophonist, John Waugh, was especially popular, showing off his skills and getting lots of love from the crowd.

The concert ended with Give Yourself A Try, turning into a massive dance party for everyone there.

The 1975‘s show in Amsterdam was more than just music; it was a full experience that brought the audience and band together in a special way.

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The 1975 Announce New Tour Dates For Early 2024

Good news for The 1975 fans, as the band have just revealed the dates of a new tour taking place in February and March of next year. After a successful trek through the United States of America, The 1975 will now take their most recent album ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ to the UK and Europe.

While the support acts for the tour have yet to be announced, anticipation is building among eager concert-goers.

Fans of the band can mark their calendars as tickets are set to go on sale starting September 8. All the tour dates can be found on the poster below.

Are you going to any of the newly announced shows? Let us know via social media!

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The 1975 To Headline Reading & Leeds Festival, Celebrating 10th Anniversary Of Self-Titled Album

The highly anticipated Reading & Leeds Festival has announced its headliner for this year’s event, and it’s none other than British pop-rock band, The 1975. Taking over the coveted slot previously held by Lewis Capaldi, The 1975 will headline the festival with a special performance celebrating the 10th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.

The exciting news was revealed by the band’s frontman, Matty Healy, during their performance at the TRNSMT festival in Glasgow over the weekend. Healy took to the stage to share the announcement, saying, “So, on Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds in celebration of 10 years of our debut album, The 1975 will be playing that album in full in support of our good friend Lewis Capaldi. If you’ve got tickets, good for you. If you haven’t, go and get them. We’ll see you there.”

The 1975‘s self-titled debut album, released in 2013, quickly became a sensation and solidified the band’s place in the music industry. The record features hit singles such as Sex, Robbers, The City, and Girls and achieved remarkable success, reaching No. 1 on the UK album chart. Over the years, the album has been certified 2x platinum, further highlighting its enduring popularity.

The Reading & Leeds Festival, scheduled to take place from August 25th to 27th, promises an incredible lineup of artists. In addition to The 1975, festival-goers can look forward to performances by renowned acts such as You Me At Six, Nothing But Thieves, Sleep Token, Chase Atlantic, and Don Broco. The festival’s headliners include The Killers, Billie Eilish, Imagine Dragons, Sam Fender, and Foals, ensuring a diverse and thrilling musical experience for attendees.

Fans who are eager to be part of this unforgettable celebration of music can secure their tickets and find further details on the official Reading & Leeds Festival website. With The 1975 set to deliver a captivating performance of their debut album, this year’s event promises to be a momentous occasion for both the band and their dedicated fanbase.

Check out a video of the announcement below and let us know if you plan to attend!