The 1975 have been ‘At Their Best’ as they hit the road to start 2023.
Matt Healy and the band have been touring across the UK in the recent weeks. It follows the release of their fifth album Being Funny in a Foreign Language last year.
Fans have been able to see The 1975 are arenas up and down the country with a setlist featuring tracks from across their career. Bonnie Kemplay will be the opening act supporting the band on the tour.
The 1975 will be playing the final shows of the tour at the 3Arena in Dublin and then The SSE Arena in Belfast Here is all you need to know:
When and where are The 1975 playing next
The band kicked off their 2023 tour on the south coast. The first concert was at The Brighton Centre in Brighton on Sunday 8 January.
The final two shows of the tour will be in Dublin and Belfast on Sunday (29 January) and Monday (30 January) respecitvely. The 1975 will next play at 3Arena in the Irish capital, before playing The SSE Arena in Northern Ireland.
What time will the concerts start?
On the previous dates on the tour, the doors have opened at 6pm. Other concerts started at 7.30pm before an interval at 8pm. Matt Healy and the band will then take to the stage at 8.30pm and curfew is 10.30pm.
Who is the support act?
Bonnie Kemplay will be the opening artist for The 1975 on their UK leg of the At Their Best tour. Her debut EP ‘running out of things to say, running out of things to do’ is set for release later in 2023.
Did Taylor Swift perform at The O2?
The first of the band’s back-to-back shows at The O2 in London took place on Thursday night. In the interval between Act One and Act Two, Taylor Swift came out on stage and performed a cover of The 1975’s The City as well as playing Anti-Hero live for the first time.
Taylor Swift is not the only guest to perform on the tour. There have been surprises at shows throughout the tour, with the latest one being Tim Healy - who is the father of singer Matt Healy and an actor who has appeared in Benidorm, Open All Hours and more. He joined the band on stage at Newcastle.
Can you still get tickets?
Ticketmaster is selling tickets for The 1975’s At Their Best tour. Initial public sale began in September last year.
If you are wanting to attend the final shows but don’t have a ticket yet, Ticketmaster’s website shows “low availability” for the concerts on 29 January and 30 January. Ticketmaster.ie is “unable to find” tickets for the concert in Dublin at 3 Arena.
Ticketmaster UK shows no available tickets for the concert at The SSE Arena in Belfast on Monday. Resale tickets are also unavailable currently.
For the rest of The 1975’s tour, the dates on Ticketmaster show either “low” or “limited” availability. Check the company’s website for the latest information.
What could the potential setlist be?
The setlist for the UK leg of the At Their Best tour has been confirmed following the first shows this week. The 1975 have been playing two sets, the first featuring all the tracks from Being Funny in a Foreign Language as well as greatest hits from across their tour. The setlist for 10 January show in Exeter was as follows, according to Setlist.fm:
- The 1975 (Being Funny in a Foreign Language)
- Looking for Somebody (to Love)
- Part of the Band
- Oh Caroline
- I'm in Love With You
- All I Need to Hear
- Lonely This Christmas (Mud cover)
- Sincerity Is Scary
- About You
- When We Are Together
- If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)
- Heart Out
- It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)
- An Encounter
- Somebody Else
- I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)
- Love It If We Made It
- The Sound
- Give Yourself a Try
What are the tour dates?
The fill list of dates on the At Their Best UK tour are as follows:
- Sunday, 8 January - The Brighton Centre, Brighton
- Monday, 9 January - Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
- Tuesday, 10 January - Westpoint Arena, Exeter
- Thursday, 12 January - The O2, London
- Friday, 13 January - The O2, London
- Sunday, 15 January - Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
- Monday, 16 January - Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff
- Tuesday, 17 January - Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff
- Thursday, 19 January - OVO Hydro, Glasgow
- Friday, 20 January - AO Arena, Manchester
- Sunday, 22 January - Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
- Monday, 23 January - First Direct Arena, Leeds
- Wednesday, 25 January - Utilita Arena, Newcastle
- Thursday, 26 January - M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
- Sunday, 29 January - 3Arena, Dublin
- Monday, 30 January - The SSE Arena, Belfast