The lads will be on the road through March 24 of next year.
Matthew Healy of The 1975 performs on Day 3 of the 2023 Outside Lands Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 13, 2023 in San Francisco, California. Steve Jennings/WireImage
Matty Healy said The 1975 will go on an “indefinite hiatus” when the group completes dates for its current Still… At Their Very Best world tour in late March 2024. The band — who’ve been on the road playing festivals and headlining gigs since March 2022 — kicked off the first leg of their current run on Sept. 16 in Atlanta.
On the third date of the outing — slated to run through a March 24, 2024 show in Amsterdam — at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA on Tuesday night (Sept. 26), the NME reported that Healy told the crowd near the end of the set that the 1975 would take an open-ended pause after their two-year global trek.
“It’s wonderful you’re all here,” he told the crowd in video captured by fans. “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.” Last month, the band extended the current tour with the addition of a string of 2024 UK and European dates.
The Still… At Their Very Best run of shows has spawned a string of viral moments this year, most of which were focused on Healy’s attention-grabbing stage antics. After the singer made comments critical of Malaysia’s anti-LBGTQ laws and kissed his male bandmate on stage at the Good Vibes Festival in July, the event’s organizer said they are seeking $2.7 million in restitution from the group. Healy then appeared to joke about his group’s Malaysian “ban” during a headlining slot at Lollapalooza in Chicago in August; the 1975 cancelled shows in Indonesia and Taiwan following the incident in Malaysia.
In June, Healy said he was “not very online” following his reported split with Taylor Swift after a rumored brief fling; neither side ever commented on or confirmed any relationship after photos of the two holding hands in New York sparked heated speculation. In other provocations on the road, Healy kissed a security guard in Denmark in June, sort of apologized for offensive racist remarks he made about Ice Spice in a podcast interview in April and sucked a fan’s thumb at a show in January.
At press time a spokesperson for the 1975 had not responded to Billboard‘s request for clarification on whether the announced “hiatus” was a planned break from touring after the lengthy two-year trek or if the time out had another explanation. The 1975 spent two years on the Music For Cars tour in 2018-2020, then took a two-year break from the road before kicking off the At Their Very Best tour on Nov. 3, 2022.
See footage of Healy’s hiatus comment below.
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