Manchester newcomers The 1975 have confirmed the release of their debut album, which will drop in September of this year.
The four-piece, who have already tasted chart success with breakthrough hit 'Chocolate', have teamed up with Arctic Monkeys' collaborator Mike Crossley, who co-produced the album. The band release new single 'The City' on 20 May, 2013 and, confident of their ongoing success, have announced two new live shows at the start of 2014. The 1975 will also join Bastille and Dizzee Rascal to support Muse at their Wembley stadium gig on 26 May, 2013.
The band's frontman Matt Healy previous spoke of his surprise at the success of 'Chocolate', telling Gigwise: "We genuinely did not expect our popularity to accelerate in the way that it did after we released 'Sex' and 'Chocolate' - so we thought it was very important that we took this early opportunity to expose as many people as possible to music that we feel defines us."
Watch the video for The 1975's new single 'The City' below
Tickets for The 1975's live shows are on sale now and full dates are below. For more information, visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.
Sun 15th - Newcastle - University
Mon 16th - Birmingham – Institute
Tues 17th - Glasgow - ABC
Wed 18th - Nottingham - Rock City
Fri 20th - London - Shepherd's Bush Empire (SOLD OUT)
Sat 21st - Manchester - Ritz (SOLD OUT)
Sun 22nd - Stoke - Sugarmill
Mon 23rd - Leeds - Leeds University Stylus.
Tues 24th - Oxford - Academy.
Wed 25th - Norwich - Waterfront.
Thurs 26th - Bristol - Academy
Sat 28th - Brighton - Concorde 2
Mon 30th - Dublin - Academy
Tues 1st - Belfast - Mandela Hall
Wed 8th - Manchester - Academy
Sat 11th - London - Brixton Academy
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