Attention: The following blog post might contain some spoilers. Stop reading if you haven’t seen The 1975 on their current tour yet. I don’t want to ruin the experience for you!
On Monday, April 11th, I saw The 1975 perform at the Planet.tt Bank Austria Halle Gasometer in Vienna. It was the second time I went to their show and it was just as perfect and fun as the last time. If you’re familiar with my blog then you might remember the band from my Artist of the Month blog post that I uploaded back in February! I have been a fan of them for a couple years now and they never fail to amaze me with their outstanding lyrics, stage presence and their we-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude. I love that they don’t try to fit in and produce songs that might please the mainstream audience. They’re not popular because they’re trying appeal to the masses, they’re popular because they’re being themselves! I imagine it to be really hard to work in an industry where, if you don’t keep up with all the changes and innovations, you’re either in or out. The 1975 has found a way around that, which is probably one of the reasons why their fan base will always be loyal to them.
My favorite thing about their show on Monday was definitely the stage production and visuals. The set-up was absolutely gorgeous and the colors, well, I don’t even know how to describe them. The last time they were here, their show matched the black/white/grey theme of their debut album. Since the cover artwork of their LP2 (“I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it”) is this gorgeous ash gray/neon baby pink ensemble, those exact same colors were reflected on stage. They even had three frames hanging from the ceiling, which represented the album cover.
I could go on and on about how beautiful and perfect the visuals were but I’ll add some photos down below so you can see for yourself (ps.: see if you can spot Matty’s wine glass!).
Those 1,5 hours were lovely in every single way. The set-list was a great mixture of old fan favorites like Chocolate and Robbers and some new tunes like Paris, Change of Heart and Somebody Else. The crowd was screaming at the top of their lungs and the overall vibe was just great. The 1975 was supported by The Japanese House, so make sure you check to their music as well! You will get a free download of their song Still if you sign up to their newsletter – hurry!
ps.: you can use my super non-professional photos as long as you give me some credit!