The 1975 To Go On 'Indefinite Hiatus' From Touring

28 September 2023 | 8:53 am | Mary Varvaris

"After this tour, we will be going on an indefinite hiatus with shows."

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Controversial pop-rock band The 1975 have announced that they’re going on “indefinite hiatus” from touring after their current Still… At Their Very Best tour wraps up.

The band’s At Their Very Best tour saw the band tour from November 2022 in support of their fifth album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language. The tour included 93 shows across the globe, with the follow-up tour, Still… At Their Very Best commencing earlier this month, taking its “newly expanded production” into March 2024.

It’s fair to say that after 158 concerts from November 2022 until March 2024, The 1975 might want to take a break from the road and maybe start writing or recording their sixth LP.

“It’s wonderful you’re all here,” singer Matty Healy told the audience before they performed their hit Sex at the Golden One Centre in Sacramento, California (26 September). “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.”

You can watch the fan-captured footage of his statement below.

The 1975 are touring throughout the US before heading to the UK and Europe in early 2024.

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The group’s long-running tour has been marred in controversy, with Healy often at the centre of it. In July, The 1975’s headlining set at Good Vibes Festival in Malaysia was cut short after the singer broke the country’s laws regarding LGTBQIA+ policies. The Malaysian government has since promised to tighten entry requirements for international artists following their performance, and the band are facing legal action.

Healy has also been called a “slack-jawed fuckwit” by Noel Gallagher, criticised by his labelmate Rina Sawayama, and in November 2022, bit into a raw steak while performing on stage.

At The 1975’s stop in Perth in April 2023, The Music reviewer Sam Mead commented, “The night was everything you’d expect from a The 1975 concert, controversy, banter, sex (the song), drugs, and rock and roll. And, of course, Matty Healy nursing a glass of wine and a ciggy. With a hefty run time of 1hr 45mins, there was a lot to play with here, but every moment felt purposeful and warranted. This really is The 1975 at their very best.”