The 1975 will make their live comeback at Japan’s Summer Sonic festival in August.
Matt Healy and co – who are currently in England “writing, recording and mixing” their sequel to 2020’s “Notes on a Conditional Form” – will headline the festival in Tokyo and Osaka on August 20 and 21, after two years break with the road.
Summer Sonic – which takes place at Tokyo’s Zozomarine Stadium and Osaka’s Maishima Sonic Park – will also see performances from Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Yungblud and Maneskin.
The announcement about their live comeback comes after the ‘Chocolate’ group took down their social media profiles and website, apparently in preparation for their new era.
Matt, 32, previously revealed that being forced to take a break from touring amid the Covid-19 pandemic had been good for the band.
He wrote in a letter to fans: “Hello to all my dear fans of The 1975!! Hope you are all well considering how difficult things are this year. It’s Matty here. I dreamed playing shows today – and while we definitely needed a break, I can’t tell you how much we miss spending those evenings with you.
“I think it’s fair to say that we lost maybe a little more than we could chew when it came to making two full albums in a row. I don’t think the records suffered – I think it gave them a weird energy and the last two records happen to be my favorite – but it definitely cost us as individuals. It was wicked, beautiful! Like being beaten by a magical unicorn !
“We were either on tour or in the studio for almost 8 years straight or some s*** – and I think that jolt that we ALL felt (around the world) in March when COVID-19 had an impact on all of our lives provided us with a moment to reflect on things (sic).