Last night (January 20th) The 1975 played a home concert at Manchester’s AO Arena, and were joined by special guest Charli XCX — see the recording below.
After performing “When We Are Together” from the recent album “Being Funny In A Foreign Language”, The 1975 left the stage only to hear a knock on the door of the house on stage.
Charli XCX then appeared and asked the crowd “where are my fucking gays” before launching the 2015 track “Vroom Vroom”. Check out the footage of the fan shots below.
.@the1975 brought out Charli XCX to perform 'Vroom Vroom' at their show tonight
— CHARLI XCX UPDATES (@FckyeahCharli) January 20, 2023
Elsewhere on the show, The 1975 performed “Menswear” from their 2013 self-titled debut album. The band performed this song live for the first time since 2020.
FUCKING MENSWEAR IN MANCHESTER #The1975
— The 1975 Updates (@The1975_Tour) January 20, 2023
Last week, Taylor Swift joined The 1975 at the first of two concerts at London’s O2 Arena.
The singer-songwriter made a dramatic appearance near the end of the Matty Healy and Company show “At Their Very Best” and asked: “Is it okay if I sing? I was thinking about doing one that I’ve never played live before,” before performing an acoustic cover of “Anti-Hero” from her recent album “Midnights”.
She then performed a solo acoustic cover of the 1975 song The City.
On the North American leg of the 1975 tour, Phoebe Bridgers joined the band in Los Angeles, performing a cover of “Milk”, and in San Francisco, Jack Antonoff took the stage to perform a medley of Bleachers songs.
Yesterday Charli XCX teamed up with George Daniel from The 1975 to remix Caroline Polacek’s new single “Welcome To My Island”. Back in 2021, Charlie teamed up with The 1975 and No Rome for “Spinning”.
The 1975 band had six performances left from the UK leg of their very best tour before an intimate benefit concert at the Manchester Gorilla. Grab the remaining tickets here and check the dates below.
Sunday 22 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Monday 23 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Wednesday 25 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
Thursday 26 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Sunday 29 – Dublin, 3Arena
Monday 30 – Belfast, The SSE Arena
Wednesday 1 – Manchester, Gorilla