You thought that was all the upcoming concerts this year? It ain’t over until it’s over!
British pop-rock band, The 1975 will be performing in Manila on September 11, 2019 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena for also their fourth time as part of their Asia tour for their third and latest, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships album.
The 1975 started with a mall show series in 2014, a solo concert in 2015, and a headlining slot at 2016’s In The Mix.
It seems like organizer, MMI Live has a lot on their plate right now with various concerts for this year and they’re not stopping!
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Who are The 1975?
Known for breaking hearts, The 1975 are an English pop rock band from Manchester, consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew “Matty” Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel.
Their origins trace to their attendance at Wilmslow High School in Cheshire and playing together as teenagers in 2002. Gigs organized by a council worker led the band to formally sign as the 1975.
How did they chose The 1975 as their band name?
Easy. Their choice of name was inspired by a Jack Kerouac beat poetry book. Healy recounts that the name was inspired by the scribblings found on the backpage of a poetry book that stated, “June 1, The 1975”.
But! Did you know? The band formerly performed under Me; and You Versus Them, Forever Drawing Six, Talkhouse, the Slowdown, Bigsleep, and Drive Like I Do before the settled to the 1975.
Seems like they’re kind of an old band. What’s their musical style?
The band’s mainly labeled as a pop-rock band. However, Scott Kerr of AllMusic wrote that the band combined “the dark and youthful themes of sex, love, and fear with ethereal alt-rock music”. Healy specifically cites Talking Head, My Bloody Valentine, and Michael Jackson as their musical influences. He also stated that his greatest influence is the oeuvre of filmmakers, John Hughes.
Healy also stated that their influence is “heavily rooted” in Black American music.
Filipino fans have seen the band evolve in the past years, and it’s safe to say that they’ve grown with their music and they’re excited to see them live!
Ticket prices to the Manila concert are as follows:
VIP Standing: Php 7,200
Patron: Php 6,900
Patron Center: Php 6,400
Lower Box A Premium: Php 6,400
Lower Box A Regular: Php 5,900
Lower Box B Premium: Php 5,400
Lower Box B Regular: Php 4,900
Upper Box Premium: Php 2,700
Upper Box Regular: Php 2,100
General Admission: Php 1,400
*Ticketing charges apply.
Tickets are now available at all SM Ticket outlets and online via smtickets.com or call (02) 470 – 2222