PICS: The 1975 at SDSU’s Open Air Theatre

'UGH!' The 1975 had us falling in love with them all over again at a magical Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre show on April 25.

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The group hails from Manchester, England -- and since their start in 2002 (roughly), they’ve become one of the biggest pop/rock bands in the world.
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Their lineup consists of vocalist/guitarist Matthew Healy (right), lead guitarist Adam Hann (left), bassist Ross MacDonald and drummer George Daniel. They’ve all played music together since meeting at Wilmslow High School.
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Fun fact: Their name stems from a book of beat poetry by Jack Kerouac. Healy has said he was inspired after seeing scribblings on the back page of the book that read “1 June, The 1975.”
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They got their start playing covers and playing punk songs in local clubs.
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They’ve had several other names since their start, including Me and You Versus Them, Forever Enjoying Sex, Talkhouse, the Slowdown, Bigsleep, and Drive Like I Do.
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Their first EP, “Facedown,” spawned the hit single “The City,” and led to national radio airplay. It was soon followed by “Chocolate” off their third EP, “Music For Cars,” in 2013.
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Their rise was near-meteoric: They dropped their self-titled debut in September of 2013, but were selling out shows the world over before it even came out.
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The band released their sophomore followup, “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it,” on Feb. 26, 2016. It’s been a blockbuster, with five hit singles thus far: “Love Me,” “UGH!,” “The Sound,” “A Change of Heart,” and “Somebody Else.”
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Just recently, on April 27, Healy told Zane Lowe that the band’s third album will be titled “Music For Cars” (same as the aforementioned EP), and will be released in 2018.
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The 1975 won British Group of the year at the 2017 Brit Awards, as well as Best Live Band at the 2017 NME Awards. Winning!
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The group played 22 songs on April 25, which aside from the singles already mentioned, included: “Heart Out,” “Robbers,” “Menswear,” “M.O.N.E.Y.,” “Loving Someone,” “She’s American,” “Please Be Naked,” “Lostmyhead,” “Me,” “Fallingforyou,” “Girls,” “Sex,” “Medicine,” and “If I Believe You.”
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