As always, Lollapalooza brought out the music industry’s best and brightest. The acclaimed festival even added an extra day of exhausting musical bliss. Both American music industry elites and bands from all over the world took Chicago by storm for this year’s amazing festival. And one of these, lucky for us, was The 1975.
The 1975 brought their mesmerizing lights and synthy, 80s sound to Grant park Thursday night. The British band hosted and played a Friday night after party at the House of Blues.
The venue was tightly packed. Friday’s crowd got a much more intimate set than the previous night’s. Front man Matt ditched Thursday’s suit for a much more casual look. The band also had a more minimalistic light display than their normal stage setup. But these changes did not interfere with the band’s sexy, moody vibe. The crowd sang along with some feel good favorites from the band’s self-titled album. The songs “Girls” and “Chocolate” were particularly huge hits with this crowd.
The band also performed some of their more mellow and soulful ballads like the gospel inspired If I Believe You. As well as these classics, The 1975 also played their latest release, “Somebody Else.” This new song is also the star of their latest beautifully contemplative music video.
The band is currently touring to promote their sophomore album I LIKE IT WHEN YOU SLEEP, FOR YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL YET SO UNAWARE OF IT. The 1975 have been all over the world on this tour. They have already stopped in Indonesia and will be at the Summer Sonic festival in Japan later this month. Additionally, last week they announced new dates for their North American tour in the fall. This upcoming tour will also be the first time they perform in Mexico. If you missed these back to back shows at Lollapallooza and the House of Blues, don’t worry! The 1975 will return to Chicago before too long. They’ll be back to play at the Aragon Ballroom in November.