The 1975 cancel all 2021 dates amid COVID-19 pandemic: How to get refunds
12 January 2021, 13:09 | Updated: 12 January 2021, 13:42
Matty Healy and co have called the cancellation the "best course of action" due to the uncertainty surrounding live music amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 1975 have announced the cancellation of all of their scheduled 2021 dates.
The Love Me outfit were set to play previously rescheduled gigs at the likes of London's Finsbury Park on 10 July, but they have taken to social media to share the news that their live shows will be scrapped this year.
Frontman Matty Healy and co began: "We are really sorry to announce that we have made the decision to cancel all scheduled touring for 2021.
"These are incredibly difficult times for a lot of people, and until we can be sure that we will be able to play shows in a way that is safe for our fans and crew, we have decided the best course of action is to cancel our touring so that, where possible, everyone can get their tickets refunded sooner rather than later."
See their full post below:
Fans looking to find information on refunds for their Finsbury Park gig have been told to go to their point of purchase.
The Manchester band did add some good news, however, confirming that they were "currently making a new album" and look forward to seeing their fans when it was safe to do so.
Fans had mixed responses to the news, with some happy to receive an injection of cash back in these trying times and others just relieved the news wasn't worse.
Isabella wrote: "Knew this was coming but MAN does it suck".
Knew this was coming but MAN does it suck 😭— isabella✨⎕ (@dip_n_dotz) January 12, 2021
Katie said: "To say I’m gutted is an understatement but I think it was inevitable ... pesky virus x".
To say I’m gutted is an understatement but I think it was inevitable 😔... pesky virus x— Katie Butterworth (@popsandpeanut) January 12, 2021
Another joked: "My broke ass could do with the money from that refund tho fr".
ahaha that's what I was thinking, easy £80 back into my bank account.— Danny Sanders 🚀 (@dan_sanders345) January 12, 2021
However, others were just relieved it wasn't a breakup announcement.
Dude next time don’t use a black layout I almost had a heart attack! I thought it’s a disbandment announcement LOL— Pipe (@quitekooky) January 12, 2021
I thought you mfs were breaking up or something. just stay healthy and safe pls omfg.— jools she/her (@spookyjools) January 12, 2021
why did i think you guys broke up— tiana ⌷ (@Iossmyhead) January 12, 2021
The band were also set to travel across Europe in spring, on tour dates which would have taken them everywhere from Denmark to Barcelona.
Details on how to obtain refunds for these dates is yet to be shared online.