Long queues snake through Kingston streets to get tickets to special gig at local venue

By Nub News Reporter

2nd Oct 2022 | Local News

Long queues formed outside a Kingston record store this morning (Sunday, 2 October) as fans of Manchester-based band The 1975 waited to buy tickets for a special gig at the PRYZM nightclub on Clarence Road later this month.

Some, towards the front of the queue, camped out overnight to enqure they got tickets.

Fans were not put off the the Sunday morning rain, nor the early hour of ticket sales, and from the back of the queue at around 9.30am were expected to have to wait several hours to get to the specialist music store Banquet Records and secure tickets for the event on Thursday, 13 October.

The gig marks the launch of the band's new album 'Being Funny In A Foreign Language',' which was also on sale alongside tickets at the record shop on Eden Street, from where the queues stretched back several hundred yards.

Formed in Manchester in 2002, The 1975 have established themselves as one of the defining bands of their generation and are followed by an ardent fanbase.

The band's previous album, 2020's 'Notes On A Conditional Form', became their fourth consecutive No. 1 album in the UK.

 The band were named NME's 'Band of the Decade' in 2020 after being crowned 'Best Group' at the BRIT Awards in both 2017 & 2019. Their third studio album, 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships', also won 'Mastercard British Album of the Year' at the 2019 ceremony. 

The band's fifth studio album was written by Matthew Healy & George Daniel and recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire, United Kingdom and Electric Lady Studios in New York.


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