The 1975 have released a video for their new track Sincerity Is Scary, directed by Warren Fu (The Weeknd, Daft Punk, The Strokes, A Tribe Called Quest), which you can watch above. Sincerity Is Scary is the fourth track to be dropped ahead of the band’s their hotly-anticipated new album A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships which is set for release on 30 November.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, the band unveiled the tracklist for A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships during September while they also announced a major UK and Irish tour in support for early 2019. For tickets and further information on these dates, please visit The 1975’s official website.
The gigs kick off on 9 January at the SSE Arena and conclude on 25 January at Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena, with the band playing London’s 02 on 18 January. Support at all shows comes from Pale Waves and No Rome. In addition, The 1975 have now announced a major North American tour to follow their UK and European dates in 2019. The gigs kick off in Guadalajara, Mexico, 20 March and conclude on 3 June in Toronto, Canada.
Elsewhere in The 1975 news, the band were also today confirmed as one of the headlining acts for the 2019 Reading and Leeds Festivals. Matty Healy and co will be alongside Foo Fighters, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots in being announced to top the bill at next year’s festival this morning. Healy told the NME that their forthcoming festival slot fulfils a childhood dream, having attended Leeds Festival so much in their teens.
“The reason we’re doing it is I need to headline Reading and Leeds festival, because we went there as fans when we were kids,” Healy said. “Every time I [play] it, it’s like I might as well have just been there in the pit, jumped over the barrier and grabbed the mic. That’s how I feel at that festival. It’s sick. We went to Leeds like 10 times when we were kids.”