The 1975’s new album debuts at No 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart

I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it — the eagerly awaited new album from UK quartet The 1975 — has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, bowing with 108,000 album equivalent units. The album also sits atop the album charts in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Manchester four-piece join the esteemed ranks of The Beatles, Radiohead and David Bowie, amongst others, who all simultaneously debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and the Official U.K. Albums Chart. Their self-titled debut album, certified Gold in the US, also entered the UK charts at No. 1 and went on to sell one million copies worldwide.

The 1975 kicked off the album’s release week with an Apple Music live concert from a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles and with an exclusive interview for Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio. Apple Music users can watch both. In addition, a collective 5,000 fans turned up at pop-up events in New York City and London to meet the band. The London pop-up was collaboration between The 1975, art director Samuel Burgess Johnson, and Tumblr for an IRL event. For the New York pop up, Instagram’s @Music gave fans a behind-the-scenes look. The 1975 recently performed on Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by frontman Matty Healy and drummer George Daniel, alongside production collaborator Mike Crossey, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it available via Dirty Hit / Interscope Records distills The 1975’s love for ‘80s sonics into something that sounds completely contemporary. I like it when you sleep… can be purchased in a variety of physical formats: CD, double gatefold vinyl on heavyweight transparent vinyl, and as a super deluxe box set. This week the band’s current single, “The Sound” was most added at modern rock radio.

The 1975 has announce new tour dates for June. A ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday, March 8th at 10 am local time and tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 11th. Tickets are available via their website. The band previously announced its 2016 headline tour, which hits major cities including Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Boston’s Tsongas Center, Columbus’ LC Pavilion, Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and more. The band will also perform at this year’s Coachella and Firefly festivals.

Tour Dates:

April 17 Indio, CA Coachella Music Festival
April 18 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Expo Hall
April 19 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Expo Hall
April 21 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
April 22 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
April 23 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
April 24 Indio, CA Coachella Music Festival
April 26 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 27 Vancouver, BC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
April 28 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
April 30 Frisco, TX Edgefest
May 2 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 3 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
May 4 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
May 5 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheatre
May 7 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 8 New Orleans, LA Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
May 10 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater
May 11 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater
May 13 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
May 14 Columbia, MD Sweetlife Festival
May 17 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
May 18 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
May 20 Toronto, ON TD Echo Beach
May 21 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
May 22 Columbus, OH EXPRESS LIVE! Outdoor
May 24 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
May 25 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
June 12 Charlottesville, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
June 13 Norfolk, VA Old Dominion University Constant Convocation Center -96x
June 14 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium
June 15 Charlotte, NC The Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory
June 17 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
June 18 Seaside Heights, NJ Shadow of the City Festival
June 16-19 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival

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