THE 1975's MATTY HEALY On The Philippines: "It's The First Place That We Felt Famous"
After performing in South Korea and enjoying their short leisure time in Japan, The 1975 flew to the Philippines for their concert at the MOA Arena last September 11. It's their fourth time in Manila and their third jam-packed arena show at the said venue.
Frontman Matty Healy was pleased to know that The 1975 has remained popular in the country since their last visit in 2016. “We’ve been to lots of places before we came back so it’s nice to be back here. We’re kinda big here, still, so it’s really cool,” he told VJ Samm.
And yes, their intensely supportive Filipino fans are the reason why the British band keeps coming back. "Oh, just the amount of people that like our band. Like it’s the first place that we came that we felt like, famous... It’s very weird when we first came here. Because people were so like, screaming and stuff and so yeah, it’s an amazing country. We love it. We always come back,” shared Matty.
Well Matty, we'll hold on to your promise during the concert that you'll be back again when you go on tour for your next album. In the meantime, check out this MYXclusive interview to hear his thoughts on The 1975's latest album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, their upcoming fourth album Notes On A Conditional Form and its lead single “People”.
Plus, get to know about his working relationship with his Filipino bestfriend No Rome, why they got inspired to collaborate with young environmental activist Greta Thunberg and more!