The 1975 replaced Lewis Capaldi in Reading and Leeds.
Matty Healy, along with his bandmates, will be performing their 2013 self-titled album at both venues this August Bank Holiday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the LP.
Lewis pulled out of all his concerts following his Glastonbury show last month where he struggled to perform because of Tourette’s Syndrome.
Matty teased the crowd during Sunday’s (09.07.23) set at TRNSMT in Scotland: “So, on Saturday (26.08.23) at Reading and Sunday (27.08.23) at Leeds in celebration of 10 years of our debut album, The 1975 will be playing that album in full in support of our good friend Lewis Capaldi. If you’ve got tickets, good for you. If you haven’t, go and get them. We’ll see you there.”
Matty has recently given a sweet shout-out to Lewis, his best friend. This was during The 1975 headline show at London’s Finsbury Park.
After being forced from touring, ‘About You,’ 34, paid homage to ‘Someone You love,’ 26.
Matty said that Lewis had contacted him on the day he announced his cancellation of concerts.
On July 2, he told the crowd: “I want to send my sincerest thoughts to Lewis Capaldi who is a good friend of mine. Who on the day when he had to cancel his tour, checked in on me.
“It’s also a reflection of how difficult it is to be a solo performer, as I wouldn’t be doing this show without these incredible men and women who are behind me.”
The musician – who revealed in 2022 that he’d been diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome – confirmed he needs to spend more time focusing on his “Mental and physical well-being” after fans rallied behind him when he struggled during his Glastonbury Festival set, which marked his first show in almost a month.
In a lengthy statement shared on social media, he said: “Glastonbury has been a great experience for me. I appreciate you having me there, singing with me when needed, and all of the wonderful messages that followed. It truly means the world.
“I’m sorry, but this isn’t going to come as a big surprise. I will be taking a short break from touring in the near future.
“I used to be able to enjoy every second of shows like this and I’d hoped 3 weeks away would sort me out.
“It’s true that I’m still learning about the impact of Tourette syndrome. And on Saturday, I realized I have to invest more time in my mental and physical well-being to continue to do what I enjoy for many years to come.”
The ‘Pointless’ hitmaker thanked everyone who has supported him and said he feels “fortunate” to have the freedom to step back when he needs to.
He continued: “I know that I am incredibly lucky to be able take time off when others cannot. I would like to thank all of my family, friends and team members, as well as the medical professionals, for their support throughout the years, and especially during the past year, when I needed it most.
“I’m so incredibly sorry to everyone who had planned to come to a show before the end of the year but I need to feel well to perform at the standard you all deserve.
“It’s been the hardest decision of my entire life to make. I have always wanted to play for you. I’ll return as soon as possible.
“All my love, always, Lewis x.”
At the end, he said that: “We’re gonna play two more songs if that’s okay, even if I can’t sing properly.
“Please accept my sincere apologies before I proceed. All of you have come out, and I am really sorry. My voice is fading.”
Fans sang his words back to him as he was visibly struggling, and he suggested he wouldn’t be performing for the rest of the year.
He added: “You might not see me again for the rest the year. When I return and see you I hope you will be up for the show.”