What Surprise twist awaits? Lewis Capaldi’s 1975 replacement at Reading and Leeds

The 1975, an English band, has been announced to replace Lewis Capaldi for the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Capaldi was known for his emotive and soulful music but had to cancel due to unexpected circumstances. Fans need not be depressed, as The 1975 will deliver an unforgettable festival experience with their energetic performances and anthemic, indie-pop sounds.

Fans and festival goers alike are excited about The 1975 joining the line-up. Their impressive discography spans four studio albums including the critically acclaimed release “A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships,” The band has a distinct and unique musical identity. The 1975 is known for their mix of socially conscious lyrics and catchy hooks. They also experiment with different genres. Their performance will leave festival goers in awe and wanting more.

The 1975 are stepping in for good pal Lewis Capaldi credit:Bang Showbiz

The 1975 have stepped in to support their friend Lewis Capaldi. Image credit: Bang Showbiz

The 1975 replaced Lewis Capaldi in Reading and Leeds.

Matty Healy, along with his bandmates, will be performing their self-titled debut 2013 album in its entirety at both venues this August Bank Holiday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the LP.

Lewis has withdrawn from all of his shows after his Glastonbury concert last month. He struggled with Tourette syndrome and was unable to perform.

Matty teased during his band’s performance at the TRNSMT Festival in Scotland, on Sunday (09.07.23). “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 set in London’s Finsbury Park.

The 34-year old singer of ‘About You,’ paid tribute to a 26-year old songwriter who had to stop touring after being forced to do so.

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.

“This is also a reflection that being a single artist can be difficult, because I would not have been able to do this show if it wasn’t for these incredible men and woman 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 you when needed, and all of the wonderful messages that followed. It truly means the world.

“The fact that this probably won’t come as a surprise doesn’t make it any easier to write, but I’m very sorry to let you all know I’m going to be taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future.

“I was able to watch shows like these for hours on end and had hoped that 3 weeks off would help me.

“But the truth is I’m still learning to adjust to the impact of my Tourette’s and on Saturday it become obvious that I need to spend much more time getting my mental and physical health in order, so I can keep doing everything I love for a long time to come.”

The songwriter of ‘Pointless,’ thanked all who supported him. “fortunate” To be able to take a step back when necessary.

He continued: “I know I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to take some time out when others can’t and I’d like to thank my amazing family, friends, team, medical professionals and all of you who’ve been so supportive every step of the way through the good times and even more so during this past year when I’ve needed it more than ever.

“Sorry to all who planned to see a show by the end of the calendar year. But I have to be healthy to give you the performance that you deserve.

“Playing for you every night is all I’ve ever dreamed of so this has been the most difficult decision of my life. I’ll be back as soon as I possibly can.

“Lewis x.”

Towards the end of his set, he said: “If that’s OK, we’ll play two more songs even if I’m not able to sing well.

“I’m really sorry, before I go any further. You’ve all come out and I’m really apologising. My voice is packing in.”

As he struggled to perform, fans sang the words back. He also suggested that he would be stopping for the remainder of the year.

He added that: “I feel like I’ll be taking another wee break for the next few weeks, you might not see me for the rest of the year. But when I do come back and I do see you, I hope you’re up for watching.”