English pop-rock band The 1975 is currently on their “At Their Very Best” tour, in support of their new album “Being Funny in a Foreign Language.” The tour just started on November 3rd in Uncasville, Connecticut but has already had some controversial moments seemingly by design.
In the middle of each show lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel exit the stage leaving lead singer Matty Healy solo. During this time he takes hits from an oxygen mask while sitting on a sofa with his shirt unbuttoned and rubbing his crotch. Until he eventually does some push-ups in front of a stack of old TVs playing incoherent political content.
Then he occasionally eats a slab of raw meat just for funsies. When asked about the raw meat eating Healy responded; “Did you see all the conversation asking if it was real meat or not? I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to fabricate meat. I’d probably be more worried about eating some weird prop.” A few times this bloody treat was enjoyed right before locking lips with fans or a fellow bandmate.
It was during this segment at a concert in Kentucky on December 16th where the singer got a tattoo. Footage shows Healy casually sitting on a couch smoking a cigarette. A tattoo artist then comes on the stage and inks “I’m a man” across his bare chest. There are also rumors a fan got the same tattoo later on in the show. But there is seemingly no footage confirming that.
If there is significance to the tattoo Healy has yet to share it. But it seems The 1975 and their lead singer take a very “no sense makes sense” approach to their stage shows. And clearly, the audience is at least intrigued by it, if not outright supportive given the cheers on the video. For a tour that is less than 2 months old, we are sure there will be more wild antics to report before it is all over.
Check out videos of Healy getting the tattoo below: