The 1975’s North American Tour Comes to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Wednesday, May 22

14 Jan 2019
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Richmond Raceway (Richmond) and AEG Presents will host The 1975’s North American Tour at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. The popular British pop-rock group’s tour is in support of their critically-acclaimed new album, “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.”

Tickets will go on sale to the general public online at vaculive.com and in-person at The National Box Office at 708 East Broad Street in Richmond, Va. on Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m

The 1975, one of the most popular pop-rock bands in the world, are a group originating from Manchester, England. They released their successful third full-length album, “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships,” in November of 2018. The second part of the full-length album, “Notes on a Conditional Form,” is scheduled for release later this year. 

The band’s second full-length album, “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it,” was released in 2016. The album rocketed up the U.K. Charts and U.S. Billboard 200 to take the band mainstream globally. The band’s self-titled debut album was released in 2013 and rose to the top of the U.K. Chart in its first week.

The 1975 consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew “Matty” Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel. The group met in 2002 as teenagers in high school, and covered punk songs before exploring making their own original music. Their first gigs were organized by a council worker, which eventually led to the band signing as The 1975.

The Commonwealth Mall at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! will feature concessions, displays, and merchandise on the day of the event, with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Parking for the event is located in Lot D, at the corner of Laburnum and Carolina Avenues, and can be accessed through Gate 4 on Laburnum Avenue. Parking is $10 cash only for the public and free for Virginia Credit Union members with lots opening at 5:00 p.m.

The 1975 concert tickets will be available for purchase to the public online at vaculive.com and in-person at The National Box Office on Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.

Virginia Credit Union LIVE! Concert Season

Virginia Credit Union LIVE! continues to bring top musical acts and superior concert experiences to music fans in the Richmond region. The venue has hosted top national recording artists such as Aerosmith, Sting, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Florida Georgia Line, and The Lumineers. This year’s Virginia Credit Union LIVE! concert season looks to be one of the best in the venue’s history.

The Avett Brothers, one of the top folk-rock acts in the country, bring their iconic sound to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! on Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. This will be the band’s first performance at the venue since July 25, 2013.

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s Strings Attached tour, a high-energy, rock and comedy show featuring costumes, props, a video wall, and for the first time, the Richmond Symphony, comes to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! on Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.

JoJo Siwa’s D.R.E.A.M. The Tour will be showcased at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. The D.R.E.A.M. tour will bring the viral Nickelodeon superstar’s youthful energy to the Virginia Credit Union LIVE! stage to highlight some of her certified platinum singles.

To purchase concert tickets and learn more about Virginia Credit Union LIVE!, visit vaculive.com or connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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