- 07 Jun 23
"We wish her all the love in the world and a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing you all this evening," the former Hot Press cover stars stated online.
Ahead of their eagerly anticipated show at St Anne's Park in Dublin this evening, June 7, The 1975 have announced that their special guest Caroline Polachek will no longer be supporting them.
In a statement shared on the band's social media pages this morning, they announced: "Our dear friend Caroline Polachek is unfortunately not in good enough health to join us at our Dublin show today. We wish her all the love in the world and a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing you all this evening."
Instead of Polachek opening the show, The 1975 have announced: "Support by Matty" – presumably referring to the band's lead singer, Matty Healy.
The somewhat vague statement has sparked a notable reaction among fans online – with many speculating and/or joking about what his set might involve.
"He will be playing only Oasis and Maroon 5 for the opener," one fan commented, in a reference to public spats The 1975 have previously had with members of the bands.
View this post on Instagram
Gates for this evening's show open at 5pm, with the show getting underway from 6pm.
The 1975's Irish dates – including today's Dublin show, and a gig at Musgrave Park in Cork on June 13 – follow the release of their 2022 album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language. Around the time of the release, the band starred on the cover of Hot Press.
Revisit that cover story interview here.