- 06 Apr 23
The fan played frontman Matty Healy's signature red guitar and danced alongside the band.
The 1975 invited a fan on stage last night to perform hit 'Robbers' alongside the Manchester group.
Midway through the 20-song set at Bangkok's Impact Arena, frontman Matty Healy spotted a sign amongst the crowd. "It says 'I wanna play guitar for 'Robbers'," read the London-born singer into his mic.
“Wait a second," he paused. “Can you play it? Or are you just wanting to get on-stage? Can you play just the rhythm bit? [It’s] just E… you play E straight down the line? Come on then…”
Once on stage, Healy hugged the fan and announced him to the cheering crowd. The fan was then given a pair of headphones and Healy's red guitar.
“It takes a lot of balls to get up on a stage in front of this many people, ladies and gentlemen,” Healy told the crowd. He then mouthed a countdown to the fan who subsequently launched the track's opening chords.
"So cool, man," said the singer as the song faded out. "Welcome to the band.”
Healy's mother, English actress Denise Welch, then shared a clip of the performance to her Instagram. "I miss Matty so much when he’s on a world tour even though we talk all the time," she wrote in the caption. "But seeing videos like this melts my heart. In Bangkok (after a 38 hour trip from Mexico) making a young boys dream come true."
The 1975's Bangkok show came amidst the Asian-leg of the group's ‘At Their Very Best’ tour, which comes in support in of their fifth studio album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language.
The group will come to St. Anne's park in Dublin June 7th, and Musgrave Park in Cork on June 13th.