The 1975 performed a homecoming gig at Manchester’s AO Arena last night (January 20) and were joined by special guest Charli XCX – watch footage below.

READ MORE: The 1975: “I’d rather be a pretend supervillain than some pretend hero”

After performing ‘When We Are Together’ from recent album ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’, The 1975 left the stage only for a knock to be heard at the door of the on-stage house.

Charli XCX then appeared and asked the crowd “where my fucking gays at” before launching into 2015 track ‘Vroom Vroom’. Check out fan shot footage below.

CHARLI XCX SPECIAL GUEST FUCK OFF #THE1975 pic.twitter.com/PGPSrDmniP

— The 1975 (@The1975Updates) January 20, 2023

.@the1975 brought out Charli XCX to perform ‘Vroom Vroom’ at their show tonight

@zachredrup

pic.twitter.com/T3gCkiPPu5

— CHARLI XCX UPDATES (@FckyeahCharli) January 20, 2023

Elsewhere during the show, The 1975 performed ‘Menswear’ from their 2013 self-titled debut album. It was the first time the band had performed the song live since 2020.

WTF MENSWEAR pic.twitter.com/CLF9E4kXGX

— Andy Luckman (@AndyLUC91) January 20, 2023

FUCKING MENSWEAR IN MANCHESTER #The1975

pic.twitter.com/Jxb2leyhES

— The 1975 Updates (@The1975_Tour) January 20, 2023

Last week, at the first of two shows at London’s O2 Arena, The 1975 were joined onstage by Taylor Swift.

The singer-songwriter made a dramatic entrance towards the end of Matty Healy and co’s ‘At Their Very Best’ show and asked “Is it OK if I sing? I was thinking of doing one I never played live before” ahead of performing an acoustic cover of ‘Anti-Hero’ from her recent album ‘Midnights’.

She then went on to perform an acoustic solo cover of The 1975’s ‘The City’.

On the North American leg of the tour, The 1975 were joined by Phoebe Bridgers in Los Angeles as she covered ‘Milk’ while in San Francisco, Jack Antonoff took to the stage to perform a medley of Bleachers songs.

Yesterday, Charli XCX teamed up with The 1975‘s George Daniel to remix Caroline Polachek‘s new single ‘Welcome To My Island’. Back in 2021, Charli teamed up with The 1975 and No Rome for ‘Spinning’.

The 1975 have six shows left of the UK leg of their At Their Very Best Tour ahead of an intimate charity gig at Manchester’s Gorilla. Grab any remaining tickets here and check out the dates below.

JANUARY
Sunday 22 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Monday 23 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Wednesday 25 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
Thursday 26 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Sunday 29 – Dublin, 3Arena
Monday 30 – Belfast, The SSE Arena

FEBRUARY 2023
Wednesday 1 – Manchester, Gorilla

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