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Sophie McLaughlin

Matty Healy tells fans Northern Ireland is the only place he'll not talk politics at SSE Belfast show

The 1975 made a triumphant return to Belfast last night as crowds got to witness the magic of the acclaimed 'At Their Very Best' tour at the SSE Arena.

Having dominated the TikTok 'For You' page throughout the duration of the tour, fans were in anticipation of what wild antics frontman Matty Healy would bring to Northern Ireland.

Known for speaking his mind, his rugged rockstar mentality and pushing the boundaries at every show, everyone was ready to hear what hilarious insights Healy would have about here.

Read more: The 1975 truly 'At Their Very Best' after return to the SSE Arena Belfast

However the 33-year-old revealed that Northern Ireland may be the only place that can shut him up.

During a break in the performance where Matty was addressing the Belfast crowd directly, he said that while he is never afraid to speak his mind, he has "completely nothing" political to say when he visits Belfast.

On stage in Belfast, he said: "I'm like banned from Dubai - I go to countries, I go to cities all over the world and there are intense people who are like 'don't say anything'.

"'Don't say anything political or anything like that' and I'm always like 'yeah whatever'.

Matty Healy of The 1975 performs at The O2 Arena (Burak Cingi/Redferns for ABA)

"But when it comes to Belfast, I'm like '...yes I can'."

The crowd erupted into cheers and laughter as Healy pulled faces and gave a double thumbs up to acknowledge that he'd not be talking on it any time soon.

"Completely nothing," he added.

TikTok has already blown up with videos from Belfast's Monday gig with fans arguing that Northern Ireland received one of the band's best performances of the entire tour.


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