The 1975’s Matty Healy jokes about being banned from Malaysia at Lollapalooza – Billboard

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Who would have thought that The 1975 singer Matty Healy wouldn’t mention the band’s recent controversial show in Malaysia, their first since that international incident? After all, the group’s set It was Healy’s intransigence of the country’s anti-LGBTQ laws, not to mention his on-stage same-sex kiss with bassist Ross McDonald, that led to the shortening and cancellation of the Good Vibes Festival and Healy’s claims. His group is currently banned from leaving Kuala Lumpur.

Now, Healy took the issue head-on, in a way, Friday night (Aug. 4) during his typically raucous and unpredictable headline slot at Chicago’s Lollapalooza. On the other side of the park, Kendrick Lamar took the top spot while performing on the Bud Light Stage in 1975, when “It’s Not Living If It’s Not With You” During the intro, Healy said:do you want my travel tips? Don’t go…”

But he couldn’t finish the thought. Because, as bands often do during this breakup, they cut him off before he could say anything else to confuse them.

At another point in the set, which included songs from “Chocolate,” “Oh Caroline,” “Somebody Else,” and even “Love It If We Made It,” Healy once again demonstrated his headline-making talent. He seemed to be hinting at this, and joked, “I wonder what he’ll do.” We’ll do it without a little drama, right? ” before drinking from the flask I always have on hand.

There were some other unpredictable moments in this set. During “Robbers,” Healy spotted one of his musical heroes in the photo pit, then stole a moment and jumped off the stage to go in for a hug. Healy, who appeared to be stunned by the scene, rushed to hug Blink-182 singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge, who looked shocked. As he continued singing, holding a microphone and a cigarette in his right hand, Healy paused and said to Tom:i love you very muchI love you very much.

Hours earlier, DeLonge had been in the same area during a high-energy, deadly set for “30 Seconds to Mars,” when singer and rock climber Jared Leto tethered him from the stage. I took my breath away as I free-falled. crowd.

After the song ended, Healy told the large crowd how excited he was to meet one of the rock icons. “He’s the one who inspired me to talk about my dk the way I do, and for that I’m forever grateful,” he says, paying homage to Blink’s proud history of youth lyricism. joked about DeLong.

Set from Lollapalooza Soldiers, Morgan Wade, Alex G, Pusha T, Odessa, and Tomorrow X Together on Saturday night (August 5). The massive four-day festival kicks off Sunday night (August 6) with music from Joey Bada$$, Albuvaiz, Lil Yachty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey and more. close.

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