Now approaching a decade of designing concept light shows for Manchester-based pop rock band The 1975 – earning him a prestigious KOI award in the process – Tobias Rylander once again delivered an inspired and original look for the band’s current world tour, with assistance from over 100 of GLP’s impression FR10 Bars.
After completing a handful of late autumn dates in the USA, the band headed back across the Atlantic for the start of the new year for arena dates in the UK and Republic of Ireland, before taking on Europe and other parts of the world.
Aptly named At Their Very Best, the ambitious live show combines imaginative story-telling with choreography, wrapped within a set design centred around a sprawling two-storey house.
According to Rylander, lead singer Matty Healy has always had a clear vision for the band’s albums and tour campaigns, dating back to the beginning:
“They have come a long way since we first met in L.A. during their ‘black and white’ era,” he reflects. “Matty and I challenge each other in a deep and creative way – he always pushes me beyond my comfort zones and sometimes over the edge. I feel like he trusts me to understand where he is going with his ideas, his references and his way to communicate his art to the concertgoers.”