POP rock favourites The 1975 have announced a headline UK arena tour for 2020 which includes a date at the BIC next February.

It’s in support of their upcoming fourth studio album Notes on a Conditional Form, which is due for release on February 21.

The album’s lead single People a guitar-laden missive to the Millennial generation, provoked controversy this month with its video which shows frontman Matt Healy wearing and detonating a suicide vest, which explodes into emojis.

Matt and his bandmates Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald and George Daniel have been together since they were at school, but although they have been around for nearly 18 years they are definitely the band of the moment.

Their last LP A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships won the award for Best British Album at the BRITs and is up for the Mercury Music Prize this week.

They also toured the globe this summer and returned to the UK to headline Reading and Leeds Festivals on August bank holiday weekend for the first time ever.

The four piece band had been together for more than ten years before they were plucked from obscurity, supported mainly by the BBC’s Introducing feature.

And The 1975 are no strangers to Bournemouth.

They played a sold-out date at the BIC in December 2016 and have also performed at the O2 Academy in Boscombe.

* The 1975 will play the Bournemouth International Centre on Wednesday, February 19 in 2020. Tickets will be on sale this Friday, September 20 via livenation.co.uk or visit bhlivetickets.co.uk for more information.