Matty Healy of The 1975 recently sat down with The New York Times to discuss the offer he received from Ed Sheeran and why he turned it down. The 1975 is a famous group, and Ed Sheeran is a legend in the business. These two coming together would have been bliss for the music fans.
The same won’t happen as Matty Healy respectfully declined the offer. The 1975 singer and guitarist told NYT that he got offered a four-month tour of stadiums across the globe where he would make an unprecedented amount of money. The opportunity came with an offer to work with the greatest singer-songwriter in the world. He even tweeted about it:
just to be clear I have mad respect for Ed Sheeran and I didn’t decline sharing a stage with him I just wanted to do our own shows instead and he’s always been so nice to me personally and publicaly so don’t start a twitter thing for fun
— Matty (@MatthewTHealy) September 12, 2022
Healy refrained from using Sheeran’s name, but upon being asked, he admitted it was Sheeran. Matty got offered the opportunity to be the focal support and do anything he saw fit in the studio. Healy said that the money being offered was humungous. He even mentioned that it wasn’t just what got offered as it was what he could afford, and then triple the amount. The amount on the table was insane. The big question arises on why anyone would deny such a lucrative offer.
Matty said he didn’t want to do a different genre because if you aren’t good at something, don’t do it before you create a mess for yourself. It’s an excellent choice, considering how you can ruin two boats if you don’t know how to row either.
The 1975 have added two extra dates to their recently-announced 2023 UK and Ireland tour, and you should grab the tickets to them before they sell out. The band also releases their fifth album, ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language,‘ next month.
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