Lewis Capaldi Expertly Trolls The 1975 Fans As He Makes Surprise Appearance During Gig

Sorry to any Harry Styles fans in the audience.
Lewis Capaldi
Lewis Capaldi
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There was a surprise in store for fans of The 1975 at their show in Newcastle this week, when chart-topping singer Lewis Capaldi put in an unscheduled appearance.

And Lewis couldn’t resist a bit of trolling before he took to the stage.

Throughout their current Being Funny In A Foreign Language tour, the Somebody Else band has been joined on stage by a number of high-profile stars, and Wednesday night was no exception.

The 1975's Matty Healy performing at Reading Festival last year
The 1975's Matty Healy performing at Reading Festival last year
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However, they decided to have a bit of fun with their fans before Lewis’ surprise appearance – teasing that they were going to be joined by Harry Styles before the Someone You Loved singer took to the stage.

During his guest appearance, Lewis performed a cover of Love Story by Taylor Swift – who recently made headlines when she crashed The 1975’s show herself to deliver the first live rendition of her hit Antihero.

Following this, Lewis also performed The 1975′s early track Antichrist.

Earlier in the night, frontman Matty Healy was joined on stage by his dad – Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Benidorm actor Tim Healy – for a rendition of All I Need To Hear.

Previous surprise guests on The 1975’s latest tour have included Phoebe Bridgers, Jack Antonoff and Charli XCX.

Lewis is currently gearing up for the release of his second album Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent, which will arrive in May 2023.

The Scottish musician’s new album will include the number one hits Forget Me and Pointless, the latter of which was co-written by Ed Sheeran.

However, Lewis previously admitted to having to switch up one of the Grammy winner’s rather outdated lyrics on their collaboration.


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