Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Scotland's Travis back after long hiatus

Travis return after a five year hiatus with an impressive new album Where You Stand, out August 20 on their own re-launched label Red Telephone Box via Kobalt Label Services.

Check out the new video for the title track here:

Travis will head out on tour in Europe this July and a US headlining tour that begins in September (see below). Tickets go on sale June 21 at

After a 16-year run that included two No. 1 albums, three BRIT  awards, five Top 10 singles and 12 Top 20 singles, it was time for the band to take a well-deserved break after 2008's "Ode to J. Smith."
"It's a lovely life," reflects bassist Dougie Payne, "but when you do it relentlessly, there's a point when it snaps you. We decided to take a break to spend time with our families. You stay away as long as it takes" he says of the well-judged fallow period "so you feel that hunger and desire to get back to it same as you did at the start."

Where You Stand includes such songs as "Mother," "Moving," "Warning Sign," and "The Big Screen."

Written and recorded across London, Norway, New York and Berlin's legendary Hansa Studios, Where You Stand was produced by Michael Ilbert on the same sound desk used on both Travis' breakthrough "The Man Who" and Radiohead's "OK Computer."

For a group as close-knit as Travis, none of the sales, awards and adulation earned would be worth it if they weren't still together, let alone in an infinitely stronger, happier place.

"When you're in a band, you're in a band forever - its a life thing," reasons lead singer Fran Healy. "For me it's family."

Tour Dates

July 13                                     T In The Park                                           Balado, UK
July 19                                     Hammershaus Fairtrade Concert            Bornholm, Denmark
July 24                                     Sandown Park                                         Esher, UK
August 16                                Sonorama Festival                             Aranda de Duero, Spain
August 17-18                           V Festival                                             Chelmsford, UK
August 24                              Winterthurer Musikfestwochen              Winterthur, Switzerland
September 19                        Keswick Theater                                             Philadelphia, PA
September 20                        Lincoln Theater                                               Washington, DC
September 22                        House of Blues                                                Boston, MA
September 23                        Webster Hall                                                    New York, NY
September 25                        Sound Academy                                              Toronto, ON
September 26                        Royal Oak                                                       Detroit, MI
September 27                        The Vic                                                           Chicago, IL
September 29                        Harrah's                                                          Kansas City, MO
October 1                               Gothic Theater                                               Denver, CO
October 4                               The Wiltern                                                    Los Angeles, CA
October 5                               Regency Ballroom                                        San Francisco, CA
October 6                               House Of Blues                                            San Diego, CA
October 10                            Teatro Studio                                              Guadalajara, Mexico
October 12                            Corona Fest                                                Mexico City, Mexico
November 27                       Crocus City Hall                                           Moscow, Russia

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