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.
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 ticketmaster.com
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."
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