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Travis announce The Man Who nostalgia tour

By | Published on Wednesday 7 March 2018

Travis circa The Man Who

It’s nearly 20 years since Travis released their second album, ‘The Man Who’. I know this, because the band have just announced plans for the traditional nineteenth anniversary tour of that record. They will head out around the UK the play its songs in June and December this year.

“Songs are like emotional bookmarks in time”, says Fran Healy. “When you hear a song you are transported to those times and feel strong echoes of the feelings you felt. Rarely does an album have this ability, so performing ‘The Man Who’ once again will be a joy!”

I’m not sure if that means the album will transport you back or it won’t. Maybe it’ll be “a joy” because the album has no emotional resonance for him at all. But he seems to be saying that its songs do. He must have a very complicated relationship with this album. I’m not sure he should be playing it at all.

Anyway, here are the dates:

10 Jun: Liverpool, Philharmonic
12 Jun: London, Royal Festival Hall
14 Jun: Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
19 Jun: Plymouth, Pavilion
20 Jun: Brighton, Dome
21 Jun: Ipswich, Regent Theatre
25 Jun: Birmingham, Symphony Hall
26 Jun: Oxford, New Theatre
12 Dec: Portsmouth, Guildhall
13 Dec: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
15 Dec: Newcastle, City Hall
17 Dec: Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
18 Dec: Hull, City Hall
19 Dec: Manchester, Apollo
21 Dec: Glasgow, SSE Hydro