Following their performance at On Blackheath Festival last September and due to popular demand, Travis will be taking part in a special tour playing their classic album The Man Who live during full for two limited runs this June & December.
Travis were the first band I ever saw play live back in October 1999 at The Pyramids. I fell in love with the band off the back of that album and I’m made up by the news that they will be coming back to the south coast as part of the tour.
I cannot believe that it’s been nineteen years since the album was released! It contained the timeless singles, ‘Writing To Reach You,’ ‘Driftwood,’ ‘Turn’ and possibly the band’s most memorable song, ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me.’
“Songs are like emotional bookmarks in time,” Fran Healy said. “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!”
Produced by Nigel Godrich, ‘The Man Who’ spent an astonishing eleven weeks at Number one, selling nearly 3 million copies. It was the biggest selling UK album in 2000, propelled by an incendiary Glastonbury performance in the rain! Recognition quickly followed including Ivor Novello Awards for ‘Best Songwriter’ & ‘Best Contemporary Song’ for ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’ and BRIT Awards for ‘Best British Band’ and ‘Best British Album’.
Tickets go on sale this Friday and you can find more information over on the band’s website.