Multi-platinum Scottish rock band Travis are going on tour this November in select US cities, with tickets and VIP packages on sale Friday, March 4th via the band’s website at travisonline.com. The tour includes show dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City and Washington DC. The select string of performances are set to commemorate the 20th anniversary reissue of their worldwide chart topping album The Invisible Band, now available as a deluxe box set, as well as LP, CD, and digital formats via Craft Recordings.
Earlier this year, Travis were forced to cancel their extensive US tour dates due to an unexpected hand injury incurred when frontman Fran Healy rescued a dog caught amongst a multi-car accident outside of his home. See the full coverage on Rolling Stone here. Following Fran’s recovery, the band are excited to announce new select tour dates in the US for the fall and hope to return for more shows across the States in 2023.
In his own words, Healy shares, “In an attempt to save a dog, my finger was mashed up and so we had to cancel the April 2022 US tour. Now, we’re happy to announce 5 dates in the US in November. We will come around again for more but our recording schedule meant we could only do part of the tour. We look forward to seeing you there.”
On getting to revisit the album with a tour, Healy also remarked "To support the reissue of The Invisible Band on vinyl on its 20th birthday we are excited to bring it all back home... well, home to where the album was recorded, to the US. It's been such a long time since we toured America. We cannot wait to get out there and play the album live."
Travis has recently appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show with a performance of their major hit single “Sing” from The Invisible Band. The electric performance of “Sing” took place inside the historic Saint Luke’s Church in Glasgow. Clarkson showed her appreciation for the musical guests, citing the longevity of Travis’ career as a “mainstay on the British rock scene for decades.” The band also recently appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
The Invisible Band is an iconic album from Travis, one that inspired the careers of Keane and Coldplay, along with many others, while charting at #1 on the UK Albums Chart and holding rank on the Billboard 200 Chart for seven weeks in the US. After only one year of the album’s release, it was certified 4x platinum, marking Travis as one of the most influential bands of the era.
The deluxe reissue of The Invisible Band is out now and features the original album remastered by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Emily Lazar, as well as original B-sides, previously unreleased demos, live sessions and alternate takes.
The special limited-edition 20th Anniversary box set features the material across two CDs and two 180-gram, ultra-clear vinyl LPs, cut at London’s Air Studios. The set includes an extensive book with unseen session photography, handwritten lyrics and essays from the band plus contributions from the original producer Nigel Godrich. A limited number of hand-numbered postcards, signed by all four of the band, are available via the Travis official store here.
The Invisible Band reissue is also available on standard black vinyl for the first time on the format since its original release. A limited green vinyl pressing is available via independent record stores, as well as a 2-CD standard edition.
For more information on Travis and future tour updates, visit travisonline.com.
2022 US TOUR DATES:
Fri Nov 04 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
Sat Nov 05 - Los Angeles, CA - Theatre at The Ace
Mon Nov 07 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Tue Nov 08 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Wed Nov 09 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club