Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sights and Sounds: Travis to return with 'Where You Stand' on August 20th

Very, very happy to hear that Travis is returning with a new album on August 20. Here is the official media release...




Travis Album Art  
Travis, one of the UK's best known bands, return after a five year hiatus with an impressive new album Where You Stand, out August 20th on their own re-launched label Red Telephone Box via Kobalt Label Services.

Sounding more invigorated than ever, the multi-million-selling Scottish quartet have delivered a stunning new album full of the cinematic pop and instantly anthemic songs that first caught the attention of critics and music fans on their breakthrough album "The Man Who."

Check out the new video for the charmingly emotive title track here:

Travis will head out on tour this July that will include performances at T In The Park and the V Festival (UK), plus shows across Europe, Russia and a US headlining tour that begins September 19th in Philadelphia. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 21stat

After an incredible sixteen-year run that includes two number one albums, three Brit awards, five Top 10 singles, 12 Top 20 singles, and countless sold-out shows around the world, it was time for the band to take a well-deserved break.

"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 is the sound of a rejuvenated band fearlessly delivering an album that embodies the spirit of their early years. From the album's opener "Mother," a bracing rush of harmonic pop with chiming piano, to the nu-wave of "Moving," the soulful "Warning Sign," and the cinematic piano ballad "The Big Screen," Where You Stand captures the urgency and fresh songwriting of four talented musicians. 

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 "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."

Stay tuned for more music, news and more!

Tour Dates (more to be announced):

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
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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