Travis have announced a UK tour including a Manchester gig at the Albert Hall in December.

The Manchester gig is one of 12 UK dates they have announced – they will also headline a Liverpool gig at the Olympia.

News of the UK tour comes as Travis release their new single Bus, accompanied by a video directed by Fran Healy.  The song is the opening track of the band’s upcoming 10th studio album L.A. Times which lands on 12 July.  Speaking about the album, singer Fran Healy described L.A. Times as “our most personal album since The Man Who. There was a lot of big stuff to write about back then, the tectonic plates had shifted in my life. I was 22 when I was writing those songs. They were my therapy. Over 20 years later and the plates have shifted again. There’s a lot to talk about.”

On writing Bus, he added, “I was on holiday, staring out the window, watching all the boats bobbing on the sea. I was trying to write a song and nothing was coming. It reminded me of all the years I spent waiting on buses. You never think it’s going to come, but if you wait long enough it usually turns up. Looking out at the sea at all the little sailing boats, I imagined all the bands and artists sitting in them waiting on that freak gust of wind to blow them to fame and fortune. We caught a huge one in ’99 so I can testify to the random nature of it. In the middle of all these thoughts came a cool little melody and the song was written a few minutes later.”

As well as the UK tour, Travis will support The Killers at their four Co-Op Live Manchester gigs.

When do Travis headline at Manchester’s Albert Hall?

Travis headline at the Albert Hall Manchester on 6 December 2024.  They headline at Liverpool’s Olympia on 8 December 2024.  The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of 12 UK dates they have announced on their Raze The Bar Tour:
5 December – Leeds, O2 Academy
6 December – Manchester, Albert Hall
8 December – Liverpool, Olympia
9 December – Wolverhampton, The Halls
10 December – Nottingham, Rock City
11 December – Margate, Dreamland
13 December – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
15 December – Bristol, Beacon
17 December – Eastbourne, Winter Gardens
18 December – Sheffield, Octagon
19 December – Newcastle, City Hall
21 December – Glasgow, OVO Hydro

When do tickets for Travis’ UK tour go on sale?

Tickets for Travis’ UK tour go on sale at 9am on 14 June 2024.


image of Travis courtesy Steve Gullick