The Olympia Theatre
Monday 21st October 2013
TRAVIS, one of the UK’s best known bands, return after a five year hiatus with a brand new album and tour. They will make a very welcome return to the Olympia Theatre on Monday 21st October. Tickets priced from €27.50 including booking fee (Standing €29.50/Circle €29.50/Upper Circle or restricted view €27.50) on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets.
Approximate times as follows: doors open 7pm, support act Thomas J Speight around 8pm, with Travis due on stage about 9pm/9.15pm. We would expect the show to be over sometime between 10.30pm/11pm. Please note, times subject to change as always.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served.
‘Where You Stand’ will be the band's seventh album, it is due for release this August on their own re-launched label Red Telephone Box via Kobalt Label Services. Sounding and looking more invigorated than ever, the Scottish band, with “Super Swede” Michael Ilbert (The Hives/The Cardigans/The Wannadies) on production duties have delivered an album of effortless, melodic pop gems.
Written and recorded across London, Norway, New York, and taking in a production stint at Berlin’s legendary Hansa Studios (as enjoyed particularly by Bowie-fanatic Payne, who revelled in layering famous synthesisers of Low fame onto ‘A Different Room’), the band ended up recording the songs on the same sound desk that produced both ‘Ok Computer’ and their own breakthrough album ‘The Man Who’.
With two No.1 LPs, five Top Ten singles, two Brit Awards and more than 8 million record sales Travis crafted songs which resonated throughout UK households, striking an emotional chord with hits such as ‘Turn’, ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me’ and ‘Sing’. ‘Where You Stand’ is the follow-up to their 2008 album ‘Ode to J. Smith’. Travis are singer/guitarist Fran Healy, bassist Dougie Payne, guitarist Andy Dunlop and drummer Neil Primrose.