‘The Man Who’ Live For The First Time
Headline On Blackheath 9th September
Play Manchester Bridgewater Hall 8th September
One of Britain’s best loved bands, Travis, are bringing their album ‘The Man Who’ to the stage in full for the first time this September. The band will play two very special shows at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall September 8th and London, On Blackheath, September 9th.
Released 18 years ago in May 1999, ‘The Man Who’ sounds as fresh today as it did then. One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, it spawned the timeless singles, ‘Writing To Reach You’, ‘Driftwood’, ‘Turn’ and possibly the band’s most iconic 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’ is going to be a joyous occasion.”
Produced by Nigel Godrich, ‘The Man Who’ spent an astonishing 11 weeks at Number 1, 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’.
To date Travis have enjoyed two No.1 LPs, five Top Ten singles, two BRIT Awards and more than 8 million record sales in their illustrious career and released their latest critically acclaimed album ‘Everything At Once’ in 2016.
Travis are singer/guitarist Fran Healy, bassist Dougie Payne, guitarist Andy Dunlop and drummer Neil Primrose.