Brit popsters Travis head out on a tour to support their upcoming new album 12 Memories, due October 14th, starting with a two night stand at New York's Beacon Theater October 21st and 22nd.
The dozen songs on 12 Memories each refer to a specific episode from frontman Fran Healy's past. For example, the first single "Re-Offender" deals with the spousal abuse he observed firsthand growing up in Glasgow.
"It comes from a conversation I had with my mother," Healy says. "'Mom, why when Dad was being an absolute fuckin' nightmare to you, beating you up all the time, and why did you stay with him?"12 Memories
"I'd written them down because I'd had a drink," he says. "There will be covers, but I don't remember what they are -- but they'll be cool."
Travis tour dates:
10/21-22: New York, Beacon Theater
10/23: Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
10/25: Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theater
10/26: Boston, Orpheum Theater
10/28: Chicago, Riviera Theater
10/29: Detroit, State Theater
10/31: Toronto, Hummingbird Center