Travis Return From Hiatus With New Album and Tour

06/20/2013
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Travis have officially ended their five year long hiatus and regrouped to record their new studio album, "Where You Stand," which will be released on August 20th.

Fans will not have to wait until August to get a taste of what the new album will sound like as the band is giving fans an advance listed to the album's title track here.

"Where You Stand" was produced by Michael Ilbert who recorded the album on the same sound desk that was used on both "The Man Who" and Radiohead's "Ok Computer."

The album was written and recorded across London, Norway, New York and Berlin's legendary Hansa Studios and the band had the following to say about the end of their hiatus and return to making music, "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."

"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."

The band will also be making their live return this summer and have announced the initial dates from the globe spanning trek that will kick off in July and include performances at T In The Park and the V Festival (UK), plus shows across Europe, Russia and a North American headlining tour that begins September 19th in Philadelphia.

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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