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travis tour2024Live-Music-Hall, Cologne, Germany
3rd September 2024

The sun rays are finding their way more and more often into the changeable Germany, and one or two warm days are enough for the feelings of happiness to explode and the summer playlists to start playing again. For those who need musical material for nighttime road trips or campfires with friends, it’s time to revisit the discography of the Scottish alternative rock band TRAVIS - because rarely has dreamy longing been packaged so beautifully in songs as by Fran, Andy, Dougie, and Neil.

The four met in 1990 at the Glasgow School of Art and quickly formed the band. The name TRAVIS is inspired by the protagonist of the film classic ‘Paris, Texas’ by Wim Wenders. In 1997, the band released their debut album ‘Good Feeling’, a mix of Classic Rock tracks and much tamer Britpop numbers - of which the first single ‘All I Want To Do Is Rock’ made it straight to the charts. Two years later, they continued with ‘The Man Who’, which included the hit ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’. The song stands out not only for its calming arrangement of strings, guitars, and Fran Healy’s unmistakably smooth, relatively high voice, but also for the relatability when Fran sings about feeling like everything is always out of order and he always gets more rain than sun - a feeling that everyone probably knows at times.

They then released more albums in quick succession and TRAVIS became a sort of OASIS successor with their melancholic Britpop. They achieved multi-platinum status, won the BRIT Award, and played at every major festival. This year, TRAVIS add another chapter to their extensive history when they release their tenth studio album ‘L.A. Times’ on July 12 and of course go on a big tour in the fall. A first taste of this is already available with the single ‘Gaslight’ - and it only makes you more excited to see the Scots with their yearning Britpop design live in Cologne, Berlin, and Hamburg in September.

Additional Concert Info
Doors: 19:00
Start: 20:00
Tickets: are available for 62.65 euros (plus charges pre-sale) via Eventim

Picture by Steve Gullick

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