"The Beautiful Occupation" outside UK Chart!
I'm sorry to tell you that for the first time Travis missed the top 40 of the UK Chart. The second single taken from '12 Memories' - "The Beautiful Occupation" entered the chart at number 48! I don't know how did it happen but it happened. If you live in the UK and still don't have the single - please buy it! Do it for Travis and for yourself - the single is really great, b-sides are fantastic! Let's hope that "The Beautiful Occupation" will enter the top 40 next week.
Last friday Travis appeared on the Ken Bruce show on BBC Radio Two. They played few songs including Wham's 'Last Christmas'. Listen to the songs and see the pictures from this session:

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Love will come through 


The Beautiful Occupation 




Last Christmas 

For more details enter: www.bbc.co.uk/radio2 (pictures and songs are taken from bbc.co.uk)
Release of "The Beautiful Occupation"
Travis announced they will release 'THE BEAUTIFUL OCCUPATION' as their next single. It will be released on December 15
You have a chance to win a copy of Re-Offender. For details enter competition
Release of "12 Memories"
"Re-Offender" entered UK chart at number 7
Travis are set to launch the first leg of MTV's 'Road To Edinburgh' tour with a free live concert to celebrate 10 years of the MTV Europe Music Awards at London's Royal Festival Hall on September 29, 2003. Travis will be joined by Skin and Polish group Myslovitz. The concert will be made into a one-hour television show to air live across MTV Networks Europe from 9th October 2003.

MTV Europe’s ‘Road To Edinburgh’ will be transmitted across MTV Europe’s 113 million homes from October 9.
Travis will perform an exclusive set to be recorded at CD:UK next Saturday, 13th September. There is a competition on travisonline where you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to see it. Visit travisonline to see all the instructions. Good luck!




2.The Beautiful Occupation
4.Peace The Fuck Out
5.How Many Hearts
7.Somewhere else
8.Love will come through  
9.Mid-Life Krysis  
10.Happy To Hang Around
11.Walking Down The Hill
As announced on Radio 1, Travis will be headlining at the One Big Weekend in Cardiff on Sunday the 14 September, 2003. Other acts appearing include  The Thrills, Kosheen, The Darkness, Starsailor, Dido, Pink.
Track listing for the single Re-Offender is:

1. Re-Offender 
2. Definition of Wrong
3. Enemy


1. Re-Offender 
2. The Sea
3. Don't Be Shy

Exclusive to travisonline - video to "Re-offender" - shot by Anton Corbijn in and around Glasgow, is.

Travis will release new single on 29th September and it's called 'Re-Offender'. The new album is called '12 Memories' and will be available in October (13 October according to xfm.co.uk). 

A post from Fran on travisonline:

"Hello all, we are in Tokyo. All is well. Summer Sonic was summery and very sonic.

"Right. OK. Announcement. OFFICIAL. Straight from the horse's mouth. First things first. Travis will release their first single on 29th September and it's called 'Re-Offender'. Secondly the new album is called '12 Memories' and will be available in October.

"That's all for now. More details will follow soon. Sorry it's so short but we are late for a very important date. Must dash. Speak soon. Luv Fran xxx."

Yesterday Travis performed at Concern Concert For Africa in Edinburgh. They played five new songs - three brand new tunes – ‘Re-Offender’, ‘Definition Of Wrong’ and ‘How Many Hearts’ – as well as ‘Beautiful Occupation’, which was included on ‘Hope’, and ‘Love Will Come Through’, which featured on the soundtrack to the film ‘Moonlight Mile’.

Full set-list:

  • 'Writing To Reach You’
  • ‘Beautiful Occupation’
  • ‘Sing’
  • ‘Driftwood’
  • ‘As You Are’
  • ‘Re-Offender’
  • ‘The Fear’
  • ‘Side’
  • ‘Indefinitely’
  • ‘Love Will Come Through’
  • ‘Good Day To Die’
  • ‘Humpty Dumpty Love Song’
  • ‘Definition Of Wrong’
  • ‘Turn’
  • ‘How Many Hearts’
  • ‘Coming Around’
  • ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?

taken from: www.nme.com

Virgin Radio listeners have voted for their favourite songs of the past decade, and Travis are in at number five with "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?"

For the full results visit: VIRGIN RADIO

TRAVIS have almost finished their new album. Fran has said the record is almost complete, and is expected to be released sometime in the autumn. He told XFM: "We have been recording, and we’re confidently close to having a very cool record finished. Everyone that’s heard it says it sounds quite a bit ‘different’. I don’t think so, I think it still sounds like us, but then again you never really know how others hear you." Travis will be playing a series of European and Japanese Festival shows this summer (all details in tour dates), and further dates are expected to be announced shortly.

taken from: www.nme.com

On 21st April a brand new song from Travis entitled “The Beautiful Occupation” will be released on “Hope” the Warchild album, to help the child victims of the war in Iraq. All profits from “Hope” -- released in association with the Daily Mirror -- will be donated to the War Child charity for their specific work in Iraq.

“Our prayers are with all those affected by this war. We hope that by contributing to the Hope album, we can help raise the much needed funds that will provide immediate aid and relief to the children of Iraq” – Fran Healy.

Track Listings:

1. Loving The Alien - David Bowie
2. Calico Skies - Paul McCartney
3. The Grave - George Michael
4. Vietnam - New Order
5. Peace Train - Yusuf Islam
6. Love's in Need of Love Today - Beverley Knight
7. In The Ghetto - Ronan Keating
8. The Beautiful Occupation - Travis
9. Stand up as People - Lee Ryan
10. Nearer - Moby
11. Love Is The Answer - Bassment Jaxx feat. Yellowman
12. We Got to Have Peace - Charlatans
13. Ooh Child - Beth Orton
14. The Wolf Covers Its Tracks - Billy Bragg
15. Hold On (War Child Mix) - Spiritualised
16. Ms Dynamite feat. George Michael - Faith
17. Border Song - Tom McRae
18. Knocking on Heaven's Door - Avril Lavigne

Travis are nominated in the favourite UK Band category at this years Capital Awards. If you'd like to cast your vote you can do that online at www.capitalfm.com/capitalawards

Voting closes on 9th April. Last year Travis picked up the award for Favourite Album for ‘The Invisible Band’.

Fran Healy performed on 15th March at the gig 'One Big No'. He ended the evening with two songs, ‘Turn’, and a brand new track titled ‘The Beautiful Occupation’. He told the crowd the song was written in October last year, and was about "the current situation".



taken from: www.nme.com

FRAN HEALY, Garbage, Beth Orton and comedian Mark Thomas have been added to the bill for Emily Eavis' 'One Big No' anti-war gig in London this weekend (March 15).

Emily, daughter of Glastonbury founder Michael has been putting the bill together with Lily Sobhani. The event will take on a similar feel to her recent 'Make Trade Fair' charity gig at the London Astoria. 

taken from: www.nme.com


TRAVIS is amongst stars who have signed a newspaper advert opposed to proposed military action on IRAQ

A full-page advert has been taken out in today's The Guardian newspaper by the 'No War On Iraq Liaison' group, signed by a variety of MPs, musicians and public figures.

The advert reads: "We add our voices to the growing and broad range of domestic and international opinion opposed to the United States proposed military action on Iraq.

"We believe that such a war would be both immoral and contrary to international law. It would inevitably further destabalise the situation in the Middle East. We urge the British government to withhold support for a war on Iraq and call on all who support peace and respect international law to take a similar stand."

taken from: www.nme.com

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