Nineties supergroup Travis have announced they are to play a special unplugged gig in Dundee.
The foursome – who are best known for their hit Why Does It Always Rain On Me? – will be promoting their latest album 10 Songs.
The gig will take place at Fat Sam’s on May 13 next year.
The band made the announcement in a video which saw Fran, dressed in the albums signature red boiler suit, joined by Neil Primrose, Andy Dunlop and Dougie Payne on a roundabout in a children’s play park.
We will perform a special unplugged show at Fat Sams, Dundee on Thursday 13th May in conjunction with the lovely people Assai Records. Tickets are on sale now!!Click link below: https://travis.lnk.to/assai
Posted by Travis on Wednesday, 30 September 2020
The new album is set to be released on October 9 and features the single A Ghost. The video for the song was hand drawn by frontman Fran Healey during the coronavirus lockdown.
Fran said: “The video started out as a mocked up picture of me and three ghosts playing the last chorus of the song in a deserted alleyway. Just when everything was ready to shoot, the world went into lockdown, so we had this great song with no way to make a video, so I decided to draw it.
“ It worked out that it would take around 30 days, with 2,500 drawings. Most of the animation is rotoscoped, and one day I was watching a sequence back and when it got to the end, it flashed and went into live action.
“This was the moment I realised I could shoot the mock up picture of me playing with my band of ghosts in the alleyway. It was clear that filming the last 47 seconds would save me 10 days of drawing, I could recruit my 14 year old son Clay as the cameraman as he has a drone, and most importantly, we could film it socially distant.
“It was the most bizarre video shoot I have ever worked on, but it turned out great.”