Glasgow’s multiple BRIT and Ivor Novello-winning songwriting giants Travis reveal new single ‘Bus,’ the third offering from their upcoming 10th studio album L.A Times, out on 12th July via BMG. Alongside the new music, the band have also announced the Raze The Bar Tour; their first UK headline tour since 2022, playing 12 dates across England and Scotland this December. The single follows new song ‘Raze The Bar,’ which saw Travis joined by friends Chris Martin and Brandon Flowers, who provided additional vocals.

New single ‘Bus’ debuted on Radio 2 last night (6th June), and takes frontman Fran Healy back to his formative years in Glasgow. Its gently winding acoustic guitar, evocative strings and delicate vocals have become synonymous with Travis in the years of unimaginable success since. Now, instead of waiting for buses, frontman Fran Healy waits for songs to find him. Speaking about ‘Bus’, Fran says:

“I was on holiday, staring out the window, watching all the boats bobbing on the sea. I was trying to write a song and nothing was coming. It reminded me of all the years I spent waiting on buses. You never think it’s going to come, but if you wait long enough it usually turns up. Looking out at the sea at all the little sailing boats, I imagined all the bands and artists sitting in them waiting on that freak gust of wind to blow them to fame and fortune. We caught a huge one in ’99 so I can testify to the random nature of it. In the middle of all these thoughts came a cool little melody and the song was written a few minutes later.”

The track comes accompanied by a video, shot in Scotland, directed by Fran and featuring a fleeting guest appearance from friend of the band Adam Buxton. It sees the band waiting seemingly forever at a highlands bus stop whilst Fran dreams of escape. Speaking on his involvement, Adam Buxton says: “I’m honoured to have at least part of my face featured in the new video from a band I love. The dream is to one day land the full body cameo, but you’ve got to start somewhere.”

Travis will kick off their Raze The Bar Tour at Leeds O2 Academy on 5th December, with performances in Manchester, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, London and more to follow, before returning to Glasgow’s OVO Hydro on 21st December for a massive homecoming moment for one of the city’s best loved local bands. They’ll be supported by Hamish Hawk across all the UK dates. Fans who pre order L.A Times from the official artist store here will receive access to an exclusive fan presale for the tour. The artist presale will run from 9am on 12th June until the general sale, which starts at 9am BST on Friday 14th June – general sale tickets available here.

Raze The Bar Tour UK Headline Dates
5 December O2 Academy, Leeds
6 December Albert Hall, Manchester
8 December Olympia, Liverpool
9 December The Halls, Wolverhampton
10 December Rock City, Nottingham
11 December Dreamland, Margate
13 December O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
15 December Beacon, Bristol
17 December Winter Gardens, Eastbourne
18 December Octagon, Sheffield
19 December City Hall, Newcastle
21 December OVO Hydro, Glasgow

Arena Tour Dates w/ The Killers
12 June 3Arena, Dublin
14 June 3Arena, Dublin
15 June 3Arena, Dublin
18 June Co-op Live Arena, Manchester
19 June Co-op Live Arena, Manchester
21 June Co-op Live Arena, Manchester
22 June Co-op Live Arena, Manchester
25 June OVO Hydro, Glasgow
26 June OVO Hydro, Glasgow
27 June OVO Hydro, Glasgow
4 July O2 Arena, London
5 July O2 Arena, London
7 July O2 Arena, London
8 July O2 Arena, London
10 July O2 Arena, London
11 July O2 Arena, London

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