|FRAN HAS VISITED SUDAN|
travelled to Africa to see the situation for himself on behalf of Band
Aid. His reflections:
"I'm gobsmacked at what I saw in Sudan. I was running around thinking 'what can I do?'"
"I was naive before I went - thought Africans were needy and desperate. But they're the strongest people I've ever met who are surviving against all the odds - I don't know how they do it,"
"I'm going to get inolved and will go back to see more,"
"As a famous person the thing you can do is go to a place and report on it. A singer like myself is able to talk freely and express an opinion"
"There is so much more that can be done. Making a Band Aid record and going to Africa isn't enough for me - I'm going to get more involved."
|RECORDING OF BAND AID 20 SINGLE ’DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?' HAS BEEN COMPLETED|
|The new Band Aid 20 charity single, a re-working of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ was recorded yesterday at Air Studio in North London. The single will be released in shops on Monday November 29 on Mercury Records and The Band Aid Trust. It’ll be available in one format only on CD and will retail for 3.99£ with all proceeds going to The Band Aid Trust. Funds will be targeted to help victims of the famine in the Dafur region of Sudan|
|The full list of everyone who appeared on the Band Aid 20 record is:|
|Robbie Williams, Dizzee Rascal, Justin Hawkins (The Darkness), Dan Hawkins (The Darkness), Ed Graham (The Darkness), Frankie Poullain (The Darkness), Dido, Madonna, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Paul McCartney, Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Jamelia, Fran Healy (Travis), Dougie Payne (Travis), Neil Primrose (Travis), Andy Dunlop (Travis), Beverley Knight, Keisha Buchanan (The Sugababes), Mutya Buena (The Sugababes), Heidi Range (The Sugababes), Mattie Jay (Busted), James Bourne (Busted), Charlie Simpson (Busted), Midge Ure, John Quinn (Snow Patrol), Richard Colburn (Snow Patrol), Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Mark McClell (Snow Patrol), Tom Chaplin (Keane), Richard Hughes (Keane), Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane), Lemar, Bono (U2), The Edge (U2), Bob Geldof, Katie Melua, Grant Nichols (Feeder), Joss Stone, Ms Dynamite, Natasha Bedingfield, Daniel Bedingfield, Shaznay Lewis, Neil Hannon, Rachel Stevens, Tim Wheeler (Ash), Will Young, Connor Deasy (The Thrills), Daniel Ryan (The Thrills), Ben Carrigan (The Thrills), Padraic MacMahon (The Thrills), Kevin Horan (The Thrills), Roisin Murphy (Moloko), Skye (Morcheeba), Danny Goffey (Supergrass), Damon Albarn (Blur)|
|'SINGLES' entered UK album chart at number 4|
|RELEASE OF 'TRAVIS: SINGLES' - album and DVD, more details - discography|
|1st NOVEMBER - RELEASE OF 'TRAVIS: SINGLES'|
will release their new album 'Travis: Singles' on 1st November
- a collection of all their singles, plus a new DVD with all the videos.
Album will feature one new song 'Walking in the sun'. It will be
released as a single on 18th October
Track listing: Sing; Driftwood; Writing To Reach You; Why Does It Always Rain On Me?; Re-Offender; Walking In The Sun; Tied To The 90’s; Coming Around; Flowers In The Window; Love Will Come Through; More Than Us; Side; U16 Girls; Happy; All I Want To Do Is Rock; The Beautiful Occupation; Turn; The Distance
|TRAVIS RECORDED ALBUM WITH SUSIE HUG|
recorded a complete album with Japanese-American singer Susie Hug.
Fran Healy provides backing vocals. Neil, Andy and Dougie also guest on the recording. Fran also produced the record, called 'A Is For Album'. Susie Hug does not even have a record deal and her album is only available on the internet
Travis covered 2 of her songs on B sides 'Reason' and 'Unbelievers'
|Release of DVD 'Travis at the Palace'|
|more details - discography|
CANCELLATION OF JAPAN TOUR
CANCELLATION OF JAPAN TOUR
was admitted to hospital last weekend suffering from a severe viral
infection. Doctors have advised that Fran is unfit to travel to Japan
and needs time to recuperate and receive treatment.
from Fran (19-04-04, 23:53) :
TRAVIS AT THE PALACE, LIVE DVD
DVD of Travis' 20th December show at Alexandra Palace is due to be
released in May. You can see the setlist on the left. However we still
don't know which songs will be on DVD.
More details coming soon.
Happy To Hang Around
ENCORS: Some Sad
Peace The Fuck Out
Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
from Travis' new single Love Will Come Through are now online.
You can listen in full to audio streams of Good For Nothing and Know Nothing (both sung and written by Dougie), in preview scetion on travisonline
|TRAVIS ON TV|
will be appearing on the following TV shows:
10th March: Ear Candy - 00.45am (performance and interview) CHANNEL 4
13th March: T4 - 09.50am (performance) CHANNEL 4
21st March: Pop World (footage from video shoot) - 09.30am CHANNEL 4
21st March: Smash Hits Chart show (video) CHANNEL 4
17th April: Parkinson - (performance) BBC ONE
|LOVE WILL COME THROUGH B-SIDES, RELEASE DATE: 22/03/2004|
B-sides include two songs sung and written by Dougie. The CD format also
features a video shot by Fran and Anton Corbjin titled "Haarshnitt"
1. Love Will Come Through
2. Know Nothing
3. Good For Nothing
|The Royal Mail will be using Love Will Come Through as the soundtrack to their new TV advertising campaign, debuting on UK television from Monday March the 1st|
|TRAVIS IN POLAND|
|Travis new video LOVE WILL COME THROUGH was shot in Warsaw on February 19 and 20. You'll be able to see it in March. More details soon|
|Setlist of the concert at Mexico city on 7th february 2004:|
|Happy To Hang Around||Encore 1|
|U16 girls||Flowers in the window (acoustic)|
|Writing to Reach you||Coming Around|
|Pipe Dreams||Peace The F**k Out|
|Quicksand||Why Does It Always Rain On Me?|
|Love Will Come Through||Baby One More Time ( they said it was the last time to perform it)|
|The fear||All the young dudes (David Bowie)|
|The Beautiful Occupation||Happy|
|Side||Back in Black (AC/DC)|
|As you Are|
|All I Want To Do Is Rock|
|The Humpty Dumpty Love Song|
|Blue Flashing Light|
|It was send by Julio. Thank you|
|Travis have confirmed details of their latest single 'LOVE WILL COME THROUGH'. It will be released on March 22. More details soon.|
|Travis have announced the support for their forthcoming US and UK tours. The support for all US dates will be Jason Falkner. On the UK tour in March Travis will be joined by Keane.|
|Travis are to release 'Love Will Come Through' as their next single. More details soon.|