Travis' Fran Healy to Release Solo Album Wreckorder
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:53:00
Fran Healy, lead singer and main songwriter of acclaimed Scottish rock band Travis, is excited to announce the release of his debut solo album Wreckorder, which is set for an October 5 release on Ryko, Healy's first effort for the label. The opus was recorded in Berlin, New York and Vermont, three very different locations that undoubtedly vary the album's vibe. The album's 10 tracks are as exceptionally literate as they are emotionally challenging. The collection of songs includes the Neko Case duet "Sing Me to Sleep" which bounces over warm melodies and a syncopated drum loop, the soaring "In The Morning," the playful but serious "Moonshine," and the dramatic waltz of "As It Comes," which features Paul McCartney on bass. The end result is the sound of a songwriter who embodied the spirit of Britpop and continues to artistically evolve.
Healy is currently on a North American tour with Keane. The dates will see Healy performing this new material, as well as classic Travis songs, in a solo acoustic setting. In addition, Healy will play solo acoustic shows along the West Coast. Tour dates below.
* Indicates show with Keane
July 23 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV*
July 25 Warehouse Live Houston, TX*
July 26 House of Blues Dallas, TX*
July 28 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL*
July 30 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
July 31 Parc Jean Drapeau Montreal, QB
August 3 BOA Pavilion Boston, MA*
August 5 Merriweather Pavilion Columbia, MD*
August 6 Williamsburg Waterfront Brooklyn, NY*
August 7 Mann Music Center Philadelphia, PA*
August 10 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI*
August 11 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN*
August 12 West End Cultural Ctr Winnipeg, MB
August 14 Grand Theatre Calgary, AB
August 15 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
August 17 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC
August 18 Triple Door Seattle, WA
August 20 Aladdin Theatre Portland, OR
Are you more psyched to hear the song featuring Case or the song featuring McCartney?