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Saturday 9 September 2017

One of Britain’s best-loved bands, Travis are bringing their classic album ‘The Man Who’ to the stage in full for the first time this September.

Their appearance at OnBlackheath will be one of just two special shows playing their 1999 hit album, which is being re-released as a limited box set in September, in its entirety.

It’s hard to believe that ‘The Man Who’ has already come of age. Released 18 years ago in May 1999, it sounds as fresh today as it did then. One of the most successful British albums of the last 20 years, selling nearly 3 million copies and spending an astonishing 11 weeks at Number 1, it produced the timeless singles ‘Writing to Reach You’, ‘Driftwood’, ‘Turn’ and possibly the band’s most iconic song ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me’.

Lead singer Fran Healy said: “Songs are like emotional bookmarks in time. When you hear a song you are transported to those times and feel strong echoes of the feelings you felt. Rarely does an album have this ability so performing ‘The Man Who’ is going to be a joyous occasion.”