Fran Healy plans intimate Boston show

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Fran Healy has revealed plans for a solo headlining tour that will stop in Boston next month. Best known as the frontman for acclaimed Brit-op rockers Travis, Healy will perform an intimate show at Cafe 939 on Thursday, December 9. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $25.

Healy is touring in support of his debut solo album, Wreckorder, which was recorded in Berlin, New York and Vermont. The album, which is comprised of ten tracks, features special guest spots from Paul McCartney on bass for “As It Comes” and Neko Case on vocals for “Sing Me To Sleep”.

“Being in Travis is what I’ve been doing since I was a kid. I needed a break…an artistic break,” Healy says in press release of the decision to record a solo album. “It took a few months to sort of think, ‘Okay, I’m gonna go do something by myself.’ When you’re in a band, there are things ingrained into you. You don’t ever need to step outside of your comfort zone. Everything you need is right there.”

“My biggest concern was that it would sound too much like Travis, What would be the point in going solo only to make a record that sounded like Travis,” he says. “I’m relieved it doesn’t.”

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