Travis frontman Fran Healy makes plans for solo tour

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Travis frontman Fran Healy has revealed plans for a special fall tour of North America. Armed only with his guitar and joined by his trusty companion/Travis guitarist Andy Dunlop, Healy will make his way to The Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville on Sunday, November 1. Tickets are $25 for the show, which is being billed as “A Chronological Acoustical Journey Through The Travis Back Catalogue: Laugh Out Loud Stories, Scottish Accents, Handsome Scottish Men, Naked Torsos.”

The idea for the tour came out of a show Healy performed at a New York City bookstore last summer, and later honed at another show in Austria. Gathering inspiration from Lowell poet Jack Kerouac and the desire to hit the road for new experiences and& musical inspiration, he decided the time was now with Travis taking a break.

Healy plans to perform a wide variety of songs from his extensive catalogue of songs he has written over six Travis albums and numerous EPs and B-sides. Throughout the show, Healy will share stories about the songs and his time with Travis (not sure where the “naked torsos” will come in though).

“The show will start with the first song I wrote and end with the last song I wrote,” he said in a press release. “Between these two bookends, we’ll play a selection of songs running in chronological order.”

“It will be very intimate and give people a chance to get to the core of many of our tunes,” Healy promises.

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