The hotly-tipped trio join Fran and co...

TRAVIS have announced that the support act for their forthcoming UK tour will be hotly tipped trio KEANE.

The 17-date jaunt, will mark the band’s first major outing for two years, and is set to kick off in Blackpool on March 6.

Fran Healy and co have been touring the US in support of their latest album ’12 Memories’ and rounded off 2003 with a sell-out Christmas show at London’s Alexandra Palace on December 20, which saw support come from [a][/a].

Travis are to release ‘Love Will Come Through’ as their next single. Full details will be released shortly.

The dates are:

Blackpool Empress Ballroom (March 6)

Manchester Apollo (7/8)

Glasgow SECC (11/12)

Newcastle City Hall (14)

Aberdeen AECC (15)

Birmingham NIA (17)

Bridlington Spa (18)

Reading Rivermead (20)

Bournemouth International Centre (21)

Cardiff Arena (22)

Plymouth Pavilions (24)

Brighton Centre (25)

Doncaster Dome (27)

London Hammersmith Apollo (28/29)

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