The band make their long-awaited live comeback in Blackburn...

TRAVIS are to precede their forthcoming charity show in EDINBURGH with a one-off date in England.

The show at Blackburn St George’s Hall on June 21 will be the band’s first UK appearance since spring 2002, and their first gig since drummer Neil Primrose broke his back jumping into a swimming pool in France last summer.

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As previously announced, the band are joined by other Scottish heroes Delgados and Mull Historical Society for the show in aid of the famine relief charity Concern at the Edinburgh Usher Hall on June 22.

The gig is part of the Sunday Herald’s campaign to promote the work of Concern, and highlight the current catastrophic famine in Africa. The situation, which has been overshadowed by the war in Iraq, has become worse than was predicted and is now reaching crisis point.

It is the second benefit gig that has been organised for Concern. The first at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, headlined by Belle And Sebastian with support from [/a] and [a], raised £50,000 for the charity.

Tickets for the event are sold out. All profits will go to Concern, which is a non-government organisation, carrying out emergency relief and sustainable development work.