'There were tears streaming down his face'
The band were performing at London’s Royal Festival Hall last night, when the singer opened up about how their track ‘Luv once brought the former Oasis frontman to tears while they were on the road in the ’90s.
“We supported Oasis on the ‘Be Here Now’ Tour in 1997, and it was like supporting The Rolling Stones they were so big back then,” Healy told the crowd, introducing their track ‘Luv’. “I was walking backstage and Liam Gallagher was sat there in his round shades and he goes, ‘You come here’. So I went over and he goes, ‘Play me a song’.”
Healy continued: “I was really nervous and I just picked up my guitar and started playing this next song. I couldn’t even look at him I was so nervous. When I finished playing the song I looked up and there were tears streaming down his face.”
Travis are currently playing their 1999 album ‘The Man Who’ in full on a run of UK dates.
Luv, a song by Travis on Spotify
Travis’ setlist was:
Writing to Reach You
As You Are
The Last Laugh of the Laughter
Why Does It Always Rain on Me?
She’s So Strange
Blue Flashing Light
Love Will Come Through
Flowers in the Window
All I Want to Do Is Rock
…Baby One More Time (Britney Spears cover)
“I definitely think Coldplay [were inspired by us] when they first came out, but that was more to do with them being ‘business’,” Healy told NME about Travis’ influence when they first struck fame. “They saw we were the biggest band going around so ate that, took a little bit of that and took a little bit of them. They’ve done that throughout. They’re a bit of Arcade Fire, bit of U2, and now I think recently with the pop music that’s going around, they’ve got Stargate and that sort of thing. I can write a great melody, lets just make this. Lets press it like this because this is what people are listening to right now.
“They did it with us a different way. A few other bands too, but I don’t really know.”Travis
Travis tour dates and tickets
As well as performing at Isle Of Wight Festival 2018, the band’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below. Visit here for tickets and more information.
13 – London, Royal Festival Hall
14 – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
19 – Plymouth, Pavillion
20 – Brighton, Dome
21 – Ipswich, Regent Theatre
25 – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
26 – Oxford, New Theatre
22 –Belfast, Custom House Square
12 – Portsmouth, Guildhall
13 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
15 – Newcastle, City Hall
17 – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
18 – Hull, City Hall
19 – Manchester, Apollo
21 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro