While you might not recognize these two gentlemen's names you will recognize the name of the band they are in. Scottish rock band Travis is who Coldplay frontman Chris Martin acknowledges as the lads who forged the way for his band. Travis is known for the same type of soft rock music with the catchy choruses that stick in your head for days. Along those lines in the 1990s the band was one of the bigger ones in the U.K.
Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Healy and Dunlop have been together as Travis since 1991. Travis went on to record 6 albums, win two Best Album of the Year Awards at the BRIT Awards, and are widely credited with paving the way for bands like Keane, Coldplay and Snow Patrol. Some of their hit songs include "Driftwood", "Sing", "Side", and "Writing to Reach You".
Two of the band's members, Dunlop and Healy, are now touring in North America while they are writing new material for the band's next album. The tour is billed as an acoustic one in which they run through many songs from the band's catalogue. There is also a multimedia aspect to the tour as photos are projected onto a screen behind the two men as they play.
This general admission concert is 18+.
-Venue: 2111 St. Laurent
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketpro.ca or (514) 790-1111
-Ticket Price: $30.00 (plus taxes and service charges)
-Show Time: 9:00 p.m. (Doors @ 8:00 p.m.)