Travis To Share 'Memories' On Tour

An eight-date North American mini-tour will follow later that month.

U.K. rock act Travis has set an Oct. 14 release for its fourth album, "12 Memories" (Epic). An eight-date North American mini-tour will follow later that month.

In addition to the lead single "Re-Offender," the 11-track set will include such songs as "Paperclips," "Love Will Come Through," "Mid-life Krysis" and "Peace the F*** Out." A week after the album's release, the group will kick off its tour with an Oct. 21-22 stand at New York's Beacon Theatre, followed by gigs in Washington, D.C.; Upper Darby, Pa.; Boston; Chicago; Detroit and Toronto.

"12 Memories" is Travis' first album since 2001's "The Invisible Band," which spawned the singles "Sing" and "Side." The set debuted at No. 39 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 281,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

A spinal injury to drummer Neil Primrose last year forced the band to cut short its touring in support of "The Invisible Band," but the skinsman recovered earlier than expected and the band wrapped up the recording of the new album in early 2003 at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios, producing it themselves with help from Tchad Blake (Suzanne Vega, Pearl Jam).

Here are Travis' tour dates:

Oct. 21-22: New York (Beacon Theatre)
Oct. 23: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Oct. 25: Upper Darby, Pa. (Tower Theatre)
Oct. 26: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 28: Chicago (Riviera)
Oct. 29: Detroit (State Theatre)
Oct. 31: Toronto (Hummingbird Centre)