TRAVIS are to mark the 19th anniversary of their definitive The Man Who album in a two-part tour, kicking off in June and resuming in December, when Hull City Hall on December 18 will be the Scots' one Yorkshire date.

Released on May 24 1999, Travis's second studio album spawned the hit singles Writing To Reach You, Driftwood, Turn and their signature song, Why Does It Always Rain On Me?.

"Songs are like emotional bookmarks in time," says frontman Fran Healy, looking forward to performing the record in its entirety. "When you hear a song, you are transported to those times and feel strong echoes of the feelings you felt. Rarely does an album have this ability, so performing The Man Who once again will be a joy."

Produced by Nigel Godrich, The Man Who spent 11 weeks at number one, selling just short of three million copies, the most achieved by any British album in 2000, propelled by an incendiary Glastonbury performance in the rain.

Recognition followed in the form of the Ivor Novello Awards for Best Songwriter and Best Contemporary Song for Why Does It Always Rain On Me? and BRIT Awards for Best British Band and Best British Album.

Singer and guitarist Healy, bassist Dougie Payne, guitarist Andy Dunlop and drummer Neil Primrose have chalked up two chart-topping albums, five Top Ten singles and eight million record sales, releasing their most recent album, Everything At Once, in 2016.

Tickets for December 18 are on sale at or on 01482 300306.