Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Sound Academy, Toronto ON, CA

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greatgrrl Posted: 22-04-09 4:45
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Amazing show tonight in Toronto by Travis! I nearly lost my mind when Fran walked through the crowd.....I gave him an extra big hug and kissed his (sweaty) cheek. The band gave it their all and the audience was in complete sync with their unique and hypnotic energy. I see alot of live shows, but this was the best live performance by a band that i have seen - bar none. Bravo Travis..... I love you!
funnylittlefrog Posted: 22-04-09 5:01
I love that they have not lost their passion for performing, their pure joy to be on stage losing themselves in the music and the's awesome that they're still so down to earth...

The show kicked ass.

Also, in less important priority...Dougie is still sexy as hell. And Fran...gaah. So cute. Andy rocked my world and Neil looks so frikkin awesome with his hair.

Yeah, I became a total fangirl tonight in the face of their hotness.
ritchiedou Posted: 22-04-09 5:10
Had a fantastic time . Nice mixture of old and newer songs . This concert was better than last time they were here in Toronto . Great time . Amazing energy and a very fun receptive crowd. Good job guys .
maxquijano Posted: 22-04-09 5:18
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These guys are great !!!! and the opening band were amazing too. It was a beautiful evening on a rainy day...
Revolver Posted: 22-04-09 6:23
Absolutely astonishing - not unlike I would have expected. They were just as energetic and surprising as last time they were here!!! Ten outta ten!!
verche Posted: 22-04-09 3:17
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Awesome show. I have seen alot bands and none have ever done a better job of connecting their songs to the audience as Travis does. Seeing them in a smaller venue Rocked!! Every song sounded huge and they made you feel like they were playing at your house.
lorne36 Posted: 22-04-09 5:30
What a GREAT show!

The way they put 'Side' & 'Eyes Wide Open' together was f'ing excellent. There's nothing better than seeing a band live and feeling the energy they have on stage.

Probably the best I've ever heard them sound live and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that it was at The Sound Academy. Acoustics in there are killer. You could actually hear everything Fran said between songs where at other venues it can be next to impossible.

Only negative was that I wasn't too happy about the visibility in there. At times it was like a sea of heads and you could just make out the top of Fran's stellar cowboy hat or Andy's hair whipping around.

Can't wait to see them again!
Travis always deliver.
Thank you for a great evening.
tmac_1006 Posted: 22-04-09 10:57
Oh My God!
Show was totally brilliant, Last time I saw them was in Edinburgh years ago and they still have IT!
Best gig I've ever been to, the guys were awesome, relly coneected to the audience. Loved the set and I was sooooooclose to the stage, Fran gently kicking away the camera lens was PRICELESS and coming down to shake our hand-three words, PURE DEAD BRILLIANT! Thanks to Andy for posing with the 'Banjo'! Great night, can't wait to see the next one........
joho31 Posted: 23-04-09 5:15
the setlist was to die for... loved every song but really wish you guys could have fit battleships and pipe dreams in there somewhere... it doesn't matter, it was still awesome... andy's energy was beyond amazing, and fran's voice was perfect... you guys did a stunning job... come back soon :)
alexandria_z Posted: 23-04-09 8:20
Incredible. Thoroughly enjoyed the Flowers in the Window remix.
suze20to Posted: 23-04-09 3:42
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Although I have loved Travis for almost 10 years, this was my first live show as the timing of past shows didn't work for me.

In the future, I will make the timing work. They are incredible live. The joy they showed at being onstage was contagious. I loved seeing them onstage, singing along and pogo-dancing! Definitely love them even more now!!
chihoe Posted: 24-04-09 5:29
I saw them in 2007 and had the absolute best time. I didn't think Travis would top that but they proved me wrong. A mix of old and new songs, pogo-ing, Andy up on the stage amplifiers, Neil with his new hairdo, Dougie singing, Fran in the crowd!

I love how they are always so inviting and engaging with the audience, and have a knack in lifting the energy level in the venue. And thanking us "weirdies" for seeing them instead of Kings of Leon and Flight of the Conchords, then encouraging vids on Youtube. Brilliant! Having The Republic Tigers, whose music I've been following, open was a nice bonus!

Managed to get some vids and just want to share it with all Travis fans (watch Falling Down especially):
needlemania Posted: 27-04-09 8:56
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Just like the other 5 shows I've seen, dating back to 2000, the band kicked ass again. Perfect mix of new and older songs (just a flawless setlist), and the vibe rocked, even during technical difficulties. We were treated to always-entertaining stories from Fran. Can't wait until your next visit, hopefully one day you will film a Toronto show for a dvd release. Canada loves you!


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