Glasgow’s favorite heartfelt popsters Travis had an encounter on Tuesday that they will never forget. The band put on a surprise street concert to help raise money for the Big Issue homeless charity. While they were performing on Sauchie Hall Street, a drug addict threatened frontman Fran Healy. The weapon of choice was not a knife or gun. Rather fittingly coming from a junkie, the aggressor was ready to stab with a syringe. This happened during the crowd favorite “Why Does It Always Rain On Me,” during which the man shouted "Give me money, give me money for a fix."As he approached Healy, he had a syringe in hand ready to give him a poke.
Although obviously shaken by the crazed junkie, Fran kept on while the man walked away. In an interview with The Daily Record, Fran said, “I just kept thinking, 'Don't stick that in me'. It was the maddest thing we've seen. I kept expecting to find a syringe stuck up my arse." Fortunately, Fran’s rump suffered no injuries so Travis can continue work on their follow up to 12 Memories. The band has also recorded a new single, “Walking In The Sun,” which will be released on October 18th. The song will appear on their upcoming greatest hits compilation, due out in the UK on November 1.