Is this an official profile? It doesn't seem like he would simply announce something like that answering a fan on instagram. Looks fake to me.
Also, it's highly unlikeable for Mark and Tom to play without Travis. Only if they went acoustic in Australia.
Yes, that's his profile. He posts images
on it all the time.
Far be it from me to speak for the band, but I think Mark and Tom don't have much of a choice. They respect Travis' with not to fly, but it's not logical for him to take a boat there or whatever. The fans still want to see them, so this is the only way. Acoustic would
be cool though.