After a Layoff, Travis Return to Play Webster Hall on Monday

September 20th, 2013

School friends Fran Healy (vocals and guitar), Andy Dunlop (guitar and vocals), Dougie Payne (bass and vocals) and Neil Primrose (drums) formed the rock band Travis in early-’90s Glasgow before relocating to London in 1996. Their Steve Lillywhite–produced debut album, Good Feeling, was released the following year. The straightforward rocker put Travis (above, performing “Closer” on Later … with Jools Holland) on the Britpop map. The band went on to tour the world several times while putting out five more albums over the next 11 years. But with a half-decade layoff since the release of Ode to J. Smith in 2008—to raise families and work on new material—the quartet recently returned with their seventh album, Where You Stand (stream it below), just a month ago. American Songwriter calls it “a welcome, beautifully crafted and timeless return.” And their ensuing North American tour in support of the new LP brings Travis to Webster Hall on Monday night.