Photos + Words by Will Oliver

Longstanding Scottish band Travis celebrated the delayed 20th anniversary of their 2001 album The Invisible Band, with a tour that included a stop in New York City on November 8th, for a performance at Webster Hall.

The band performed all of the album in order, along with a second set featuring some highlights from throughout the years, along with a bit of a cover of Oasis’ “Wonderwall” after Fran Healy explained its ties to the track in a hilarious and charming fashion.

This was my long overdue first time seeing Travis, after discovering them while in high school nearly 15 years ago, and the stars never aligned right. It was special to finally see them perform live and get to hear tracks such as “Love Will Come Through”, “My Eyes” and “Closer” which played a big part in my young life and discovering the perils of falling “in love.”

Travis blended moments of teary-eyed introspection with some loose rock and roll, the latter perfectly demonstrated with their set-closing cover of AC/DC’s “Back in Black” which was the ending I did not see coming but was perfectly welcome.

Find a full gallery of photos from their Webster Hall performance posted below.

Travis setlist:

[Set 1]

  1. Sing
  2. Dear Diary
  3. Side
  4. Pipe Dreams
  5. Flowers in the Window
  6. The Cage
  7. Safe
  8. Follow the Light
  9. Last Train
  10. Afterglow
  11. Indefinitely
  12. The Humpty Dumpty Love Song

[Set 2]

13. Writing to Reach You
14. Wonderwall (Oasis cover – partial)
15. Love Will Come Through
16. Driftwood
17. My Eyes
18. Closer
19. Turn
20. Why Does It Always Rain on Me?


21.. Happy
22. Back in Black (AC/DC cover)

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