Starting out under the moniker Glass Onion in the early 1990s, Scottish rock band Travis took their name from Harry Dean Stanton's character in the Wim Wenders film Paris. After several transformations and setbacks, the band moved to London in 1995 and had their first gig in the Dublin Castle in Camden. Andy Macdonald, of Go! Disc Records and Independiente Records, heard a demo and reportedly signed the band up with an undisclosed amount of his own money – the band is signed up to Andy Macdonald, not to any label. Their 1997 debut album Good Feeling (recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York) reached Number 9 in the UK charts but, because of little airplay and poor sales, it failed to stay there despite positive reviews. Their follow-up in 1999, The Man Who, seemed to be about to follow form and slipped from Number 7 to Number 19 before the increasing airplay of their single "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?" pushed the album back up the charts and the album won a BRIT Award; it has since sold enough copies for the media to widely state that one-in-eight UK households owned a copy. The band embarked on a world tour and headlined the 2000 Glastonbury festival but the success of 2001's The Invisible Band was marred by an accident in which drummer Neil Primrose broke his neck. The band were close to quitting but he made a full recovery and they went on to record 2003's 12 Memories, The Boy with No Name (2007) and Ode to J. Smith in 2008. The band took a five-year break before releasing Where You Stand in 2013, which reached number three in the UK and was followed by 2016 album Everything at Once, which cracked the Top Five. Fran Healy resumed chief songwriting duties for the band's ninth studio album, 10 Songs, in 2020. Travis marked the anniversary of their hit LP The Invisible Band with a special live album, The Invisible Band (Live), released for Record Store Day 2023. The album captured the band's hometown gig in Glasgow on May 2022 for the 20th Anniversary Tour.

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