Pop-rock powerhouse - Train - has reemerged from years of decline with their hit single "Hey, Soul Sister" and are on tour. The single has sold five million digital copies and has made Train's comeback nothing short of monumental. The Grammy Award winners are currently on tour with Maroon 5 throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Train concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Train tour dates and concert information.
After bouncing around several cover bands, front-man Patrick Monahan packed his bags and headed from Erie, Pennsylvania to the Golden State. He met and teamed up with Rob Hotchkiss in San Francisco and soon recruited guitarist Jimmy Stafford, bassist Charlie Colin, and drummer Scott Underwood to form Train. Their initial efforts to secure a recording contract proved difficult and they were forced to self-produce and independently release their debut effort in 1996. Remarkably, without a contract, Train tour dates were booked on the opening stage for Barenaked Ladies, Hootie & The Blowfish, and the Counting Crows on their respective tours. Their self-titled debut featured the hit single "Meet Virginia" which peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and secured Platinum status for the album.
Train was soon picked up by Columbia and headed to the studio to record the follow-up to their independent debut. The single and album - Drops of Jupiter - blew sales of their debut album out of the water. The single spent over a year on the charts, garnered Train a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, and the album obtained double-Platinum status and remains their highest selling album to-date. Train tour dates were booked on the Drops of Jupiter Tour and they recorded a live DVD at their tour stop in San Francisco at the Warfield.
In 2003, Train returned with their third disc, My Private Nation, which featured the hit single "Calling All Angels". It became their third Platinum album and was nominated for two awards at the 2004 Grammy ceremonies. Train tour dates were scheduled on the international My Private Nation Tour. They recorded Alive at Last at tour stops in Atlanta and released it in 2004. Train then released the tepidly received For Me, It's You album in 2005. It debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 but quickly fell off the charts; Train subsequently went on hiatus and fell from public memory.
They returned in 2009 with "Hey, Soul Sister", the biggest single of their career and the biggest single of 2010 with five million digital copies sold in the US alone. The album, Save Me San Francisco, also featured the hit "Marry Me" and was certified Gold in the US. Train was awarded their third Grammy in 2011 for "Hey, Soul Sister" and scheduled their first co-headlining tour in over five years. Train tour dates will have the band traveling with Maroon 5 throughout 2011. In addition, Train concert performances are scheduled alongside Shakira for her South American international tour. Train surprised us with their return to the mainstream in 2009 and we are sure glad they did. Don't miss them when they come to your area. Use Eventful for Train tour dates and concert tour information.