Train

Biography

Train were inescapable during the turn of the 21st century, when songs like "Calling All Angels" and "Drops of Jupiter" made the San Francisco residents some of America's most popular balladeers. Although formed during the glory days of post-grunge, the group found more success in the pop/rock world, where Train straddled the line between adult contemporary and family-friendly alternative rock. The hits began drying up after 2003, but Train continued releasing material throughout the rest of the decade and even returned to the charts in 2010, when the single "Hey, Soul Sister" became a surprise Top Ten hit.
Following the dissolution of his Led Zeppelin cover band, singer Pat Monahan left his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania in late 1993. He resettled in California and crossed paths with Rob Hotchkiss, the former frontman of a Los Angeles group named the Apostles. The two formed their own duo and began playing local coffeehouse shows, eventually expanding the group to a trio with the addition of former Apostles guitarist Jim Stafford. Bassist Charlie Colin and drummer Scott Underwood also climbed aboard, thus solidifying Train's lineup in 1994.
Over the course of several years, Train developed a sizable audience in the San Francisco area. The band also toured the country, opening shows for the likes of Barenaked Ladies and Counting Crows while drumming up enough money to record an album. Although few labels showed interest at first, Train eventually attracted the interest of Columbia Records, who signed the band to one of its smaller labels — Aware Records — and issued the self-financed debut record Train in 1998. "Meet Virginia" became a Top 40 hit one year later, but the band truly hit its stride in 2001, when Drops of Jupiter became a multi-platinum success thanks to its titular single. The song remained in the Top 40 for nearly 40 weeks, while the album itself sold more than three million copies.
My Private Nation followed in 2003 and went platinum, largely due to the successful single "Calling All Angels." Although the album didn't yield any more Top 40 hits, three of its songs fared well on the adult contemporary charts, a sign that Train had traded its alternative rock roots for an older fan base. For Me, It's You followed in 2006, but sales proved to be the lowest of Train's career. Accordingly, Monahan briefly turned his focus inward, releasing a solo album in 2007 and briefly touring behind it. He returned to the fold shortly thereafter, though, and Train issued their fifth album, Save Me, San Francisco, in 2009. The album helped rejuvenate Train's career, with "Hey, Soul Sister" peaking at number three on the Billboard 100. In 2012 the band released its sixth studio album, California 37, which debuted at number four on the Billboard chart.
Despite these successes, the bandmembers felt that mainstream "cool" continued to elude them. Monahan spoke of wanting to record an album that was more commercial, but would also connect emotionally with the public. With these ambitious goals, they knuckled down to writing and recording a new album, though without drummer and founding member Scott Underwood, who left the band amicably before production began and was replaced by Drew Shoals. Train's seventh studio album, Bulletproof Picasso, was finished in 2014 and released in September of that year. It was preceded by the slick, country-tinged single "Angel in Blue Jeans," which didn't make many waves on the charts. Nevertheless, the album debuted at five on the Billboard Top 200. A year later, after Bulletproof Picasso failed to generated any subsequent hit singles — "Cadillac, Cadillac" and "Bulletproof Picasso" did make the Billboard Adult chart — Train released the seasonal Christmas in Tahoe. The following summer, Train covered the entirety of Led Zeppelin's second album with Does Led Zeppelin II.

Birth Date: 1994

Origin: San Francisco, CA

Genre: Pop 

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

    Albums

    No albums available

    Concerts

    12

    MGM Grand Garden Arena

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, May 12, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    13

    Hollywood Bowl

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Hollywood, CA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    14

    Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista

    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, May 14, 2017

    Chula Vista, CA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    16

    Ak-Chin Pavilion

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Phoenix, AZ

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    17

    Sandia Casino Amphitheater

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Albuquerque, NM

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    19

    The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, May 19, 2017

    Woodlands, TX

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    20

    Austin360 Amphitheater

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Austin, TX

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    21

    Starplex Pavilion

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Dallas, TX

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    24

    Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Birmingham, AL

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    26

    MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, May 26, 2017

    Tampa, FL

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    27

    Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, May 27, 2017

    West Palm Beach, FL

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    30

    Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    New Orleans, LA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    31

    Ascend Amphitheater

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Nashville, TN

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    2

    Lakewood Amphitheatre

    Friday, June 2, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, June 2, 2017

    Atlanta, GA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    3

    PNC Music Pavilion

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Charlotte, NC

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    4

    Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

    Sunday, June 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, June 4, 2017

    Raleigh, NC

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    6

    Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Virginia Beach, VA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    8

    BB&T Pavilion (Formerly Susquehanna)

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Camden, NJ

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    9

    PNC Bank Arts Center

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, June 9, 2017

    Holmdel, NJ

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    10

    Jiffy Lube Live

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Bristow, VA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    11

    Xfinity Center

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, June 11, 2017

    Mansfield, MA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    13

    Mohegan Sun Arena

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Uncasville, CT

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    14

    Jones Beach Theater

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Wantagh, NY

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    16

    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, June 16, 2017

    Bethel, NY

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    17

    Hersheypark Stadium

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Hershey, PA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    18

    Saratoga Performing Arts Center

    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, June 18, 2017

    Saratoga Springs, NY

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    20

    Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Darien Center, NY

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    21

    Budweiser Stage

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Toronto, ON

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    23

    KeyBank Pavilion (Formerly First Niagara Pavilion)

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, June 23, 2017

    Burgettstown, PA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    24

    Blossom Music Center

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Cuyahoga Falls, OH

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    25

    DTE Energy Music Theatre

    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Clarkston, MI

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    27

    Riverbend Music Center

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Cincinnati, OH

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    29

    Klipsch Music Center

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Noblesville, IN

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    30

    Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, June 30, 2017

    Tinley Park, IL

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    1

    Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO

    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Maryland Heights, MO

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    3

    Starlight Theatre

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Monday, July 3, 2017

    Kansas City, MO

    Artists: Train and Natasha Bedingfield


    8

    Shoreline Amphitheatre

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Mountain View, CA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    9

    Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

    Sunday, July 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, July 9, 2017

    Stateline, NV

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    11

    Save Mart Center

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Fresno, CA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    14

    Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

    Friday, July 14, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Friday, July 14, 2017

    Ridgefield, WA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    15

    Gorge Amphitheatre

    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 27, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, July 15, 2017

    George, WA

    Artists: Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield


    Followers

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    Genres: Pop

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  • Influencers

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