Train Tickets for Sale

Taking to the road in support of the launch of the release of their latest album Bulletproof Picasso, Train has scheduled 42 dates in arenas across North America!  Long-time pop-icons who achieved mainstream success with their debut album Train in 1998 with the hit “Meet Virginia” and then again in 2001 with the release of “Drops of Jupiter” it won them two Grammy’s in 2002.  That album went onto be certified double platinum in the United States and Canada. This bands unique sound is very distinctive and so very soothing and somewhat mesmerizing.  Train has sold over 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide.  They are not a show to miss!  Add The Fray and Matt Nathanson to the mix and you are going to want to get all of your and your friends Train: Picasso At The Wheel Summer Tour tickets to see this show when it comes to a city near you!

     The Fray is an American Rock band hailing to you from Denver, CO. This band was formed by schoolmate’s Isaac Slade and Joe King. How to Save a Life was their debut album and it was such a success it went double platinum in 2005 certified by the RIAA.  They achieved national success with their single “Over My Head (Cable Car).” That song charted top 3 of the BillBoard Hot 100 and was 5 single in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.  Matt Nathanson is a singer-songwriter whose lyrical blend of folk and rock music in addition to his singing is just amazing.   He plays acoustic along with a 12-string, an electric guitar and his resume includes playing solo and he has been in a full band.  He has a platinum-selling song “Cone on Get Higher”.  You do not want to miss these great artists as they come together in a thrilling summer long tour that will blow your musical expectations out of the water. 

A no-nonsense mainstream rock outfit from San Francisco, Train have approached success in the music industry like the little engine that could, slowly climbing the mountain that at first seemed unattainable. Following a year and a half of practically nonstop work, their self-titled debut album finally reached the Billboard Top 100, which has no doubt turned the band mantra from "We think we can" to "We know we can."

What started as two guys with strong voices and one guitar became San Francisco's Train by 1994. It was in late 1993 that Patrick Monahan left Erie, Pennsylvania and met up with the Los Angeles band, the Apostles. Lead singer/guitarist Rob Hotchkiss and fellow guitarist Jim Stafford had basically disbanded by this time, but the chance meeting with Patrick Monahan proved fortuitous as Hotchkiss extended an invitation to the crooning Monahan to become a two-man band. After making exhaustive appearances in low-key coffee houses, they decided to form a full band and enlisted former Apostles' members Stafford and bassist Charlie Colin. Colin brought along his good friend, drummer Scott Underwood and Train was on its way. Train settled in San Francisco to develop their sound in a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. In an unlikely scenario, executives from Columbia Records expressed an interest and, in a somewhat cooperative strategy, farmed the fledgling band out to the minors — in this instance, Aware Records — where they could grow naturally and unhurriedly. In 1997, they went on tour, opening for the likes of Blues Traveler, Barenaked Ladies and Counting Crows. Train knew they had arrived when they sold out a performance at San Francisco's prestigious venue, The Fillmore. Their completed debut album was released the following year. Drops of Jupiter followed three years later.

Train started out with only two members. By 1994 they became San Francisco's Train. They Started out by performing in coffee houses and other local club establishments. Later on they decided to make a full band and recruited Stafford and Charlie Colin. Scott Underwood was Charlie Colin's friend who came along. By 1997 they went on tour and opened concerts for groups such as the Barenaked Ladies, and Counting Crows. Their song "Ordinary" is featured in the Spider-Man 2 movie.

Train signed with Aware/Columbua Records and released their debut album--mixed (with the exception of one track) by Counting Crows guitarist David Bryson--on Feb. 24, 1998, to little notice. But a grueling tour schedule and a little help from TV gradually raised public awareness. The album's first single, "Free," was featured on the popular series Party Of Five, while its follow-up, "Meet Virginia," was slated for inclusion on Dawson's Creek. In addition to that, the video for "Meet Virginia," starring supermodel/ actress Rebecca Gayheart, got prominent play on VH1, and the band itself made a successful appearance on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

The results of all this prime exposure were unsurprising: radio play and sales soared. As of Aug. 15, 1999, Train was shifting more than 10,000 units per week; by October, it had vaulted above No. 100 on the Billboard album charts; by November, it had been certified gold. But for Train themselves, probably the most gratifying sign of their success was the fact that they sold out their hometown's most prestigious venue, the Fillmore Auditorium.

Train's real breakthrough, however, came with the single "Drops Of Jupiter" from the album of the same name in March 2001. Significant airplay of the single helped Drops Of Jupiter debut at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. The single, which Monahan wrote late in the album's recording process, reached No. 5 in the U.S. and also became a hit in the U.K. Perhaps sensing the tune's commercial potential, the singer-songwriter played it for Columbia Records head Don Ienner before presenting it to the band. The song also scored Grammy nominations for record of the year and song of the year, as well as best rock song and best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal. The band took home the award in the latter category, besting such high-profile competition as U2, Coldplay, and Aerosmith.

In 2002 Train once again hired producer Brendan O'Brien and headed into the studio to cut its follow-up to Jupiter. Initially set for a fall 2002 release, Train's third album, My Private Nation, was unveiled in June 2003. OnlineSeats will have Train tickets to see this adult contemporary favorite as they take the stage with Maroon 5 during the summer of 2011.

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