Today, after an iconic 20+ years of music, Columbia Records Grammy-winning multi-platinum selling band Train officially releases their highly anticipated Greatest Hits album and simultaneously announces a legendary summer tour with co-headliners and Grammy-nominated rockers, the Goo Goo Dolls. The amphitheater tour will feature special guest Allen Stone and hit over 39 stops across North America. The outing, produced by Live Nation, kicks off June 7, 2019 in Auburn, WA and ends August 17, 2019 in Mansfield, MA. Fans will have a chance to witness Train’s extensive and critically-acclaimed catalog of hits over the last two decades.
Tour pre-sale starts Monday, November 12 at 12pm local time - fans can sign up to Train’s mailing list to receive the pre-sale code here. Tickets are on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 16 at 12pm local time at LiveNation.com.
Train’s Greatest Hits album and epic nationwide tour will celebrate 20 years of beloved music and hits. The album pulls together 16 fan-favorites like “Drops of Jupiter,” “Calling All Angels,” and “Hey Soul Sister” plus a special cover of one of front man Pat Monahan’s favorite songs, George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” - Train’s version features world renowned saxophonist Kenny G. Train’s music video for the cover features Sexy Sax Man and RIchard Karn (Home Improvement’s Al Borlan).
Train’s self-titled debut album, released by Columbia in 1998 was the start of their now accomplished career - the tumbling wordplay of "Meet Virginia" gave them their first unlikely radio hit and 2001’s Drops Of Jupiter broke them to multi-platinum status thanks to the double GRAMMY award-winning title song that spent 10 months in the Top 40, and earned the Best Rock Song GRAMMY Award. The group won another GRAMMY award in 2011 for their global hit “Hey Soul Sister,” the #1 best-selling smash and most downloaded single of 2010, from their multi-platinum album Save Me, San Francisco. Next was 2012's California 37, which launched the double-platinum hit "Drive By" reaching the Top 10 in over a dozen countries. They've sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, more than 30 million tracks, 14 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 with multiple platinum/gold citations, including 3 GRAMMY awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors. Train has gone on to receive eight Grammy nominations and has had 12 albums on the Billboard 200 album chart with their 2014 Bulletproof Picasso reaching No. 4 in 2012 and 2017’s a girl a bottle a boat debuting at No. 8. Outside of music, Train partake in other ventures outside of music with their Drops of Jupiter® wine portfolio. Proceeds from the wine support Family House, a San Francisco charity that supports families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Train’s 2016 project, Does Led Zeppelin II, a cover album in tribute of their favorite band saw 100% of the band’s proceeds going to Family House.
Goo Goo Dolls uphold an unbreakable connection to countless fans. Their influence has been fortified by a catalog replete with the unforgettable smashes "Name," "Iris," and "Slide, which were all included in the top 25 of Billboard's "Top 100 Pop Songs 1992–2012" chart, as well as numerous other hits such as “Black Balloon,” “So Alive” and many more. To date, they’ve sold 12 million albums worldwide, earned four GRAMMY® Award nominations, and made history by notching 14 Top 10 hits at Hot AC—"the most of any artist in history.” Notably, “Iris” dominated the Hot 100 Pop Chart at #1 for 18 straight weeks. Among eleven full-length records, A Boy Named Goo  went double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl went quadruple-platinum, and Gutterflower  and Let Love In  both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us  and Magnetic  bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. 2016’s Boxes attracted the praise of People and Huffington Post as Noisey, Consequence of Sound, and more featured them. In 2017, the You Should Be Happy EP spawned another anthem in the form of “Use Me,” which quickly generated 3 million-plus Spotify streams. Their music has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Leona Lewis. Additionally, they’ve performed for millions at sold out shows around the world. That connection grows stronger in 2018 with the 20th anniversary tour celebrating Dizzy Up The Girl. Goo Goo Dolls will be releasing their brand new live album The Audience is That Way (The Rest of the Show) [Live], Vol. 2 on November 23rd, 2018 via Warner Bros. Records. The band is currently in the studio working on their 12th studio album.
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.
Goo Goo Dolls:
Not only were the Goo Goo Dolls an iconic alt rock band in the 90s, but their hit sound is also entertaining audiences on new albums and renowned tour dates. The Goo Goo Dolls entered the mainstream with their album, Dizzy Up the Girl, the singles from which became huge mainstays on the radio. After four years without releasing an album, the Goo Goo Dolls released Something for the Rest of Us in 2010, to the delight of fans around the world. The band is giving its fans even more Goo Goo Dolls this summer as they travel the US on 2011 tour dates.
Initially called The Sex Maggots, the Goo Goo Dolls was formed when friends George Tutuska and Robby Takac met John Rzeznik when he was playing in a band with Takac's cousin. Initially, Takac was the lead singer as Rzeznik was too shy and they released three albums before the widely noticed Superstar Car Wash in 1993. With the release of the album, Rzeznik officially became the lead singer and the band shed their metal/punk sound in exchange for an alt/college rock style. Unfortunately for drummer George Tutuska, he was replaced by Mike Malinin shortly before their 1995 record, A Boy Named Goo, was released. While the album's success paled in comparison to what the Goo Goo Dolls would soon experience, it did go double platinum and allowed the band to play extensive tour dates.
Dizzy Up the Girl became the Goo Goo Dolls breakthrough album and featured their earlier hit single and soundtrack contribution, "Iris." The album's singles topped the charts and experienced heavy rotation on the radio, the album itself eventually going triple platinum. The Goo Goo Dolls' next two albums -- Gutterflower and Let Love In -- experienced almost similar success as the band continued to dominate the alt rock scene. For the next few years, the Goo Goo Dolls played tour dates, on talk shows, and on soundtracks until the release of Something For the Rest of Us in 2010. John Rzeznik has stated that fans won't have to wait as long for another new album, as he is already working on new material.
In honor of their return to the public eye, the Goo Goo Dolls are headed out on 2011 US tour dates this summer, beginning at the Summer Celebration in Muskegon, MI on July 7. Their concert schedule will cover most of the country and will include a number of smaller music festival performances. The Goo Goo Dolls' summer tour dates in 2011 will end at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on August 27, so buy your tickets soon.