New Train Coming
Save Me, San Francisco hearkens back to the band's early days in the mid-'90s, when they first formed in the city by the bay. This album marks the restoration of Train's original line-up, including vocalist Pat Monahan, guitarist Jimmy Stafford and drummer Scott Underwood, since 2003's platinum offering, My Private Nation.
"I think taking time away from each other really made the heart grow fonder," frontman Pat Monahan says of the break. "We realized how important we were to one another and taking a few years off helped us all really look at ourselves and what we could contribute to this band."
Train recorded Save Me, San Francisco in London's Kensaltown Studios, with producer Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall, James Morrison) at the helm, helping the band tap into their organic, distinguished sound. The album's lead track, "Hey, Soul Sister", is charismatic, fresh, and laden with hooks that stick in your head all day, perfect to celebrate the dog days of the summer season. The song marks a new direction from Train's classic style found in prior hits such as "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)", "Calling All Angels" and "Meet Virginia", and is sure to appease Train fans and all music aficionados alike.
Additionally, the band is in the midst of planning a headlining fall tour to support the album. Train's current concert schedule can be found below, with more dates to be added shortly.
8/08/09 – Arlington, WA, Festival Of The Rivers
9/06/09 – Naperville, IL, Naperville Last Fling
9/18/09 – Temecula, CA, Pechanga Resort & Casino
9/19/09 – Newport Beach, CA, Taste Of Newport
9/26/09 – Sacramento, CA, Discovery Park
9/27/09 – San Francisco, CA, Golden Gate Park
10/03/09 – Mobile, AL, Bayfest
10/17/09 – Las Vegas, NV, Bite Of Las Vegas
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