Warm 106.9 is proud to welcome Train in concert to the Puyallup Fair on Sunday, September 23rd!
With mega-hit songs “Hey, Soul Sister,” “Meet Virginia,” and “Drops of Jupiter” under their belt, Train looks like they are riding the popularity wave for years to come. After a three year hiatus, this tree-time Grammy Award recipient is staying focused on what they love, recording great music.
Train with Special Guests Mat Kearney and Andy Grammer will perform on the final night of the Puyallup Fair, Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center. The concert, part of the Columbia Bank’s Puyallup Fair Concert Series will start selling tickets on Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m. on the Fair website, www.thefair.com/concerts or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247), daily, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST. To save the convenience charges, purchase tickets in person at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center box office at 9th Avenue SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Golden Circle tickets are $65, with other tickets selling at $50 and $30. All are reserved seating, and include Fair gate admission.
Train started playing as a band in San Francisco back in 1994 at the Mad Dog In The Fog, and quickly learned that the chemistry between Patrick Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar), and Scott Underwood (drums) worked well. While they had a big following in their market, record labels were not beating down their door for them to sign. After recording their own album, Columbia Records reconsidered and signed the group.
Their debut album, Train was released in 1998 with the hit “Meet Virginia.” Three years later Drops of Jupiter was released, and the band’s popularity surged. The lead single in that album, “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” was an international hit, winning two Grammy Awards in 2002. The album went on to be certified double platinum, and is their best selling album to date.
Platinum-certified album, My Private Nation followed in 2003, and the hit single “Calling All Angels” capture high air play. Following their fourth album, the band went on a three-year hiatus, with Patrick Monahan pursuing a solo career.
After much soul searching, the group got back together, and their album Save Me, San Francisco produced three popular singles, “Hey, Soul Sister” (RIAA five time multi-platinum certified song, #3 on the Billboard charts), “If It’s Love” and “Marry Me” (both #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart). The album is certified gold, and near the platinum status.
On February 7, Train announced the title of their soon-to-be released album on their Facebook page. California 37 will be released on April 17, 2012. For further information, visit their official website at www.trainline.com.
Mat Kearney, a Eugene, Oregon native, is known for his unmistakable coon and vibrant writing style, capturing the attention of artists like John Mayer and Sheryl Crow, who invited him on tours.
He has received critical acclaim for the title track and first single, “Nothing Left to Lose” from his second album of the same name. The song peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and sold over 500,000 copies and won numerous BMI awards. certified gold. For further information, visit: www.matkearney.com.
The “2011 Artists to Watch” on the Billboard chart included the name, Andy Grammer, and that catapulted the singer, songwriter and musician to another status in the entertainment industry. He has shared the stage with Taylor Swift, and was the first male pop star since 2003 to reach the Top 5 at Adult Pop Radio on his first single, “Keep Your Head Up,” which is now a certified Gold record, quickly approaching Platinum status.
His follow-up single which continues to gain attention is, “Fine By Me.” Grammer starts his first headlining tour this spring with Gavin Degraw and Colbie Caillat. For further information, visit: www.andygrammer.com.