Chart-topping San Francisco-natives Train are taking their latest hit album Bulletproof Picasso on the road with a 40+ city summer tour across North America with special guests The Fray and Matt Nathanson. The Picasso At The Wheel Summer Tour 2015, promoted by Live Nation, begins Thursday, May 21 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Sacramento, Calif. and will conclude in Quincy, Wash. on Saturday, July 25 at The Gorge Amphitheatre for the band’s first ever Picasso Music, Food and Wine Festival. Fans across the country in cities such as Los Angeles, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Toronto and Nashville will have a chance to witness the band perform tracks from the new album—including the Top 10 radio single “Angel in Blue Jeans,” “Cadillac, Cadillac” and their new single “Bulletproof Picasso”—along with their many enigmatic, signature hits from the past 20 years.
Fans are also encouraged to show up early for the Patcast Tailgate tent, where Pat Monahan will periodically make an appearance throughout the tour. Located in the venue parking lot each night, ticket-holders can tailgate and enjoy classic rock DJ, give shout-outs to friends on the Patcast (Pat’s weekly podcast), and enter to win various prizes. The Patcast tent will also be the place for fans to register for the Mermaid Costume Contest and a chance to be brought onstage.
VIP bundles and experiences will be available through Train’s fan presale beginning Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 10:00 a.m. local time – information on how to purchase will be available on all of Train’s social media accounts. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General tickets for the tour go on sale Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. in select cities on www.livenation.com. Please see below for full details and on sale information.
Train also announced today their new single “Bulletproof Picasso” and its forthcoming music video, which will feature guest stars Emily Kinney (Beth on AMC’s The Walking Dead) and Reid Ewing (Dylan on ABC’s Modern Family). The band performed the title track this morning on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael in its television debut, and the video will premiere on VEVO on Jan. 23.
Bulletproof Picasso—the band’s 7th studio album—debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 in September 2014 and earned rave reviews. USA Today’s Elysa Gardner remarks that “the best tracks… are the driving and high-spirited ones, where Pat Monahan’s sweet, keening tenor – evoking cative here of a Wings-era Paul McCartney – rides meaty but crisply percussive arrangements” and Billboard’s Richard Bienstock says the band’s “wholehearted embrace of pop has unshackled Train, allowing it to revel in anything-goes stylistic tourism” that all feels “oddly cohesive, with the band’s rocker roots showing an impressive pliability to move within pop’s boundaries.”
Train has successfully traveled the nearly-unnavigable path of a contemporary, hit-making rock band while keeping their heads. The climb to the top began in San Francisco in 1994. The original 5-member band tenaciously built a loyal following, leading up to their own self-titled debut album, released by Columbia in 1998. The tumbling wordplay of “Meet Virginia” gave them their first unlikely radio hit, with 2001’s Drops Of Jupiter garnering multi-platinum status thanks to the double-Grammy winning title song that spent 10 months in the Top 40. In their typical ‘you-gotta’-nail-it-down-motherfucker’ style, the quixotic song snared the Best Rock Song trophy by beating out Coldplay and two U2 songs.
The group won another Grammy 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. Their most recent album, 2012’s California 37 launched the hit “Drive By,” which reached the Top 10 in 13 countries. They’ve sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, more than 30 million tracks, with multiple platinum/gold citations, including 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors. Additionally, Train’s award-winning Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. has recently released their 6th varietal, ‘Bulletproof Picasso’ sauvignon blanc. Proceeds from the wine support Family House, a San Francisco charity that supports families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
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21-May,”Marysville, CA”,Sleep Train Amphitheatre
22-May,”Mountain View, CA”,Shoreline Amphitheatre
23-May,”Los Angeles, CA”,Hollywood Bowl
24-May,”Chula Vista, CA”,Sleep Train Amphitheatre
26-May,”Phoenix, AZ”,Ak-Chin Pavilion
27-May,”Albuquerque, NM”,Isleta Amphitheater
29-May,”Dallas, TX”,Gexa Energy Pavilion
30-May,”The Woodlands, TX”,Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
3-Jun,”Pelham, AL”,Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
5-Jun,”Atlanta, GA”,Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6-Jun,”Tampa, FL”,MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – On sale @ 12 p.m. local
7-Jun,”West Palm Beach, FL”,Cruzan Amphitheatre – On sale @ 12 p.m. local
9-Jun,”Charlotte, NC”,PNC Music Pavilion
10-Jun,”Raleigh, NC”,Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
11-Jun,”Hershey, PA”,Hersheypark Stadium
13-Jun,”Virginia Beach, VA”,Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
14-Jun,”Camden, NJ”,Susquehanna Bank Center
16-Jun,”Wantagh, NY”,Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 18**,”Bangor, ME”,Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – On sale @ 12 p.m. local
19-Jun,”Saratoga Springs, NY”,Saratoga Performing Arts Center
20-Jun,”Mansfield, MA”,Xfinity Center – On sale @ 12 p.m. local
21-Jun,”Uncasville, CT”,Mohegan Sun – On sale @ 12 p.m. local
23-Jun,”Toronto, ON”,Molson Canadian Amphitheater – On sale @ 12 p.m. local
24-Jun,”Darien Center, NY”,Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
26-Jun,”Bethel, NY”,Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
27-Jun,”Holmdel, NJ”,PNC Bank Arts Center
28-Jun,”Bristow, VA”,Jiffy Lube Live
30-Jun,”Burgettstown, PA”,First Niagara Pavilion
1-Jul,”Clarkston, MI”,DTE Energy Music Theatre
2-Jul,”Cincinnati, OH”,Riverbend Music Center
3-Jul,”Tinley Park, IL”,First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
10-Jul,”Nashville, TN”,Bridgestone Arena
11-Jul,”Maryland Heights, MO”,Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
12-Jul,”Noblesville, IN”,Klipsch Music Center
15-Jul,”Cuyahoga Falls, OH”,Blossom Music Center
17-Jul,”Kansas City, MO”,Starlight Theatre
18-Jul,”Englewood, CO”,Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
19-Jul,”Salt Lake City, UT”,USANA Amphitheatre
21-Jul,”Stateline, NV”,Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
22-Jul,”Boise, ID”,Taco Bell Arena
24-Jul,”Ridgefield, WA”,Amphitheater Northwest
25-Jul,”Quincy, WA”,The Gorge Amphitheatre
**Train and The Fray only
†All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
††All on-sale times at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.