With the band's critically-acclaimed new album, For Me, It's You
(click for review), in stores now, the Grammy-winning multi-platinum rock band Train
will headline a North American spring tour beginning in March. Train will return to the band's original San Francisco home turf to open the tour with a four-night stand (March 16, 17, 18, 19) at the historic Fillmore Theatre (see full itinerary following).
Train will be making several pre-tour television appearances to help celebrate the release of For Me, It's You. Train is slated to appear on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" on February 3; CBS's "The Early Show" and VH1's "Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash" special on February 4; ABC's "The View" on February 6; NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on March 6; and NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" on March 14.
Released to stores on Tuesday, January 31, For Me, It's You has already been heralded as "Train's strongest set of tracks to date..." by David Wild in a three star review of the album in Rolling Stone (February 9, 2006) and called "the group's richest collection yet..." by Elysa Gardner in a three-and-a-half star review in USA Today (January 31, 2006).
These sentiments were echoed in Billboard (February 4, 2006) by Sven Philipp who wrote, "The band remains dedicated to anthemic rock songs with perfect pop hooks ... Big-hearted and giant-chorused, the songs are driven by Pat Monahan's smooth vocals -- still irony-free and as crisp as ever."
Chuck Arnold in People (February 9, 2006) noted that "There are plenty of solid pop-rockers like the first single 'Cab,' a wistful portrait of post-breakup isolation complete with swelling strings and Elton-esque piano." "Cab" is currently rising up the nation's Adult Top 40 charts.
For Me, It's You is the first album of new Train songs since 2003's My Private Nation
(which featured the Grammy-nominated #1 Adult Top 40/Adult Contemporary radio smash "Calling All Angels") and is the first new Train release of any sort since Alive At Last
, the group's acclaimed live concert album (released in 2004).
Train's incandescent live performance at the 2002 Grammy Awards ceremony connected with television audiences around the world and made a fan of Kanye West
. When asked by Rolling Stone (for its Grammy preview in the February 9, 2006 issue) to talk about Grammy performances that had really knocked him out, the hip-hop superstar responded, "I really liked when Train performed 'Drops of Jupiter.' That was the first time I'd heard that song, and I was like, 'Oh, sh*t, this is great!' The performance was that good."
For Me, It's You is the first Train studio album to showcase the band's revamped and revitalized lineup -- on-board since 2003's My Private Nation tour -- featuring bassist Johnny Colt (originally from the Black Crowes
), and Atlanta keyboardist Brandon Bush (John Mayer
, Shawn Mullins
) joining founding members Pat Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitars) and Scott Underwood (drums).
With the group's new lineup working and playing as one on For Me, It's You, Train's new album emerges as the most fully realized and keenly focused of the band's career.
Playing literally hundreds of shows for thousands upon thousands of fans since forming in San Francisco in 1994, Train earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the nation's hottest live bands. With For Me, It's You and the group's upcoming tour, Train will give the group's fans a chance to celebrate the music of this great American band.
Click here to read our review of Train's 'For Me, It's You'
Train - North American Tour Itinerary
THU 16-Mar San Francisco, CA Fillmore
FRI 17-Mar San Francisco, CA Fillmore
SAT 18-Mar San Francisco, CA Fillmore
SUN 19-Mar San Francisco, CA Fillmore
TUE 21-Mar Seattle, WA McCaw Hall
WED 22-Mar Vancouver, BC Commodore
THU 23-Mar Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
TUE 28-Mar Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort
WED 29-Mar Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
THU 30-Mar Las Vegas, NV Rain at Palms Hotel
FRI 31-Mar Alpine, CA (San Diego) Viejas
SAT 1-Apr Tempe, AZ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre
WED 5-Apr Denver, CO Paramount Theater
THU 6-Apr Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre
FRI 7-Apr St Louis, MO Pageant
SAT 8-Apr Nashville, TN Ryman
MON 10-Apr Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
TUE 11-Apr Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
WED 12-Apr Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
THU 13-Apr Madison, WI Orpheum
FRI 14-Apr Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater
SAT 15-Apr Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
MON 17-Apr Cleveland, OH House of Blues
TUE 18-Apr Toronto, ONT Phoenix Theatre
WED 19-Apr Detroit, MI State Theatre
THU 20-Apr Pittsburgh, PA AJ Palumbo Theatre
FRI 21-Apr Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
SAT 22-Apr Erie, PA Erie Civic Center
TUE 25-Apr Boston, MA Orpheum
WED 26-Apr New York, NY Beacon Theatre
THU 27-Apr Washington, DC Constitution Hall
FRI 28-Apr Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Theatre
FRI 5-May Memphis, TN Beale Street
SAT 6-May Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
SUN 7-May West Palm Beach, FL Sunfest