Train – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA, 13 Aug 2016. With special guest Andy Grammer.
Train continues their tour tonight in Simpsonville, SC, and will be playing through September 25 at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. For more information, see http://www.savemesanfrancisco.com/tour/.
Train is definitely very engaging and appreciative of their audiences, which is always nice to see. Besides their well-known hits such as “Drops of Jupiter,” “Save Me San Francisco,” “50 Ways to Say Goodbye,” “Calling All Angels,” and “Hey Soul Sister,” look out for the smoking-hot cover of The Eagles’ “Hotel California,” with an incredible dual guitar solo. I love their own originals, but that cover in particular was incredibly well done. It gave me some new love for a song I hadn’t thought about in a long time. They also opened with “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince, and closed with David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.”
Train is Patrick Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (lead guitar), Jerry Becker (rhythm guitar and piano), Hector Maldonado (bass), Drew Shoals (drums), Nikita Houston (backing vocals), and Sakai Smith (backing vocals).
Photos and article for 10 Wire Up. © 2016 Maryelle St. Clare, all rights reserved.
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