With a peppy, upbeat sound and oddly profound lyrics, the musical group Train has become part of the signature sound of the new millenium. Train concert tickets get you a seat on a wandering jaunt through the moments of your life -- sometimes rollicking, sometimes tender and always engaging. From "Meet Virginia" to "If It's Love", every song evokes memories and brings the crowd to its feet in a massive singalong. And that feel-good singalong vibe is fully encouraged by the band and front man Patrick Monahan, who teases fans, invites them onstage to dance and strut their stuff and generally turns famed concert venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Tanglewood and OKC's Zoo amphitheater into house parties.
The history of the band sounds like the plot of a feel-good summer movie. In 1993, Monahan left his Led Zeppelin tribute band in Erie, Pennsylvania and headed for the West Coast. There, he met up with Rob Hotchkiss, member of the LA band The Apostles. Monahan and Hotchkiss hit a few coffee houses, developed a following and decided they needed a band. The pair brought in former Apostles bandmates, Jim Stafford and Charlie Colin, and drummer Scott Underwood and hit the local band scene as Train in 1994. By 1996, the band had attracted the attention of Columbia Records, who signed them to its Aware label and sent them out on the road to open for Barenaked Ladies, Counting Crows and Blues Traveler. Train scraped together earnings from their concert gigs, put together enough to finance their first album release and hit it big on their first try when their single "Meet Virginia" broke into Billboard's Hot 100 and charted in the Top 20. The Train had left the station and the fans hopped aboard for the ride.
Since those early days, the band has seen some changes, taken a short hiatus and returned stronger than ever with the 2009 release of "Save Me, San Francisco" and subsequent concert tours where Train cemented its reputation for delivering a fun, engaging and interactive show no matter the size of the venue.
In short, everyone leaves a Train concert with a smile and a pocket full of memories to add to their collection. That may be the reason that Train tickets sell briskly whenever and wherever they go on sale. Depending on the venue and the show, the available seats range from cheap Train tickets that guarantee fans a great time to VIP tickets for Train that may include a meet and greet before the show, signed posters and take-home commemorative giveaways. Fans looking for cheap Train tickets and VIP packages can find their tickets to ride the Train to fun right here.