Multi-Platinum Grammy-Winning Rock Band Train Headlining North American Tour Beginning in March

Critically Acclaimed New Album, For Me, It's You, In Stores Now


With the band's critically-acclaimed new album, For Me, It's You, 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).

For Me, It's You was recorded over the course of an intensive seven week period in Atlanta, Georgia with producer Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Rage Against The Machine, Trey Anastasio) at the dials. O'Brien first worked with Train in 2001 on the double-platinum watershed album, Drops Of Jupiter (which yielded the group two Grammy awards: Best Rock Song and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists) and later for 2003's masterful follow-up, My Private Nation (which earned Train two Grammy nominations for "Calling All Angels").

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 Mullin) 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.

  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

SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Maggie Wang of Columbia Records, Media, New York,
+1-212-833-8208,; Tour press - Sandee Gardner of
Columbia Records, Media, Santa Monica, +1-310-449-2902,

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