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Grammy-winning pop rockers Train play at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 13

Grammy-winning pop rockers Train play at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 13
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From a press release:

After playing at Hersheypark Stadium last year, Grammy Award-winning pop/alternative rock band Train will perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Wednesday, June 13 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $49.50 and $79.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. A pre-sale for members of the venue’s Music Insiders Club will take place on Thursday, May 3 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Train is a multi-Grammy and Billboard Award-winning band from San Francisco, California that has had 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list since the release of their debut self-titled album.

Train’s climb to the top began in San Francisco in 1994, as the original five-member band tenaciously built a loyal following leading up to their first album, released by Columbia in 1998. The tumbling wordplay of “Meet Virginia” gave them their first unlikely radio hit, and 2001’s “Drops of Jupiter” broke them to multi-platinum status thanks to the double-Grammy Award-winning title song that spent 10 months in the Top 40 and snared the Best Rock Song Grammy by beating out Coldplay and two U2 songs.

The group won another Grammy in 2011 for their global hit “Hey Soul Sister,” the No. 1 bestselling smash and most downloaded single of 2010 from their multi-platinum album “Save Me, San Francisco.” Next was 2012’s “California 37,” which launched the hit “Drive By,” reaching 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 three Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, and dozens of other honors. In 2014, the band’s seventh studio album, “Bulletproof Picasso,” debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned rave reviews.

Most recently, Train has rereleased their well-received holiday album, “Christmas in Tahoe,” which brings their signature sound to holiday classics as well as several original songs. On Jan. 27, the band released their eighth studio album, “A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat,” via Columbia Records, which spawned the lead single “Play That Song,” hitting Top 5 on the iTunes chart, Top 10 on Hot AC radio, and charting on the Adult Top 40.

Train frontman Pat Monahan partakes in other ventures outside of music with his newly launched
Drops of Jupiter wine portfolio. Proceeds from the wine go to Family House, a San Francisco
charity that supports families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Train’s 2016 project, “Does Led Zeppelin II,” a cover album in tribute of their favorite band, saw 100 percent of the band’s proceeds going to Family House.