Train to Rock at All-Star Challenge
The Grammy Award-winning rock group Train will roll into Charlotte Motor Speedway for a high-octane performance presented by Miller Lite prior to the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge on Saturday, May 20.
Train will perform a one-hour concert on the Miller Lite Rock 'n' Racing stage located between Turns 1 and 2 in the Charlotte Motor Speedway infield. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. and local band, Charity Case, will take the stage at 1:45 p.m. NEEDTOBREATHE will follow with Train's performance scheduled to begin at 3:30.
Concert admission is free with the purchase of a ticket for the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, NASCAR racing's annual all-star event.
Formed in 1994, Train quickly developed an avid following in the San Francisco area and by 1997 was opening for national bands such as Barenaked Ladies and Counting Crows. The group's self-titled debut album was released in 1998 and included the hit singles "Free" and "Meet Virginia," which spent four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.
The group's second album, Drops of Jupiter, arrived on March 27, 2001, and its title single "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" was a runaway hit. The song eventually earned Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.
Train's release of My Private Nation in June 2003 gave fans the Grammy-nominated No. 1 radio hit "Calling All Angels" and the group's acclaimed live concert album debuted in 2004. In its latest release, For Me, It's You, Train explores new levels of emotional depth and musical unity in songs such as "For Me, It's You" and "All I Ever Wanted."
Playing hundreds of shows each year, Train is recognized as one of the nation's hottest live bands. Led by vocalist Pat Monahan, Train also features Jimmy Stafford (guitars), Scott Underwood (drums), Brandon Busch (keyboards) and Johnny Colt (bass guitar).
Tickets for the May 20 running of the NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, which includes the Train concert, start at just $21 and are available by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or online here.