Train's whistle-stop 2012 UK tour takes in London and Manchester - tickets on sale Friday 24th Feb

Posted: 20th February 2012

Despite having formed in 1994, by the time San Francisco rock outfit Train went on what would turn out to be a three-year hiatus in 2006, in the UK at least they were essentially something of a one-hit wonder.

That hit was 'Drops of Jupiter', a Top Ten single here and a success all over the world, including a No 5 placing in the US and top spot on the 'Adult Contemporary' chart. A hugely catchy four minutes of Californian rock pop, 'Drops of Jupiter', which was said to have been inspired by a dream the lead singer Pat Monahan had, helped propel the album of the same name into the upper echelons of countdowns around the world. The single also picked up two Grammy awards.

After the self-imposed hiatus ended in 2009, Train returned with a spring in their step (and a changed line-up) and proceeded to deliver the international soundtrack to summer 2010 with their smash-hit 'Hey, Soul Sister' which topped the charts all around the world.

Their sixth studio album, 'California 37', is set for release in April 2012 and Pat Monahan will be leading Train back to the UK with two key dates in the late spring.

Train play Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 3rd May, followed by the Manchester Academy on Sunday 6th May 2012. We will have tickets available when they go on sale at 9am on Friday 24th February, priced £23.50 for London and £18.50 for Manchester.

Stewart Darkin