Train Rolls into Mansfield
June 08, 2022 Xfinity Center Mansfield Ma.
It was a great night for a show at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield Massachusetts, especially the first show of a tour. The forecast had called for rain earlier in the day but in typical New England fashion that all changed. The lineup for the night was outstanding.
The evening started with Blues Traveler led by the soulful singing and harmonica playing of front man John Popper with guitarist Chan Kinchla, drummer Brendan Hill, bassist Tad Kinchla and on keyboards Ben Wilson. They were a perfect fit for the show as they played songs from their 30 plus year history including the crowd favorites ‘Hook’ and ‘Run Around’.
After Blues Traveler came Jewel whose voice was incredible. She was accompanied by a full band to which she made note it was the first time in 7 years she has done that. Her set was amazing.
Up next were the headliners Train. They came out with the energetic song ‘AM GOLD’. which is also the title track to their latest release. The bands line up is Pat Monahan (lead vocals), Hector Maldonado (bass, vocals), Jerry Becker (keyboards, vocals), Taylor Locke (guitar, vocals), Matt Musty (drums), Sakai Smith (backup vocals), and Nikita Houston (backup vocals). They played for almost 2 hours and had a great stage show. John Popper came back out and joined them in doing a cover of Stephen Stills ‘Love The One Your With’. Jewel also joined them for ‘Turn Up The Radio’, a cover of Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen’ and the Doobie Brother’s ‘Listen to the Music’. Train also paid homage to local rockers Aerosmith with an awesome cover of their song ‘Dream On’. They rounded out the night with the live debut of the songs ‘Bettin On Me’ and ‘Fake Flowers’ among other songs. Let’s not forget ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ and ‘Drops Of Jupiter’. The whole show was a blast for the crowd in attendance and the band. Don’t sleep on this one, for more info on Train and about the tour check out their website
Since their formation in 1994, Train has had 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100, 12 albums on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and has sold more than 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide. The band’s global hit “Hey, Soul Sister” continues to reach new milestones – last year, the track was certified Diamond by the RIAA, one of just 58 songs in history to reach Diamond status, and most recently surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify.