Train

Live Nation Presents

Train

O.A.R, Natasha Bedingfield

Thu, July 13, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Ford Idaho Center - Amphitheater

Nampa, ID

$39.50-$75.00

Train
Train
GRAMMY-WINNING BAND TRAIN PAYS TRIBUTE TO THEIR MUSICAL INFLUENCES WITH RELEASE OF COVER ALBUM CALLED DOES LED ZEPPELIN II

100 % OF TRAIN'S PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT SAN FRANCISCO'S FAMILY HOUSE

Multi-platinum-selling band TRAIN is set to pay homage to one of their biggest musical inspirations with the first cover album of their career called DOES LED ZEPPELIN II. The album is set for release on June 3, 2016 on Crush Music in association with Atlantic Records, Led Zeppelin's record label, which released the original Led Zeppelin II in October 1969. The nine-track collection follows the original Led Zeppelin II track listing, including classic hit songs such as "Ramble On" and "Whole Lotta Love." The album, available for pre-order now, will be available on CD, limited edition vinyl, digital download, and all streaming services.

The decision to do a Led Zeppelin cover album took shape when the band recently performed the complete Led Zeppelin II album on this year's annual Sail Across the Sun cruise. "Our favorite band is Led Zeppelin, and they made a huge impression on our lives musically," said lead singer Pat Monahan. "So I thought, why don't we record one of their albums, just for the fun of it for our fans. The hard part was deciding which one."

Monahan went on to explain the recording process: "They are so hard to record, especially when you are trying to get as close a version as you can to the original. The mixes, the time that they put in, it's crazy how great they were as a band. They were virtuosos at what they did." Overall though, Monahan said the band just wants fans to enjoy the album. "I would love it if people get a dose of what's hiding underneath Train's songs, our influences, but we basically did this for the fun of it."

Train has booked a limited series of performances to support the album release, including two major broadcast appearances. The band will perform on June 1st live on Howard Stern's radio show and will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on June 10th.

Train will also perform the full album at intimate venues, including: New York's Irving Plaza on June 1st, Los Angeles' Troubadour on June 6th, Seattle's Neumos on June 8th, San Francisco's Great American Music Hall on June 4th, as well as being part of the line-up for the 2016 Mountain Jam festival at Hunter Mountain, New York on June 2nd. Concerts and on-sale details are listed below.

Ensuring that the project has a charitable angle, 100% of Train's proceeds from the album will be given to Family House, a San Francisco-based nonprofit with close ties to the band. The organization provides temporary housing to families of ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital. "We don't expect anything financially from this album; anything that comes of it we are happy to give to Family House," said Monahan.

The album is now available for pre-order here:

Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/TrainLZIIiT
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/TrainLZIIa
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/TrainLZIIgp
O.A.R
O.A.R
Classic American author Thomas Wolfe famously stated "you can't go home again,"but don't tell that to the members of O.A.R. On their eighth studio album, THE ROCKVILLE LP, the shape-shifting rock band found that returning home triggered a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.
"This isn't about us going back to our musical roots per se,"says lead singer Marc Roberge, who founded O.A.R. in 1996 with his Rockville, Md. high school classmates, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, and bassist Benj Gershman (saxophonist Jerry DePizzo joined while the group was at Ohio State University). "It's about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We'd drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, spend time with our people. Rockville was the catalyst then, and it's the catalyst now."
For the first time in a while, the band found that visiting their Maryland hometown gave them a sense of peace. For years, they had been pushing themselves to reach new levels of success, searching for their place in the world. Plus, turbulent times within their personal lives had led them to a slightly disconnected state."I went home to Maryland many times while making this album and based these songs on all the familiar feelings that Rockville gave me,"Roberge says. "I tried to focus in on the simple things that always made this band so creative and driven. For everyone in the band, this was a restart. We've been hanging out, enjoying life, letting things go…The whole album is about a reboot."
That sense of renewal is evident on the first single, the deep, yearning "Peace.""As we were writing it, I felt the weight of three years lift off my shoulders,"Roberge says. "We wrote it about getting back to that even playing field after you go through turbulent times. It's about what I see people going through all around me, everyone deserves second, third, fourth chances."
Roberge wrote "Peace"with Blair Daly and Nashville-based producer Nathan Chapman, best known for his work with Taylor Swift, after Roberge introduced himself to Chapman at an event in Los Angeles. The two got along so well that, in addition to "Peace,"their writing sessions yielded three other songs: "Favorite Song,""Two Hands Up"and "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off."Chapman produced "Favorite Song"and "Two Hands Up,"while Gregg Wattenberg, who co-wrote O.A.R.'s No. 1 smash, "Shattered (Turn the Car Around),"produced "Peace."Chapman and Wattenberg shared production duties on "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off."With those four tracks serving as the foundation for the album and as a boost to the band's confidence, Roberge produced the rest of the tracks on THE ROCKVILLE LP including a co-production with Jerry DePizzo on "The Element.""We felt like we were on to something with an overwhelming freedom to chase down some more songs,"Roberge says.
THE ROCKVILLE LP, which was recorded in Nashville, Bethesda, Md., and Brooklyn, N.Y., features some of O.A.R.'s most diverse, intricate songs to date. Bold horn arrangements weave in and out of several of the tunes, including "Irish Rose"sequel and DePizzo showcase, the jangly, story song, "Caroline the Wrecking Ball,"as well as the ambitious "The Architect,"a song adored by longtime fans, but one O.A.R. had never committed to an album before.
Pure joy and light-heartedness infuse album opener, the spiky infectious anthem, "Two Hands Up,"and the irrepressible reggae-tinged "Favorite Song"in which Roberge cheerfully references dozens of song titles. "We were driving down roads in Nashville and Maryland feeling nostalgic harkening back to the days of endlessly flipping through the radio dial singing loudly to your favorite songs. This song is an ode to the hit, to recognize the pure joy you can get from a song and some rolled down windows."
O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to achieve that sense of immediacy. On THE ROCKVILLE LP, "it comes the closest,"Roberge says."Every live band I know will always want nothing more than to carry their live performance onto the album. It's an elusive thing to capture, so I'll never say we nailed it,"Roberge says. "But I can guarantee we put that same live show energy and passion into each minute of THE ROCKVILLE LP and we can only hope the audience feels that."
Natasha Bedingfield
Natasha Bedingfield
With a number 1 single in America, a number 1 UK debut album, and over 6.5 million units shifted worldwide, Natasha Bedingfield is the UK's biggest female pop star bar none - a bold, beautiful home grown answer to US Uber-Divas Christina Aguilera and Pink.

Natasha took the US by storm last year with the first British chart topping hit by a female in almost twenty years. Vanity Fair singled her out as the spearhead of a new Britpop invasion; she became one of the faces of Gap (alongside Mia Farrow and Common); she was invited by her hero Prince to jam with him at a private party; Bono enlisted her for his (RED) campaign; and her song Unwritten proved to be the most played song on mainstream American radio in 2006.

To everyone else she is "The 'Single' Girl" who blasted her way up the British charts in 2004 with her typically outspoken take on the lifestyles of independent young women. So her return to action this year may come as something of a surprise...

"I want to make music that matches who I am. My first album was about independence and opportunism. I'm still very independent and I find it hard to let go of that freedom, but I'm in a different place now. I've been dating, searching for a partner, looking for Mr Right..."

Natasha Bedingfield's sophomore album N.B. is very much reflective of this 'different place' that she is in now, proving that affairs of the heart, although difficult, make for excellent song-writing material. Each track on the album explores a varying stage of the 'relationship' story, and the issues, experiences, and processes that come with these stages: from the lonely place of never feeling like you will fit with anyone (Soulmate), through the flirting, dancing stage where you feel you might (How Do You Do?), to the moment at which the game playing ends and open honesty prevails (Say It Again). Never one to mouth empty platitudes or re-hash well-worn clichés, Natasha's gift for creating pop music that does not sacrifice intelligence on the altar of universal appeal prevails throughout.

Recorded in Los Angeles, Natasha Bedingfield has co-written and co-produced N.B., working with a stellar team of talent including Mike Elizondo of Eminem/Dre/50 Cent fame, Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Greg Kurstin (Beck, Lily Allen), previous collaborators Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Wayne Wilkins, Danielle Brisebois and Wayne Rodrigues and long time Madonna collaborator Pat Leonard.

The first cut to be taken from N.B. is forthcoming single I Wanna Have Your Babies, due to be accompanied by a colourful and entertaining video from Dave Meyers (Pink, Missy Elliot, Outkast). Lyrically I Wanna have Your Babies touches on a female's fight to reign in their natural disposition to 'rush into things' in an effort to find that elusive 'one', that potential father to their children. Musically it is distinctly 'Natasha Bedingfield' - the voice to melt radios, the beats that drop either side of the Atlantic, the arrangements that are undeniably quirky, but still, somehow, work.
Venue Information:
Ford Idaho Center - Amphitheater
16200 Idaho Center Blvd.
Nampa, ID, 83687
http://www.fordidahocenter.com/