With a new album ready to drop in a week, the San Francisco-based rock band Train announced a 45-stop U.S. tour that will include a stop at Jones Beach on June 14... Rock band O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield who sings "Unwritten," theme song from MTV's "The Hills," are the support acts.
“We’re going on tour!” frontman Pat Monahan wrote last night on the band’s official website. “The Play That Song Tour is happening this summer across North America, and we’re bringing along our friends in O.A.R. & Natasha Bedingfield to join in on the fun.”
Train was formed in San Francisco in 1993, and its first album went platinum in 1998, led by the hit single “Meet Virginia.” They followed up with a series of albums sporting big hits like “Drops of Jupiter,” “Calling All Angels” and “Hey, Soul Sister.” The band is releasing its new album on the same day that tickets are for sale. "A girl a bottle a boat" is Train's 10th studio album. The first single from the album, "Play That Song," is No. 68 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It will be Train’s first set of original music since 2014’s "Bulletproof Picasso," which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
O.A.R. (short for Of a Revolution) is an American rock, jam band founded in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland. The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman and saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo. Together, the band has released eight studio albums, including their latest release, The Rockville LP, in June 2014. The band is well known for their live shows and extensive summer touring, and have released five records of various live performances to date. Four of the band members grew up in Rockville, Maryland and attended Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School. After graduating, they went on to study at Ohio State University where they met the fifth member, saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo from Youngstown, Ohio.
Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born 26 November 1981) is a British singer and songwriter. Bedingfield released her debut album, Unwritten, in 2004, which contained primarily up-tempo pop songs and was influenced by R&B music. It enjoyed international success with more than 2.3 million copies sold worldwide. Bedingfield received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the title track "Unwritten", and at the 2005 and 2006 Brit Awards she was nominated for Best British Female Artist. Unwritten also produced her only UK number one, "These Words. Her second album, N.B. (2007), yielded the UK top 10 singles "I Wanna Have Your Babies" and "Soulmate". N.B. was not released in North America, but six tracks from it were included with seven new ones and released in 2008 as her third studio album, Pocketful of Sunshine, with the singles "Love Like This" and "Pocketful of Sunshine" earning success on the charts. In December 2010, Bedingfield released her third album in North America, named Strip Me. In 2012, VH1 ranked Bedingfield number 66 on the list of 100 Greatest Women in Music.