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Featured As Homecoming Band
September 23, 2000

Band members include
Patrick Monahan: Vocals, Percussion
Jimmy Stafford: Guitar, Vocals
Rob Hotchkiss: Guitar, Vocals
Scott Underwood: Drums
Charlie Colin: Bass

As part of Davidson College Homecoming 2000, Train will perform Saturday, September 23 at the John M. Belk Arena at 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Tickets are on sale and may be purchased through Davidson College by calling 1-800-768-CATS or 704-894-2375, or through Ticketmaster at 704-522-6500. Tickets in-advance are $10 with college i.d., $15 for the general public. Tickets at the door are $12 with college i.d. and $17 for the general public. Davidson students and alumni are encouraged to purchase tickets through the college.

The band opening for Train will be hometown favorite Cast Iron Filter. Band members, all Davidsonians, are Randy Culbertson '00, Dustin Edge '00, Howie Cockrill '00, Tim Helfrich '00 and Mike Orlando '01. Check them out at: www.castironfilter.com.

Train will perform songs from their self-titled, debut album, which showcases their strong, honest songwriting, great musicianship and straightforward approach to music. The album ranges from the eccentric and flirtatious "Meet Virginia" to the serious and reflective "Blind."

Lead singer Patrick Monahan says, "The whole band is involved in the writing of the music. We inspire one another in a very collaborative, mutual way."

On the road since 1998, the band members believe in the power of touring and word-of-mouth publicity. "We tour because for 45-90 minutes every night, we get a chance to play music in front of people and have them want to be there with us," said Monahan.

Train spent their first two years together writing, recording, and performing around San Francisco. The quintet has been in northern California ever since, playing everything from little-known venues across the state to major national venues opening for such acts as Hootie & the Blowfish, the Dave Matthews Band, Collective Soul, Counting Crows, Blues Traveler, Better Than Ezra, Cracker, the Barenaked Ladies, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and the Neville Brothers. The Train Web site is: www.trainline.com.

Check here for more information about Homecoming 2000 events.

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