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Grammy Award Winning Group Train Strikes Gold as Save Me San Francisco Tops 500,000 in Sales While Minting Two Hit Singles

Sony Columbia Records - 09/13/2010

Grammy award winning group Train has returned to the forefront of American pop consciousness with Save Me San Francisco, the band's fifth full-length studio album, and its pair of smash radio hits: "Hey, Soul Sister," the most successful single in Train history, and its rapidly rising successor, "If It's Love," which has reached #1 on the Adult Top 40 chart and is in the Top 25 pop chart and climbing. Driven in part by the one-two punch of these singles, Save Me San Francisco has sold more than 500,000 copies since its release.

Released in August 2009, "Hey, Soul Sister," with its buoyant ukulele accompaniment and radiantly catchy melody, became Train's fourth Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and second-ever Top 10 single, peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 six months after its release.

The highest peaking, and most successful single in Train history, "Hey, Soul Sister" wound up out-charting 2001's Grammy-winning "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" (#4) and 2003's "Calling All Angels" (#17) on the Hot 100. It's the group's best-charting single in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand. A bonafide international phenomenon, "Hey, Soul Sister" has gone to #1 in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Thailand and the UK.

Certified quadruple Platinum by the RIAA as of July 14, 2010, "Hey, Soul Sister" is the #1 Most Downloaded Song in Columbia Records history and with more than 4.5 million legal downloads, is 14th among the Top 20 Songs in Digital History as measured by Nielsen/SoundScan.

Both "Hey, Soul Sister" and "If It's Love" have reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Pop Song chart, a survey which premiered in March 1996. Train is the first act to have two #1 songs on the chart since 2007. "If It's Love" is the 100th record to reach #1 on the Adult Pop Song chart since its inception.

Train is slated to appear on A&E's "Private Sessions" on September 26 and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on September 28.

Train will be playing during half-time in the Chiefs versus Chargers game on Monday Night Football on September 13. The Train half-time performance will air at 10:15pm on ESPN.

Train is currently on the road on their headline "Save Me San Francisco Tour," which winds up later this month with shows at the Los Angeles and San Francisco Greek Theaters before the band heads to Europe.

  Train Tour Dates


                                         The Amphitheatre at
  2010-09-10    Trumbull, CT             Indian Ledge Park
  2010-09-11    Clark, NJ               Oak Ridge Park
                                         INB Performing Arts
  2010-09-16    Spokane, WA              Center
  2010-09-18    Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom
  2010-09-19    Redmond, WA             Marymoor Amphitheater
                                         Red Rock Resort, Spa &
  2010-09-24    Las Vegas, NV            Casino
  2010-09-25    Phoenix, AZ             US Airways Center
  2010-09-30    Los Angeles, CA         Greek Theatre
  2010-10-01    Berkeley, CA            Greek Theatre
  2010-10-02    Temecula, CA            Pechanga
  2010-10-03    Temecula, CA            Pechanga
  2010-10-11    Madrid (Espana)         Sala Penelope
  2010-10-12    Barcelona (Spain)       Sala Razzmatazz
  2010-10-14    Paris, France           Bataclan
  2010-10-15    Luxembourg              Den Atelier
  2010-10-16    Tilburg, Netherlands                        013
  2010-10-18    Dublin, Ireland         Vicar Street
  2010-10-19    Waterford, Ireland      Forum Waterford
  2010-10-20    Birmingham, UK          Academy
  2010-10-21    Glasgow, UK             ABC
  2010-10-23    Manchester, UK          Academy
  2010-10-24    Bristol, UK             Academy
  2010-10-25    London, UK              Shepherds Bush Empire
  2010-10-27    Cologne, Germany        Stollwerck
  2010-10-28    Erlangen, Germany       E Werk
  2010-10-29    Vienna, Austria         Gasometer
  2010-10-30    Zurich, Switzerland     Kaufleuten
  2010-10-31    Solothur, Switzerland   Kofmeh

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