Train kicked off their AM Gold Tour @XfinityCenter joined by Jewel, Blues Traveler and Thunderstorm Artis. It’s their first tour in 4 years in support of their upcoming album, AM Gold.
@ThunderstormArtis opened the show with renditions of “Summertime” from the opera Porgy and Bess, John Lennon’s “Imagine" and The Beatles’s “Blackbird," the song that got him 4 chair turns during the blind auditions on season 18 of The Voice. A favorite of mine and the frontrunner all season 18 long, he placed top three in the finale and fell short of winning The Voice.
@BluesTraveler performed next and although I am not familiar with their body of work, I did recognize their Top 40 singles, "But Anyway" and “Run-Around”. Seeing frontman John Popper playing the harmonica was something else and he would later join Train on stage and do his thing.
@Jewel is promoting her new album, Freewheelin’ Woman which includes the new track “Dancing Slow” featuring Train. She came out and greeted the crowd by saying how happy she was to see that these fans loved her more than Paul McCartney who happened to be playing at Fenway Park at the same time. Her set started with “Hands” then she sang a few songs from the new album before ending with fan favorites, “Foolish Games,” “You Were Meant For Me” and "Who Will Save Your Soul”. Jewel still sounds fantastic and sexy as ever!
It was my 3rd time seeing @Train and they did not disappoint. Not only was it a night to relive their timeless hits, it was also a night to hear new music as they opened with their newest single "AM Gold”. Pat Monahan started out in a Led Zeppelin cover band and when you sound great to boot, it’s a huge treat to hear him do cover songs. There was a mashup of Steve Miller Band's "Space Cowboy” with "Meet Virginia”, Jewel joined Train and gave us a guilty pleasure mashup of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” with “Listen to the Music” by The Doobie Brothers, Train sang another mashup of Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love” with “Hey, Soul Sister” and as a bonus for the locals, a full cover of "Dream On" by Boston's own Aerosmith.
It was an entertaining evening to say the least. Thank you Live Nation and the Veteran Tickets Foundation for providing the tickets and making it a memorable night.
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