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Train to Headline Colonials Weekend
June 25, 2012
The multi-platinum selling band will perform at the Charles E. Smith Center Oct. 20.
The university announced today that Grammy Award-winning band Train will perform at Colonials Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Charles E. Smith Center.
“President Steven Knapp and university leadership encouraged us to find a world-class musical act that appeals to audiences of all generations for Colonials Weekend,” said Peter Konwerski, senior associate vice president and dean of students. “We are excited to welcome this award-winning band for a performance exclusively for GW students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff.”
The GW community can purchase tickets starting on Monday, July 9, at 9 a.m. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.
Formed in San Francisco in 1994 by Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood, Train has released six studio albums, including platinum-debut album “Train,” double-platinum album “Drops of Jupiter” and platinum album “My Private Nation.” Their current single, “Drive By” from their new album “California 37,” peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is currently No. 25 on the iTunes Top Songs chart.
The band has three Grammy Awards—best rock song and best arrangement for “Drops of Jupiter” in 2002 and best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal for “Hey, Soul Sister” in 2011—and won top rock artist and top rock song at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards for “Hey, Soul Sister.”
Colonials Weekend is an annual event that brings together GW students, faculty, staff, family and friends, and is sponsored by the Office of Parent Services in the Division of Student Affairs.