PITTSBURGH - The National Hockey League (NHL) is pleased to announce that Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling band Train will now entertain fans at the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™, the much-anticipated regular-season outdoor game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Heinz Field - home of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. The primetime matchup, including the band's first intermission performance, will be broadcast live from Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. ET in the U.S. on NBC and in Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports 2.
The 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ will feature an intrastate rivalry game between the Penguins and the Flyers. This regular-season outdoor matchup at Heinz Field will celebrate the 50th anniversary of both the Penguins and Flyers, who were introduced to the NHL® as part of the six-team 1967 NHL expansion.
The weekend celebration will begin with The PreGame, the official tailgate party of the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™. The PreGame will be free and open to the public from 3 - 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 24 (in the parking lot only) and Saturday, Feb. 25. A ticket will NOT be required for access. All guests, including children, must consent to a search of their person and anything they are carrying. Metal detectors will be located at The PreGame and Stage AE entry gates. For more information on The PreGame, including a list activities and performances, visit https://www.nhl.com/fans/stadium-series.
Originally from San Francisco, Train has had 14 songs on Billboard's Hot 100 list since the release of their debut self-titled album. Train's climb to the top began in San Francisco in 1994, as the original 5-member band tenaciously built a loyal following, leading up to their own self-titled debut album, released by Columbia in 1998. The tumbling wordplay of "Meet Virginia" gave them their first unlikely radio hit and 2001's Drops Of Jupiter broke them to multi-platinum status thanks to the double-GRAMMY award-winning title song that spent 10 months in the Top 40, and snaring the Best Rock Song GRAMMY award by beating out Coldplay and two U2 songs. The group won another GRAMMY award in 2011 for their global hit "Hey Soul Sister," the #1 best-selling smash and most downloaded single of 2010, from their multi-platinum album Save Me, San Francisco. Next was 2012's California 37, which launched the hit "Drive By" reaching the Top 10 in 13 countries. They've sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, more than 30 million tracks, with multiple platinum/gold citations, including 3 GRAMMY awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors. In 2014 Bulletproof Picasso-the band's 7th studio album-debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned rave reviews.
The band recently released their eighth album, a girl a bottle a boat, via Columbia Records on Jan. 27. Lead single, "Play That Song" has had a strong start, hitting Top 5 on the iTunes chart, Top 10 at Hot AC radio, and climbing Adult Top 40.
Train has also released on a holiday album, Christmas in Tahoe, which brings their signature sound to holiday classics as well as three original songs and Does Led Zeppelin which features the band covering one of their favorite bands. Additionally, Train's award-winning Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. released their sixth varietal, 'Bulletproof Picasso' sauvignon blanc. Proceeds from the wine support Family House, a San Francisco charity that supports families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.