On 7 June, the iconic Sydney Opera House called all angels and experienced drops of Jupiter as Grammy award winner Train were in town to perform their best hits in one of the best live music venue worldwide.
The concert hall was full of people from all ages wearing the iconic California 37 t-shirts. The night started with an opening act courtesy of special guest, American singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson who performed about 40 minutes in front of a very respectful crowd.
After a short break, people went back to their seats as around 9pm lights went off and the California 37 Logo was fully displayed on stage – Train came on stage in such an energetic way opening with Going to California and 50 Ways To Say Goodbye, rocking the whole house down! There was Front man Patrick Monahan, Scott Underwood on the drums and Jimmy Stafford on the lead guitar alongside the new band members and backup singers.
Singer Patrick Monahan has a unique personality and despite his status of world-class musician, he is a very down to earth guy, interacting with everyone in every song, taking photos with fans while signing autographs throughout his performance, not losing his pitch at all…just totally amazing!. Monahan even joked about his voice, saying he wanna sing without microphone because he is in the best venue in the world but as he was about to do it, somebody from the crowd screamed something which made him laugh: “How can that guy have better voice than me…haha…I`ve always had the experience of bringing people on stage to sing something with me and they are very confident to do it after 4 drinks, until they jump here and freak out ha ha ha”
Monahan continued surprising fans, asking a few people to go on stage, including 2 kids to play with him. The seats were no longer individual spots as many fans jumped in front and went near the stage while others stood on their seats for the rest of the show.
The band continued their list of hits, including Ordinary, You Can Finally Meet My Mom, Calling All Angels, Save Me, San Francisco and Mermaid, just to name a few. They also had a very special guest, Australian singer and The Voice judge Delta Goodrem who went on stage to perform Bruises with the band, making the crowd go wild.
Following Delta’s performance Patrick Monahan joked with the crowd saying “we should do that at the end…because nothing can beat that…hold on unless…ladies and gentleman Nicole Kidman!…ha ha ha” (Obviously Nicole was not there).
Train continued their performance with Marry Me, even doing a cover of Aerosmith‘s Dream On to see all the rockers leaping, a perfect moment for a little break for Patrick and most of the band, as a courtesy of Scott Underwood who did a very energetic drum solo.
Delta came back on stage one more time to sing Drive By, leaving the stage ready for Train to perform California 37, as Pat Monahan said that Train don’t do encores as they don’t like to keep fans waiting and clapping for them to come back.
Obviously, Drops of Jupiter is a must and the band did it with the Sydney crowd as their back-up singers in a very magical moment towards the end of the night, while Train had one more song up their sleeves, Sing Together to close this magnificent event at one of the best music venues in the world.
Here, enjoy some postcards of the venue below:
Train Australian Tour Dates
Sydney – Opera House
June 7, 2012
Melbourne – Palais Theatre
June 9, 2012
Brisbane – The Tivoli
June 11, 2012
*Fan photos for display purposes only. No commercial gains.