FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 – TRAIN RETURNS TO TANGLEWOOD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MAT KEARNEY AND ANDY GRAMMER
Kicking off the final week of Tanglewood’s historical 75th anniversary season, three-time Grammy Award-winning rock group Train returns to Tanglewood on Friday, August 31, to play past hits and songs from their latest release,California 37. Up-and-coming pop star Andy Grammer and Nashville-based singer/songwriter Mat Kearney will open for Train. The multi-platinum band Train made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and chart-topping singles like “Meet Virginia” and “Calling All Angels.” Train earned its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash “Hey Soul Sister” from Save Me, San Francisco. The top-selling single of 2010, “Hey Soul Sister” hit #1 on radio in the United States and in fifteen countries abroad. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks. On April 17, 2012, Train released their sixth album, California 37, and the album’s single, “Drive By,” has already been charting in Top 40, Hot AC, and AAA radio. Train recorded the new album in San Francisco and Los Angeles with Butch Walker and Espionage producing the record.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 – EVANESCENCE AND CHEVELLE PERFORM IN THE SHED
Grammy award-winning rockers Evanescence join the popular artist festivities on Labor Day weekend at Tanglewood with a performance in the Koussevitzky Music Shed on September 1, at 7 p.m. Chicago-based hard rock outfit Chevelle will open the Saturday-evening performance. The multi-platinum hard rock band Evanescence, led by Amy Lee’s operatic, passionate vocals, has sold close to 25 million albums since its 2003 debut, Fallen. Their premiere single, “Bring Me To Life,” snagged the band a Grammy for best hard rock performance. Other massive hits, including “My Immortal” and “Call Me When You’re Sober,” established Evanescence as worldwide tour headliners. After a break following the conclusion of the tremendously successful tour behind The Open Door, Lee, guitarists Terry Balsamo and Troy McLawhorn, bassist Tim McCord, and drummer Will Hunt came together to write a number of songs for Evanescence, their latest, self-titled release.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 – MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, BETTY BUCKLEY, AND CHRISTINE EBERSOLE JOIN THE BOSTON POPS FOR FINAL CONCERT OF THE 2012 TANGLEWOOD SEASON
Thomas Wilkins, appointed the Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor of the BSO in 2011, will make his Tanglewood debut leading theBoston Pops at the close of the festival’s 75th Anniversary Season this September. Maestro Wilkins will lead the Pops in an “American Songbook” concert in the Koussevitzky Music Shed on Sunday, September 2, at 2:30 p.m. with the help of celebrated pianist, vocalist, and archivist of the great American songbook, Michael Feinstein. Tony Award-winners Betty Buckleyand Christine Ebersole will join Thomas Wilkins and the Boston Pops for the performance, which will feature some of the most memorable tunes in the American songbook repertoire.
For detailed information about the 2012 Tanglewood season, including how to purchase tickets, priced from $9 to $117 for regular season concerts, visit www.tanglewood.org. Tickets are available through Tanglewood’s website, www.tanglewood.org, and through SymphonyCharge at888-266-1200. Tanglewood continues to offer free lawn tickets to young people age 17 and under and a 50% discount on lawn tickets to college and graduate students.
TANGLEWOOD CONCERT LISTING, AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 2
Friday, August 31, 7 p.m. Shed
Saturday, September 1, 7 p.m. Shed
Sunday, September 2, 2:30 p.m. Shed
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