Train and special guest MAGIC! to perform at Washington State Fair on Sept. 25

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.

Puyallup, WA – March 7, 2016 – With mega-hit songs “Hey, Soul Sister,” “Meet Virginia,” and “Drops of Jupiter” under their belt, Train looks like they are riding the popularity wave for years to come. This three-time Grammy Award winning group has sold over 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide. The Caribbean flavor and glistening melodies of MAGIC! are a strong musical potion, found in songs like “Rude,” “No Evil” and “Let Your Hair Down.”

Tickets for the Sunday, Sept. 25 Train with special guest MAGIC! concert in Puyallup will go on sale Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m. The concert is part of the Washington State Fair’s 2016 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Tickets are $75 – golden circle, $65, $50 and include Fair gate admission. Tickets will be available on the Fair website,  Or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office at 9th Ave SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on site will be charged a $2 per ticket service fee.


Train started playing as a band in San Francisco back in 1994 at the Mad Dog In The Fog, and quickly learned that the chemistry between Patrick Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar), and Scott Underwood (drums) worked well. While they had a big following in their market, record labels were not beating down their door for them to sign. After recording their own album, Columbia Records reconsidered and signed the group.

Their debut album, Train was released in 1998 with the hit “Meet Virginia.” Three years later Drops of Jupiter was released, and the band’s popularity surged. The lead single in that album, “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” was an international hit, winning two Grammy Awards in 2002. The album went on to be certified double platinum, and is their best selling album to date.

Platinum-certified album, My Private Nation followed in 2003, and the hit single “Calling All Angels” capture high air play. Following their fourth album, the band went on a three-year hiatus, with Patrick Monahan pursuing a solo career.

Train reunited, and released the single "Hey, Soul Sister" in 2009. It became an international hit, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, topping the charts in Australia and the Netherlands and becoming a top ten hit in multiple other countries.

Save Me, San Francisco, the band's fifth studio album, was released in October 2009. For the album, the band worked with several producers, including Martin Terefe and Gregg Wattenberg. It peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200, earning a gold certification from the RIAA. The album's second and third singles, "If It's Love" and "Marry Me", became top 40 hits on theBillboard Hot 100.

In April 2012, Train released their sixth studio album, California 37; it peaked at number four on the Billboard 200. The album's lead single "Drive By" peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also became a top ten hit in multiple other countries. In Sept. 2014 the band released the album, Bulletproof Picasso, and in 2015 released Christmas in Tahoe. For further information, visit:


MAGIC!, a reggae fusion band, hails from Toronto, Canada, and includes songwriter and record producer Nasri, Mark Pellizzer, Alex Tanas and Ben Spivak. They are most well known for their debut single, “Rude,” which peaked at #1 in seven countries.

Their second single released from the album, "Don't Kill the Magic" hit the airwaves on April 4, 2014, peaking at #22 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. Their debut album, Don’t Kill the Magic was released on June 30, 2014. The album peaked to #5 on the Canadian Albums Chart and #6 on the Billboard 200.

In September of 2014 it was announced that MAGIC! would be an opening act for Maroon 5 on their 2015 world tour in North America and Europe. In April 2015, the single “No Way No” was released, peaking at #23 in Canada. Visit:

The concert is part of the Washington State Fair’s 2016 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Tickets will also go on sale for other artists in the coming months. Visit to see the updated lineup, or sign up online to receive announcements of pre-sale opportunities BEFORE concert tickets go on sale to the public. The concerts to date are:


(incl. Fair gate)

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Sept. 4 (Su) Tim McGraw
(Music Superstar)
7:30 p.m. $350 VIP package, $250 VIP package, $95, $85
Sept. 9 (F) Rodeo Playoffs - Friday Matinee 1:00 p.m. $18 / $5*
Sept. 9 (F)

Rodeo Playoffs with Thompson Square concert - Friday Evening

6:30 p.m.

$40-Golden Saddle, $30
$35-Standing in Dirt Concert

Sept. 10 (Sa) Rodeo Playoffs - Saturday Matinee 1:00 p.m. $30 - Golden Saddle, $25
Sept. 10 (Sa)

Rodeo Playoffs with Chris Janson concert - Saturday Evening

6:30 p.m.

$40-Golden Saddle, $30
$35-Standing in Dirt Concert

Sept. 11 (Su) Rodeo - Puyallup Finals 1:00 p.m. $35-Golden Circle, $36, $26
Sept. 12 (M) for King & Country and Matt Maher
7:30 p.m. $46-Golden Circle, $36, $26
Sept. 22 (Th) Dierks Bentley
7:30 p.m.

$100-Golden Circle, $80, $65
Pre-Show Dinner-$38

Sept. 25 (Su) Train, with special guests MAGIC!
7:30 p.m. $75-Golden Circle, $65, $50

* Friday 1 p.m. rodeo does not include Fair gate admission. Gates are open free from 10 a.m.-noon.

The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes over one million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 21-day event that kicks off the Friday of Labor Day weekend. For more info about the Sept. 2-25, 2016 Washington State Fair (closed Tuesdays), visit

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