It’s been nearly a century since the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Co. served the big, blue lake.
But for the second year in a row a Train from San Francisco will be pulling into Lake Tahoe tonight. That would be the rock band Train, which will entertain fans July 21 at Harveys Outdoor Arena as it nears the end of a 40-city Picasso tt The Wheel Tour. The tour opened in Sacramento in late May and concludes this weekend in Quincy, Washington.
Frontman Pat Monahan will lead Train teammates in staples such as “Meet Virginia,” “Calling All Angels,” “Hey, Soul Sister” and the already classic “Drops of Jupiter.”
Last September, Train released its seventh studio album, “Bulletproof Picasso.” At recent concerts, tunes featured from that album included “Just a Memory,” “Wonder What Your’re Doing for the Rest of Your Life,” “Angel in Blue Jeans” and “Give It All.” Concertgoers might even be in for Beatles cover, “With a Little Help from My Friends.”
Monahan was unavailable for an interview for this story.
Opening the show will be folk/rock singer Matt Nathanson, an East Cost native who could share some “Gold in the Summertime,” and the Fray, a Denver-based pop/rock band led by singer and piano player Isaac Slade. The Fray’s “How to Save a Life” has been featured on “Grey’s Anatomy.”
So if you miss the Train, you may just have to catch an Amtrak bus out of town.
Train, the Fray and Matt Nathanson appear in Tahoe onstage at the Harveys Outdoor Arena at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 18. Tickets are $45.50 to $95.50 at Ticketmaster Outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or www.apeconcerts.com.
Approximate Set Times:
Doors – 6:00 pm
Matt Nathanson – 7:00 pm – 7:45 p.m.
The Fray – 8:00 pm -9:00 p.m.
Train – 9:25 pm -10:30 p.m.