Catch Train, the Fray, Matt Nathanson at Harveys Outdoor Arena

Train, which played at Harveys in 2014, will return on its Picasso at the Wheel Summer Tour 2015. Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

Train, which played at Tahoe in 2014, will return to Harveys Outdoor Arena on its Picasso at the Wheel Summer Tour 2015. Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

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.

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Drew Shoals and Hector Maldonado of Train.
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About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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