Cleveland a Key Stop for Pop-Rock Act Train


Ever since the pop rock act Train formed in 1994, the band has included Cleveland as a tour stop. In the early days, it often played the Agora Theatre (and one year even headlined the Scene Music Awards). But to hear drummer Scott Underwood tell it, the band didn’t initially have high hopes for finding a fan base here.

“Cleveland was one of those towns that when we first went there, we didn’t think would be amazing,” he says. “When we got there, we realized it’s a really cool town. There’s something really cool about Cleveland. It’s got its own vibe. It’s a unique town. We’ve been sure to get ourselves back there on every tour. There are towns we had to cut from this tour because we’re doing major markets but we couldn’t cut Cleveland. Plus, our keyboardist is from Cleveland and we have to represent.”

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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