Train plays sold-out show at America's Cup Pavilion

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San Francisco’s own Train played a sold-out show at the America’s Cup Pavilion on Sunday night. Gavin DeGraw along with Irish trio The Script provided opening support to the show at San Francisco’s newest and only waterfront concert venue.

Train, the three-time Grammy award-winning band, was the star attraction, in their hometown.

“It’s really beautiful here,” said lead singer Pat Monahan. “I’s really foggy and cold but that’s what we expect from San Francisco… That’s the charm of the summers in San Francisco.”

He went on to speak about the America’s Cup and how being around the sport this summer in San Francisco will have an impact.

“I think sport and music are one and the same any way,” Monahan said. “Athletes want to be musicians and musicians want to be athletes. We do a lot of NFL and Major League Baseball things – and the America’s Cup is another great event we get to do.

“I will be following it now – that’s what NASCAR has done for us by involving us musically then I get more involved in the racing – this will end up the same way… When I am with it and part of it then I want to get to know more about it.”

The two opening acts got the crowd on their feet early. Both DeGraw and The Script lead singer Danny O’Donoghue left the stage to perform from the audience, creating a lively atmosphere that lasted throughout the evening.

Partial proceeds from ticket sales will go to Family House, which serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns. Family House is Train’s nominated charity.