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Grammy-winning Train at Shooting Star May 28

The hit-making band Train will spend 11 days touring Europe and then open for Bon Jovi at the first-ever show in the new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey before its May 28 concert at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minn.

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Train will perform May 28 at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minn. Tickets will go on sale April 26.

The hit-making band Train will spend 11 days touring Europe and then open for Bon Jovi at the first-ever show in the new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey before its May 28 concert at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minn.

The Mahnomen concert, announced Wednesday, will feature the band perhaps best known for winning two Grammys in 2002 for its monster hit "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and for its current hit, "Hey, Soul Sister."

Tickets for Train will go on sale at 9 a.m. April 26, a news release said.

According to Train's Web site, the band makes plenty of appearances at casinos and other venues across the country, from Grand Rapids, Mich., to Thackerville, Okla. But from May 7-18, the band will tour Europe, performing in London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris and Milan. On May 26, Train will open for Bon Jovi at the new Meadowlands Stadium.

"So if this isn't one of the cooler things we've been honored to do, we don't know what is," the blog on the band's Web site said of the Meadowlands appearance.

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Train's latest CD, "Save Me, San Francisco," was released in October.

"Hey, Soul Sister," is one of Train's biggest hits yet, according to the All Headline News Web site, and has jumped into the No. 1 spot on iTunes, beating out the singles from Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

It was TV, not radio, which made "Hey, Soul Sister" a hit, according to AHN. The song, originally released in August, started up the charts when the band performed it on a December episode of "CSI: NY." The band's lead singer, Patrick Monahan, guest starred in the episode. Since then, the track has been used in episodes of NBC's "Medium," ads for Samsung 3-D televisions and promos for the second season of "Nurse Jackie."

"Hey, Soul Sister" peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, Train's highest chart entry since they were No. 5 in 2001 with "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)," AHN said. Train's last radio hit was in 2003 with "Calling All Angels."

In addition to vocalist Monahan, Train features Jimmy Stafford on guitar and Scott Underwood on drums. They got their start 15 years ago in San Francisco. Following their 2006 release, "For Me, It's You," the band took a three-year hiatus, according to the Train Web site.

For more about the Mahnomen show, visit Shooting Star's Web site at www.starcasino.com or call (800) 313-7469.

Reach Tobin at (701) 780-1134; (800) 477-6572, ext. 134; or send e-mail to ptobin@gfherald.com .

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