This summer, Pat Monahan and Train are hitting the road with Jewel and Blues Traveler for the AM Gold Tour.
Every night, Pat has a goal of bringing families together to make unforgettable memories. "If you're 6 or 100, you're going to enjoy it equally," he said. "That's always been my goal. And I think a great compliment is that it works."
At 53 years old, Pat has no intention to slow down anytime soon. "I'm a blue-collar guy and I'm going to keep going for as long as people will keep buying tickets and listening to Train," he said. "I'll know when it's time to not continue but until then, I want to keep trying to make my best work."
When describing Train's longevity, Pat explained, "I've always been a marathon guy—never a sprinter. I just incorporate that in my music life too."
If you're able to tour with Train, Pat wants you to feel welcome. "If I can't be with my family, then I want to at least enjoy the people I'm out with and I try to give that experience to everybody," he explained. "If I'm the headliner, I want to treat everyone like I would want to be treated."
In between traveling and tour stops, Pat will bring his supporting acts and all the bands together for a special day. "I'm going to treat them all to Top Golf and food and whatever they want to drink," he said. "It's because Butch Walker taught me a big lesson. He taught me a lot of lessons in other areas too but that was a big one."
"I always tell people if you're not going to come and see Train, go see somebody because we lost live music for a while and you don't realize how important it is to you as a human until you're in that experience," Pat shared. "Having been a part of so many people's memories and experiences is pretty, pretty bitchin'."