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All aboard: Train takes Ironstone stage Saturday


Courtesy photo Train will be joined by The English Beat for Saturday’s concert at Ironstone Amphitheatre.

Grammy Award-winning San Franciscans Train will head to the Mother Lode for a Saturday night concert at Ironstone Amphitheatre in Murphys.

Train has sold more than 10 million albums and 30 million tracks worldwide in addition to winning three Grammy Awards, two Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors.

The band’s seventh studio effort, “Bulletproof Picasso,” spawned two hit singles — “Angel in Blue Jeans,” the band’s 13th Top 10 radio hit, and “Cadillac, Cadillac.” Those singles joined the band’s successful arsenal of other radio-embraced singles throughout their two-decade career. “Angel in Blue Jeans” also has a Western-themed video starring Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “Dusk Til Dawn”) and Hannah Simone (“New Girl”) that has racked up millions of online views.

The band’s “California 37” from 2012 spawned the hit “Drive By,” a multi-platinum single that reached the Top 10 in 13 countries. That single adds to the prolific Train setlist that already includes multiple signature smashes such as their Grammy Award-winning classic “Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me),” the chart-topping “Meet Virginia,” and “Calling All Angels.”

The band snagged another Grammy in 2011 for their global smash “Hey, Soul Sister,” (the No. 1 hit and biggest selling single of 2010) from their 2009 multi-platinum album, “Save Me, San Francisco.”

In 2011, Train launched the Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. and Save Me, San Francisco Chocolate Co., which benefit Family House, a Bay Area nonprofit providing temporary housing to the families of seriously ill children being treated at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Recently, the band released “Train Does Led Zeppelin II” with proceeds benefiting Family House.

Opening Saturday’s show is The English Beat.

• What: Train and The English Beat.

• When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Ironstone Amphitheatre, 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys.

• Tickets: $50 to $250.

• Info: ironstoneamphitheatre.net