Pat Monahan Speaks to Good News about: * The Release of his debut solo album “Last Of Seven”. Joining forces with esteemed producer Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Elton John, Roger Waters), Monahan has crafted a soulful rock and pop album that gives his soaring emotive vocals and vivid storytelling lyrics an exciting new dimension. All the tracks on Last of Seven–a mix of up-tempo rock, ballads and soulful grooves with gospel-imbued touches–were written or co-written by Monahan. He is joined by Brandi Carlile on the duet Pirate On The Run, while Graham Nash lends background vocals to Cowboys and Indians and Richie Sambora adds acoustic guitar to Someday. * His Solo Concert Tour Which began October 4, 2007. 33-city cross country trek commenced October 4 in Phoenix. For these dates, Monahan will be backed by a full band and perform songs from Last of Sevenincluding the melodically buoyant and lyrically vivid first single Her Eyes–alongside an assortment of such Train hits as “Meet Virginia,” “Drops Of Jupiter” and “Calling All Angels More about Train: Formed in San Francisco 1994, Train quickly developed an avid local following and, by 1997, was opening for national bands like Blues Traveler, Barenaked Ladies, and Counting Crows. Its D.I.Y. debut album, Train, was produced by the band and Curtis Mathewson. In February 1998, it came out on Aware/Columbia, and the band hit the road in a rundown 1987 Dodge Ram minivan with a little red trailer. It stayed on the road for the next two years. In autumn 1998, the Fox Television series, “Party Of Five,” began to feature Train’s first single, “Free,” already a radio favorite. By August, a second single, “Meet Virginia” led Train to a four week stay at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. In November, the album was certified RIAA gold and later achieved platinum. Early in 2000, Train took a break from the road to begin recording a new album with producer Brendan O’Brien. The band recorded for the rest of the year, between headlining tour dates, and making television appearances. When Drops Of Jupiter arrived on March 27, 2001, its title track single, “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me),” was already a runaway hit on several Billboard charts. The song’s lush orchestrations by Paul Buckmaster touched a very wide group of new fans and radio listeners. Drops of Jupiter has gone on to achieve RIAA double platinum status. The single spent a total of 53 weeks on the Hot 100, through April 2002. The track also won a Best Arrangement Grammy for the group and Buckmaster. The release of My Private Nation in June 2003 gave Train fans the Grammy-nominated #1 Adult Top 40/Adult Contemporary radio smash “Calling All Angels.” Alive At Last, the group’s acclaimed live concert album was released in 2004. Each of Train’s studio albums–beginning with 1998’s self-titled debut and carrying on through Drops Of Jupiter and My Private Nation–has achieved RIAA platinum status or better while generating a string of hit singles that touched the lives of the group’s fans in profound and powerful ways: “Free,” “Meet Virginia,” “I Am,” “Drops Of Jupiter,” “Something More,” “She’s On Fire,” “Calling All Angels,” “Ordinary,” “When I Look To The Sky,” “Get To Me.” Playing literally hundreds of shows for thousands upon thousands of fans since forming in San Francisco in 1994, Train earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the nation’s hottest live bands.