STEEL TRAIN JOINS YO GABBA GABBA LIVE!, TOURING WITH FUN. THIS FALL | The Audio Perv
25 Aug
2010

New Jersey rock band Steel Train is excited to announce that they will share the stage with the cast of beloved kid’s show Yo Gabba Gabba! on the “Yo Gabba Gabba Live!” tour. Among the other “Super Music Friends” guests on the tour are Mates of State, Amanda Palmer, Kid Koala, OK Go and many others. Steel Train joins an illustrious list of the show’s past musical guests that includes Weezer, The Shins, MGMT, The Roots, Chromeo and The Ting Tings. Dates with Yo Gabba Gabba! below.

The band has a busy autumn of touring ahead of them. After the Yo Gabba Gabba Live! dates and a handful of one-offs, Steel Train will bring their celebrated live show to audiences across the country when hit the road with fun. for an ambitious North American tour kicking off September 29th. Full tour dates below.

Listeners in the New York area can tune in to WRXP on Thursday, August 26th to hear Steel Train perform live on air on Matt Pinfield’s morning rock show. The band will perform an intimate set at the Bowery Electric that night, as special guests at WRXP’s Anything Anything showcase. In addition, fans can pick up a copy of Steel Train for only $3.99 at Amazon.com all day Thursday, when it is featured as the website’s Daily Deal.

Steel Train has had a jam-packed year, including the arrival of their self-titled album this past June. The band completed a massive US tour with Tegan & Sara, appeared at the Coachella and Bamboozle festivals, performed on The Late Show with David Letterman and headlined a highly successful tour of their own. Along with Steel Train, the band simultaneously released a digital companion album featuring each of the new record’s twelve tracks reinterpreted, re-imagined and remixed by a star-studded cast of some of contemporary music’s most heralded female artists. Entitled Terrible Thrills Vol. 1, the companion disc includes covers by Scarlett Johansson, Tegan & Sara, Amanda Palmer, Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian, Holly Miranda and others.

Known for their high-octane, unhinged live performances, Steel Train has been praised by Esquire, SPIN, Rolling Stone, Relix, Alternative Press, USA Today and others for their versatile, anthemic and infectious brand of rock and roll that’s garnered comparisons to Arcade Fire, The Hold Steady and Bruce Springsteen.

Listen to Tegan & Sara’s cover of “Turnpike Ghost” here

Check out the band’s triumphant performance of “Bullet” on The Late Show with David Letterman

Scarlett Johansson’s cover of “Bullet” MP3

Steel Train Tour Dates:

August 26 Bowery Electric New York, NY
August 27 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY^
August 28 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, VA^
August 29 Mann Center Philadlephia, PA^
August 31 Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion Gilford, NH^
September 2 Times Union Center Albany, NY^
September 3 Artpark Lewiston, NY^
September 15 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
September 16 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
September 17 Park Ave CD Orlando, FL (in-store)
September 18 St. Augustine Ampitheatre St. Augustine, FL
September 20 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
September 29 Higher Ground Burlington, VT*
September 30 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY* (free show)
October 1 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA*
October 2 Mr. Small’s Theatre Pittsburgh, PA*
October 3 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH*
October 5 The Basement Columbus, OH*
October 6 Brick Street Oxford, OH*
October 7 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI*
October 8 The Firebird St. Louis, MO*
October 9 House of Blues Chicago, IL*
October 10 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, MN*
October 12 People’s Court Des Moines, IA*
October 13 Blue Moose Iowa City, IA*
October 14 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS*
October 15 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO*
October 16 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT*
October 21 Media Club Vancouver, BC*
October 22 El Corazon Seattle, WA*
October 23 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR*
October 26 Starline Fresno, CA*
October 27 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA*
October 28 Music Box @ Henry Fonda Los Angeles, CA*
October 30 The Nile Mesa, AZ*
November 2 The Cambridge Room @ HOB Dallas, TX*
November 4 Stubb’s Austin, TX*
November 5 Bronze Peacock @ HOB Houston, TX*
November 27 Webster Hall New York, NY*
November 29 La Sala Rosa Montreal QC*
November 30 The Mod Club Toronto, ON*
December 2 9:30 Club Washington, DC*
December 3 Royale Night Club Boston, MA*
December 4 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY*
December 7 The Orpheum Tampa, FL*
December 8 Culture Club Ft. Lauderdale, FL*
December 9 The Social Orlando, FL*
December 11 The Loft Atlanta, GA*
December 13 Paramount Arts Center Ashland, KY*

^ with Yo Gabba Gabba Live!
* with fun.

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