A look inside the world of Pat Monahan of the band Train
One of the most difficult times of my recent past was opening night of our co-headline tour with Maroon 5.
I had a terrible show. I tried too hard and there were lots of other problems as well but I really felt like I let myself and everyone else down. Maroon 5 kicked our butts. Of course it isn’t a competition but let’s face it, it’s a competition.
I sat in my dressing room alone for 3 hours afterward. I was mortified. It was as though my career had ended. I took it very hard.
The following year I was exhausted. It was a good tour last summer but my heart wasn’t in it like I wanted it to be. I wanted to be home. We worked for 4 and 1/2 years straight and I needed a break. My voice was suffering for unknown reasons and I was sad for the most part.
This year I am very happy, not sad, depressed or tired. I’m so excited to headline at some of my favorite places in the States, like the Cleveland Blossom. I saw all my youth defining shows there.
I have made a lot of mistakes. I’ve learned lots of lessons that I really didn’t want to learn but here I am. Here WE are.
I’m very excited to see you all this summer. I’m very grateful that we will all be together again soon in an atmosphere of love, music and fun. I am truly and honestly looking forward to being ONE during this Mermaids of Alcatraz tour.
Hope you have your mermaid outfits ready. It’s a great way to get on stage.