A “Runaway Train” of classic rock!
Formed in the summer of 1981, Soul Asylum quickly became frontrunners of American college rock, garnering a reputation as the country’s best live band. Landing their first record deal in 1984, Soul Asylum went on to record several albums with three record labels. In 1992, they released Grave Dancers Union, a record that would transform them from underground rockers into international superstars. The first two singles, Somebody to Shove and Black Gold, both debuted high on the Modern Rock and Album Rock charts, but it was the album’s third track that led them to their major breakthrough. Runaway Train peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, raised album sales to double-platinum level, and won Soul Asylum a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1994. They followed their success with Let Your Dim Light Shine, which climbed to number six on the Billboard 200 and featured the number one Modern Rock track, Misery. After releasing Candy from a Stranger in 1998, the band took a break from recording. They returned to the studio in 2004 to record their ninth full-length album, Silver Lining, released in 2006, after the group lost their bass player, Karl Mueller, to throat cancer. Their most recent recording, Delayed Reaction, came out in 2012. Today, Soul Asylum consists of Dave Pirner, Michael Bland on drums, Winston Roye on bass and Justin Sharbono on guitar. They are putting the finishing touches on a new studio album for release this year.
Soul Asylum – Runaway Train
Levitt Pavilion General Information:
Concerts are FREE and family friendly, except for the 38 Special concert on Oct. 5, which requires a ticket purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email email@example.com.