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Train frontman Pat Monahan's pre-tour ritual: 'I have a freak-out the night before'

June 20, 2014 at 8:37 AM ET

Pat Monahan, the lead singer of the popular band Train, always seems calm and collected on stage — and he says there's a reason for that.

"I meditate for a little bit before we perform," he told TODAY's Orange Room.

So, that's the secret! His ritual before going on tour, however, is a little bit different — in fact, it's quite the opposite:

Video: Pat Monahan, lead singer for Train, reveals the band's favorite place to tour and why he freaks out before every tour.

"I have a freak-out the night before I leave. I get mad at somebody," Monahan told TODAY, after singing the band's hits on the plaza. "The stress takes over and I try so hard to not talk, but I always get mad."

It's not as bad as it seems. Monahan says his typical rants include lines like: "These pancakes are cold!"

Watch the video to hear more about Train's pre-show rituals, who they miss the most on tour, and the craziest things their fans have ever done.

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