The much rumored Railroad Revival Tour has finally been announced. It will be perhaps the most unique tour in recent history and will feature Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Pulling out of the station on April 21st in Oakland, California, a 1,500 ft. long vintage train made up of 15 cars will embark on this unique summer tour. The train will make several stops along its South Western US route during the period of one week. 6 unique locations have been announced.
To really understand this tour seek no further than the words of Winston Marshall of Mumford and Sons, who was quoted as saying ‘To misquote the great Woody Guthrie, this train is bound for disgrace. Glorious disgrace. Woody rode with his fellow drifters around North America; we get to do it with a bunch of other musicians, although not strangers, from different corners of the world. A dream come true to be on tour with them, a privilege we get to do it on a train (one of Britain’s greatest inventions by the way).”
Winston, along with members from the rest of the bands will eat, sleep, and record on the train as it makes stops from California to New Orleans. The entire tour will be the focus of a documentary which will attempt to bring the experience of a railroad tour to viewers everywhere.
You can snag tickets to The Railroad Revival Tour when they go on sale Wednesday, March 9 at 9 am PST (10 am MST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST). Tickets will be made available exclusively through http://railroadrevivaltour.com. Along with a guaranteed spot at the concert tickets include an MP3 download of live recordings from the tour as well as a commemorative ticket custom-designed for each site, all this for no additional service fees.
The 6 confirmed train stops are as follows…
4/21 – Oakland, CA -Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
4/22 – San Pedro, CA -Ports O’Call Village
4/23 – Chandler, AZ -Arizona Railway Museum
4/24 – Marfa, TX -El Cosmico
4/26 – Austin, TX -4th and Waller
4/27 – New Orleans, LA -Woldenberg Park