MUSIC NEWS - This April, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show will embark on a tour starting on April 21 that will be unlike any in recent memory. Traveling exclusively in vintage railcars, the three bands will journey across the American Southwest over the course of a week. The aptly titled Railroad Revival Tour featured the three bands playing concerts at six unique outdoor locations along the route, begins in Oakland, CA
The Railroad Revival train is 1,500 feet long and has 15 vintage railcars from the 1950s and 60s, pulled by two locomotives. The bands will eat, sleep, and record on the train as they travel across the American Southwest to bring their collaborative musical vision to fans from California to New Orleans. The entire tour will be the focus of a documentary to capture the spirit of the journey and give intimate insights into the creative process.
When asked about the inspiration behind the Railroad Revival Tour, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros said, "From hobos to the wild west, trains have always been a fascination of mine. This tour is going to be rad."
Tickets for The Railroad Revival Tour go on sale Wednesday, March 9 at 9am PST (10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST). Tickets are available exclusively via railroadrevivaltour.com. Each ticket will include an MP3 download of live recordings from the tour and a commemorative ticket custom-designed for each site, with no additional service fees.
The Railroad Revival Tour 2011 Itinerary-
21 Oakland, CA @ Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
22 San Pedro, CA @ Ports O'Call Village
23 Chandler, AZ @ Arizona Railway Museum
24 Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico
26 Austin, TX @ 4th and Waller
27 New Orleans, LA @ Woldenberg Park