This April, three of our favorite groups—Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show—will take to the road train tracks as part of the Railroad Revival Tour. The three folk bands will travel across the Southwestern U.S. in vintage railroad cars, performing at six different stops during the weeklong trip.
Mumford & Sons member Winston Marshall places the brief tour in historical context thusly: “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).”
Adding to Marshall’s comments, Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor says in a statement: “It’s bound to be one hell of a steel wheelin, railroadin good time…while the western country rolls by and the smoke rises blacker than musical notes pouring out of that stoked-up-and-chuggin iron chariot.” The Edward Sharpe guys apparently likes trains too. “From hobos to the wild west, trains have always been a fascination of mine. This tour is going to be rad,” frontman Alex Ebert explains.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, March 9, at 12 p.m. ET, and can be purchased exclusively through RailroadRevivalTour.com;. Check out where the tour will be stopping below.
21 – Oakland, Calif. @ Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
22 – San Pedro, Calif. @ Ports O’Call Village
23 – Chandler, Ariz. @ Arizona Railway Museum
24 – Marfa, Texas @ El Cosmico
26 – Austin, Texas @ 4th and Waller
27 – New Orleans, La. @ Woldenberg Park