Q: What's better than Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show touring together?
Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show just announced they're touring together by traveling only in vintage railcars over the course of a week through the Southwest.
The bands will play concerts at six outdoor locations along the route, beginning April 21 in Oakland.
The Railroad Revival train is 1,500 feet long and consists of 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, bringing their collaborative vision to fans from California to New Orleans. The bands will have equal billing and equal time onstage, in an environment that encourages creativity and cross-pollination. The entire tour will be the focus of a documentary that captures the spirit of the journey and gives intimate insights into the creative process.
What inspired 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 to the Railroad Revival Tour go on sale Wednesday, March 9 at 9 a.m. PST. They are available exclusively through http://railroadrevivaltour.com. Each ticket will include an MP3 download of live recordings from the tour, as well as a commemorative ticket custom-designed for each site, with no additional service fees.
April 21: Oakland; Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
April 22: San Pedro; Ports O'Call Village
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April 23: Chandler, Arizona; Arizona Railway Museum
April 24: Marfa, Texas; El Cosmico
April 26: Austin, Texas; 4th and Waller
April 27: New Orleans, Louisiana; Woldenberg Park