John Steinbeck and Jack Kerouac must be smiling down on the news today that Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show are set to mount a week-long tour of the US starting April 21st in Oakland, CA. The sweet spot? All three bands will be travelling in “vintage railcars” in order to get to their shows in the Southwest. The coolest bit, however, is that each band will not only live on the 1,500-foot train — powered by two locomotives and comprised of 15 vintage cars from the ’50s and ’60s — but also write and record. Additionally, the entire trek and co-habitation effort will be filmed for a documentary on the creative process.

Tickets go on-sale Wednesday, March 9th at 12 pm EST, and are available exclusively through http://railroadrevivaltour.com. Each ticket will include an MP3 of music captured on the tour along with a customized ticket for each tour date.

So sayeth Mumford & Sons’ banjo player Winston Marshall of the Railroad Revival, “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).”

RAILROAD REVIVAL TOUR DATES
April 21 Oakland, CA @ Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
April 22 San Pedro, CA @ Ports O’Call Village
April 23 Chandler, AZ @ Arizona Railway Museum
April 24 Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico
April 26 Austin, TX @ 4th and Waller
April 27 New Orleans, LA @ Woldenberg Park

 
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