The Railroad Revival Tour – the trek that saw Mumford & Sons and a host of other musicians travel to outdoor dates by train – has announced a new lineup and route for 2012.
This year’s trip will find Willie Nelson & Family, Band of Horses, Jamey Johnson and John Reilly & Friends crossing the rails for eight shows between Duluth, Georgia and Oakland, California. Things kick off October 20th at, fittingly enough, the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth.
Early-bird discounted tickets will go on sale July 27th at 10 a.m. CST.
“Railroad Revival Tour is an experience that transcends typical music tours or festivals and glorifies the historical romance between music and trains under the setting of the great American landscape,” reads a statement announcing the tour’s second year. It also notes that along with individual performances, the RRT promises “spontaneous and unique collaborations onstage as well as on the train between stops.”
To get a sense of the Railroad Revival Tour’s unique set-up, check out these photos from last year’s opening show with Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show, as well as this review of last year’s show in Marfa, Texas. Dates and venues for this year’s trek – impromptu train station jam sessions notwithstanding – are below.
10/20 Duluth, GA – Southeastern Railway Museum 10/21 TBA 10/22 Memphis, TN – Memphis Central Train Station 10/23 Oklahoma City, OK – Downtown Airpark 10/24 Old Town Spring, TX 10/25 Tempe, AZ – Downtown 10/27 San Pedro, CA – Ports O’ Call 10/28 Oakland, CA – Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. EDT.
A movie was made of last year’s Big Easy Express, with Mumford and Sons, and is available for purchase on DVD.