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Mumford & Sons, Old Crow, Edward Sharpe hit the rails

Monday, March 7, 2011 – Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show are hitting the road. Make that rails. Traveling exclusively in vintage railcars, the three bands will journey across the American Southwest over the course of a week. The Railroad Revival Tour will feature the 3 bands playing concerts at 6 outdoor locations along the route, beginning April 21 in Oakland, Cal.

Winston Marshall from Mumford & Sons said, "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)."

The Railroad Revival train is 1,500 feet long and consists of 15 vintage railcars from the 1950s and '60s, pulled by locomotives. The bands will eat, sleep and record on the train. The bands will have equal billing and time on stage. The tour will be the focus of a documentary.

Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros commented, "From hobos to the wild west, trains have always been a fascination of mine. This tour is going to be rad."

Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show said, "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."

Tickets to The Railroad Revival Tour go on sale Wednesday, March 9 at noon eastern time only through the tour. 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.

Tour dates are:
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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