March 9, 2011
Railroad Revival Tour
THE TRIP: This April, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show will embark on a tour unlike any in recent memory. Traveling exclusively in vintage rail cars, the three bands will journey across the American Southwest over the course of a week. The aptly titled Railroad Revival Tour will feature the three bands playing concerts at six unique outdoor locations along the route, beginning April 21st in Oakland, California.
THE RAILROAD: Today’s mass transit is built for speed and volume, which suits our modern lifestyle. But sometimes the notion of landscape and discovery is left behind. The RRT is an effort to re-imagine that landscape, the experience of the journey, and to re-discover what happens in between destinations. The inaugural Railroad Revival Tour train is more than 1,500 feet long. It features 15 vintage railcars pulled by 2 locomotives, and is set to travel more than 2,000 miles over tracks that stretch across five states.
Honestly if this isn't the climax of a hipster's * dream then I need to seriously reconsider my definition of the term. The descriptions alone are excellent fodder for your Modern Day Urban Lumberjack (here's a handy guide to get you up to snuff). It has it all... Vintage Rail Cars. American Southwest. Marfa. Even a backhanded compliment to modern day mass transit. See y'all there...
Tickets on sale this morning at 11a Central.