A new batch of train trotters will follow suit after last year’s Railroad Revival Tour and sweep the southern states with backcountry charm starting Oct. 20. As a singer songwriter well versed in the impact of the railways on American culture, Willie Nelson will headline the sophomore tour joined by Band of Horses, John C. Reilly and Jamey Johnson.
The indie crew will voyage along the railroad in 16 railcars from the 1940s and illuminate the historical romance between music and trains under the setting of the great American landscape. This year's train route kicks off at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia. The musicians will switch up their venue locales by performing in open air and stopping by pop-up concert venues in parks, sometimes alongside the railroad tracks where they plan to stop and take a breather.
The tour follows on the heels of the success of last year's inaugural outing, which featured performances by Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show along a train route through the southwest United States. You can witness the phenomenal response from both the musicians and attending crowds in the documentary of the journey, "Big Easy Express," which is available now on iTunes and out today, July 24th, on DVD.
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27th at 10 a.m. CST.TOUR DATES AND LOCATIONS
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
DULUTH, GA: Southeastern Railway Museum
SUNDAY, OCT. 21
MONDAY, OCT. 22
MEMPHIS, TN: Memphis Central Train Station
TUESDAY, OCT 23
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK: Downtown Airpark
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
OLD TOWN SPRING, TX
FRIDAY, OCT. 26
TEMPE, AZ: Downtown
SATURDAY, OCT. 27
SAN PEDRO, CA: Ports O' Call
SUNDAY, OCT. 28
OAKLAND, CA: Middle Harbor Shoreline Park