Mumford & Sons to Jump On 'Railroad Revival' Spring Tour
After enjoying a breakout year and performing at the Grammys, Mumford & Sons will take their victory lap on a rustic railroad alongside Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. The three groups will play six outdoor shows in seven days together on the Railroad Revival tour, which begins Apr. 21 in Oakland, Calif.
The tour will find the three bands traveling exclusively in vintage railcars from the 1950s and 60s as they make their way across the American Southwest from Oakland to New Orleans. Tickets for the tour -- on which Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and Old Crow Medicine Show will share equal billing and stage time -- will go on sale this Wednesday (Mar. 9) at railroadrevivaltour.com.
Although they lost the Grammy prize for Best New Artist to Esperanza Spalding, Mumford & Sons performed alongside Bob Dylan at the awards on Feb. 13 and watched their debut album, "Sigh No More," shoot to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (the disc slips to No. 3 on this week's chart). Five days before the Railroad Revival tour kicks off, the U.K. folk act will perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.
Here are Mumford & Sons' Railroad Revival tour dates:
April 21: Oakland, Calif. (Middle Harbor Shoreline Park)
April 22: San Pedro, Calif. (Ports O'Call Village)
April 23: Chandler, Ariz. (Arizona Railway Museum)
April 24: Marfa, Texas (El Cosmico)
April 26: Austin, Texas (4th and Waller)
April 27: New Orleans, La. (Woldenberg Park)