Mumford & Sons is bound for glory. The British foursome is teaming up with Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros for a unique new railroad tour across the American Southwest this April.
Coming straight off their memorable performance with Bob Dylan at the Grammys, they intend to pay tribute to country music legend/folk-hero Woody Guthrie by eating, sleeping, recording, and performing in 15 vintage railcars from the 1950s and ‘60s. The Railroad Revival Tour will kick off in Oakland, CA on April 21 and wrap up April 27 in New Orleans with stops in Arizona and Texas in between.
For frontman Marcus Mumford, touring is a community affair, especially now that they’re reuniting with American roots music maestros Old Crow Medicine Show after a previous tour last year. “Community is absolutely what we’ve found with bands like Old Crow Medicine Show,” he says. “They are so talented, so incredibly nice. We just became friends.”
Maybe the Railroad Revival Tour will help Mumford & Sons finally turn a profit, too. Keyboardist Ben Lovett recently told EW, “We have somehow yet to financially profit from what we do,” despite their debut album Sigh No More moving two million copies. Tickets go on sale Wednesday March 9 at noon EST. Here’s hoping that going hobo will push them into the black.
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Bob Dylan to perform at Grammys with Mumford and Sons and Avett Brothers
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Mumford & Sons: An EW Q&A with frontman Marcus Mumford