Last year the newborn Railroad Revival Tour made waves with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mumford & Sons on a six-show jaunt from California to Louisiana with a stop way out west in Marfa. The tour even spawned a concert film, Big Easy Express, that premiered at this year's SXSW.
This time around the tour will be headlined by Willie Nelson, Band Of Horses, Jamey Johnson, and actor John C. Reilly's band.
This year's tour is even more special, since it is making a stop up in Old Town Spring, just a few miles north of Houston on October 24.
The full itinerary of this year's edition of the tour can be found on the Web site, and God bless the tour for this Houston-area stop because we are one of the most out-of-the-way destinations on this route.
Here is a description of the tour, from the RRT site:
This one-of-a-kind U.S. train tour travels town to town aboard 16 vintage, 1940s railcars, setting up open-air, pop-up concert venues in parks, fields and lots around the railroad tracks where they stop.
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According to Rolling Stone, early-bird discounted tickets will go on sale July 27th at 10 a.m. CST. on the RRT site.