by Jenny Kratz
Beginning at the end of next month, indie darlings (and Grammy nominees) Mumford & Sons will join forces with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and the Old Crow Medicine Show for a short tour -- on vintage rail cars. Their venues? Odd (but appropriate) places like Chandler, Arizona's Railroad Museum. It's a lot like the 1970 Festival Express, the touring collaboration, via train across Canada, between the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. Fans can expect onstage collaborations, rustic story time from the bands, and probably even some homemade instruments they pick up along the way.
The Railroad Revival Tour will be hitting six West Coast cities over one week, beginning April 21 in Oakland, California. No, they won't be coming by Kansas City, but those of you plotting any Pacific-bound adventures in late April may want to consider stopping by one of the tour dates. It's sure to be both a memorable concert experience and a unique photo op. Check out the Railroad Revival Tour's website for more information here.