Mumford & Sons to launch Railroad Revival Tour this April

Mumford-and-SonsImage Credit: Matt Kent/WireImage.comMumford & 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.

More from the Music Mix:

Mumford and Sons: Ben Lovett talks about playing with Dylan, recording with Ray Davies, and high-fiving R. Kelly
Bob Dylan to perform at Grammys with Mumford and Sons and Avett Brothers
Watch an exclusive clip of Sugarland and Little Big Town performing Mumford and Sons’ ‘Sigh No More’
Mumford & Sons: An EW Q&A with frontman Marcus Mumford

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  • Penny

    “We have somehow yet to financially profit from what we do”
    Oh man, that breaks my heart. I hope they aren’t getting screwed somehow. I would looooove to go to this show but alas they aren’t not coming near my town.

    • DRG

      “We have somehow yet to financially profit from what we do”

      Yet, Lady Ca Ca could sell recordings of herself farting and her lemming followers would turn a profit for her. Very sad.

  • Jeff C.

    Emo Folk

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  • jo

    I really think they are going to be big. I feel horrible that I didn’t hear of them before the Grammys. That performance sold me and I bought everything I could. If they were even close to me I would pay money to see them. They have a HUGE amount of talent and seem to back it up with their normal and “nice” personalities.

  • Rebecca

    Can hardly wait!!!!!

  • Catlin

    I’ll be going to this and gladly pay $55 for tickets for these amazing artists.

  • Lesley

    I love them and was amazing

  • Tom Smith

    They hit the House of Blues last year. The tickets were gone so fast that it was no surprise that they showed up on Craig’s List for 2-3 times as much. Too many parastites.

    But Mumford and Sons – Amazing Stuff and I learned about it from a small article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram and I have been listening to the CD ever since, 5 times 50 or 60 times now. I love their stuff. If you guys need someone to set up your guitar stands when you come to Texas let me know. Okay. Okay. I will the whole tour with you.

  • sam

    if you guys are fans of mumford & sons then you have to check out The Wilderness of Manitoba! my friend just played me their EP “Summer Fires” and it’s soooo good. love all of the indie/folk music hitting the scene!

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    • Jerry

      There’s a limit to how much originality money can buy. Mumford and Sons have a great sound and songs. I live in Geneva, Switzerland, and just down the road along the lake where the wethlay reside (not in the shacks amongst the woods like the rest of us) lives a billionaire with a hot wife. With a no 1 UK song to her credit as a writer (a girl band took it there) she’s no stanger to the music scene. Last year she brought out her first album in Switzerland and it died very quickly. With all the backing. Good slots at some big music festivals. Plenty of cash and influence etc. Because it was plain and boring. So a bit of daddy’s money and influence can help but you do need the quality to get anywhere and to stay on the air.

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  • Hiroyuki

    Sigh. If I find a professor of muogoclsiy to identify the instrument as being a banjo (whilst originally African, not mostly associated with America), a professor of linguistics to confirm that the accent of the voice is closer to an American accent than an English one, and finally a professor of English literature to confirm that, indeed, Wuthering Heights is set in the north of England and not in Kansas would you accept their definition? If this gets up your nose, who is to define that these squiggles on the page have any meaning whatsoever?

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