Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe Plan to Tour the Wild West on ... a Train?
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The iron horse revival starts down the tracks in Oakland on April 21, with a show at the not-so-common-concert venue of Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. From there, the 15-car, two-locomotive train will choo-choo south through L.A., Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas before ending in New Orleans, with the bands playing six shows along the way.
Guess when you've played with Bob Dylan at the Grammys like Mumford and Sons just did, the ol' tour bus just doesn't cut it anymore. Or maybe, having lived out one childhood fantasy, you feel inclined to follow up on the rest as well. Either way, tickets for the Oakland show go on sale at 9 a.m. tomorrow for the not-insignificant price of $55 - $150. But the tickets are one-of-a-kind commemorative editions for each show, carry no extra fees, and include an MP3 download of live recordings from the tour.
So will this run actually revive the railroad? Will it inflict the chaotic spirit of the Wild West upon eager concertgoers? Will it -- gasp! -- actually burn coal? We don't know, but it does kinda make us want one of those old-timey vests.
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