Mumford & Sons are perhaps the most unconventional British act to break through in the States in quite some time, so it made sense when they announced an equally unconventional Railroad Revival Tour last month.
That jaunt will see them, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show travel from show to show (and slowly through the Southwest) using only vintage trains ... a nod to the barnstorming days of old. And, in an age of mobile-phone-sponsored mega-tours, it is a rather unique idea, to say the very least.
Of course, their fans responded to the news quickly, and since most of the Railroad Revival dates are already sold out, Mumford have announced another run of U.S. shows, though these are of the more traditional variety (i.e., they will not be traveling via the power of the locomotive).
Their new tour kicks off June 3 in Kansas City, Missouri, and runs until June 16, when they'll conclude a two-night stand at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. Support for the trek will come from a number of bands, including Matthew & the Atlas, Nathaniel Rateliff, Cake and the Low Anthem. Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, April 8, through Mumford's official site.
Mumford's Railroad Revival Tour gets under way April 21 in Oakland, California, and wraps on April 27 in New Orleans. On April 13, the band will be in New York to film an episode of VH1's "Unplugged," and they'll play the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 16, along with the likes of Kanye West, the Kings of Leon and the Arcade Fire.
Mumford & Sons summer tour dates, according to the band's website:
» 6/3 - Kansas City, MO @ The City Market
» 6/5 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
» 6/7 - Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
» 6/8 - Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheatre
» 6/9 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
» 6/12 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
» 6/14 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's
» 6/15-6/16 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
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