2011’s Railroad Revival Tour, which featured Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes touring the country via train was a successful run that was documented in the outstanding documentary Big Easy Express by filmmaker Emmett Malloy. A second Railroad Revival Tour was scheduled for this month and was set to feature Willie Nelson and Family, Band of Horses, Jamey Johnson and John Reilly & Friends. Unfortunately, that tour has just been cancelled.
Here’s a note from the event’s organizers…
Railroad Revival Tour October Dates Cancelled
It is with extreme regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2012 Railroad Revival Tour. The decision to do so was a difficult one, but it was determined that certain complications would not permit us to host the shows in the manner intended, and that the bands and fans deserved.
Ticketholders will be receiving a full refund for all costs. All refunds are being processed and appear on your credit card statement. These will be fully processed by October 21, 2012.
We hope fans will take the opportunity to see these acts in other venues. Thank you.
There are some who planned travel around the shows, such as one attendee Laura Pace who explained her tough situation via Facebook, “This is going to make me puke! We spent $1600 on a train ride for two, booked flights to first stop and flights from memphis stop. Those are non refundable and cost is an additional $800. Then there’s the hotel room in new orleans night before show 225. $ and a room in memphis for after the second show 112$. Who is reimbursing those?” A tough situation not made better by the lack of details in the announcement of the cancellation. We love this concept and hope it’s pulled off again in the future.