A few traditional country greats will be gracing the stage this fall and winter, as it’s been announced in recent days that Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson will hit the road together in October, while Wynonna Judd will return this December for her Christmas tour.
The second annual Railroad Revival tour will take place October 20-28, and it’s shaping up to be a pretty impressive lineup, featuring Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson, along with Band of Horses and actor-musician John C. Reilly.
In truly one of the more unique tours in recent memory across any genre, Railroad Revival travels to various cities across the country via vintage rail cars. The artists on board live and collaborate musically together on the train during the duration of the tour, performing at outdoor venues near the train tracks.
Tour dates include stops in Duluth, Georgia, Memphis, Tennessee, Oklahoma City, Old Town Spring, Texas, Tempe, Arizona, San Pedro, California, and Oakland, California, as well as a stop at an as-of-yet unannounced location on October 21.
There’s no denying that Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson aren’t the typical country music stars that the mainstream world is exactly used to…but that’s a good thing. Often times, so many tours and performances seem to resemble one another, almost to the point of redundancy and boredom. But a tour like Railroad Revival is unique, it stands out, and it offers a fresh and different way for fans to see artists perform.
Tickets for this year’s tour are on sale now.
And while fans of Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson will have to wait until October for Railroad Revial, Wynonna Judd fans will have to wait even longer…until December.
“Wynonna’s Rockin’ Christmas Tour” will kick off on December 6, and will feature her band, The Big Noise, playing her holiday tunes, her biggest hits, as well as classic Christmas carols. The tour has become somewhat of a tradition in recent years, and while much of the attention and appreciation for the tour stems from fans’ love for the Christmas classics, Wynonna has promised that this year’s set list may surprise some people.
Nine dates have been revealed for the tour thus far, including stops in Ohio, Texas, and Florida. No word on whether or not more dates will be added in the coming weeks.