That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. If you’re headed to Bristol this weekend for Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, or if you just happen to be in the area, you’re in for an added treat!
Emmett Malloy’s Railroad Revival Tour documentary Big Easy Express, featuring Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, will be screened for free at Cumberland Squre Park in Bristol at 10:00pm EDT on Friday, August 10th.
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The Railroad Revival Tour film will be out on July 24
Mumford and Sons are set to release their tour film Big Easy Express on DVD on July 24. The film will also be available a month earlier via iTunes on June 26.
The documentary follows the band on their Railroad Revival Tour of the US in spring 2011, which saw them tour the country on a train made up of 15 vintage railcars with Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes and Old Crow Medicine Show.
The bands premiered the film at SXSW back in March, performing a number of songs after the movie aired at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. The film went on to win the SXSW film festival Audience Award.
Big Easy Express sees the three bands travelling 2477 miles from Oakland to New Orleans and playing gigs along the side of the railway tracks. It was directed by Emmett Malloy, who was also behind the 2009 White Stripes film Under Great White Northern Lights. ”I think it was the best thing we’ve ever done,” said Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus Mumford after the screening. “Watching it feels like going back in time.”
Mumford and Sons hosted their second Gentlemen of the Road Stopover festival yesterday (June 9) in Galway and headlined Rockness Festival on Friday. They plan to release the follow up to 2009’s ‘Sigh No More’ this September.
Article courtesy of NME.com.
Marcus Mumford talks to NME about the vintage train tour behind the new Emmett Malloy directed movie
Mumford and Sons have spoken to NME about their new film Big Easy Express, which received its world premiere on Saturday (March 17) during the film leg of SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
The film, which also stars Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show, follows the three bands on 2011’s Railroad Revival train tour - pictured above - across the United States.
Frontman Marcus Mumford told NME that when the train rolled into Marfa, Texas for their gig, they were stopped by local police. “We were greeted by cops, who tried to stop us going into town, because they thought there’d be a riot,” said Mumford. “Then we got there and there were like, five people and a dog… Apparently they got the governor of Texas involved to get us through.”
Mumford and Sons were approached by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros to take part in the ten day tour which is the subject of the new Emmett Malloy directed film, and they in turn invited Old Crow Medicine Show along for the ride. Marcus Mumford revealed that when they were initially approached for the tour, his first thoughts were that “it was unlikely that it would happen because it was a logistical nightmare. It was almost impossible to pull off and for it to work and for people not to lose all their money.”
He continued: “If you’re out to make cash dollar, renting 12 vintage train cars to tour is probably not the best way to do it. And also inviting all your mates! There were 130 people on the train.”
The carriages of the train were sourced from across North America and were, according to Mumford, “Luxury. Each carriage had its own concierge, they were like butlers. They’d make your bed and steam your shirts. It was Orient Express kind of stuff.”
Mumford recalls seeing dolphins from his compartment window after they played the first show of the tour in Oakland. “We were heading down the coast and I woke up and opened the curtains just north of Santa Barbara and I saw fucking dolphins. It was unbelievable… I thought, ‘this is going to be an amazing tour’. I’ve never seen dolphins before in my life. I was like, ‘shit, shark! Shark!’”