Troubles on the tracks

Railroad Revival Tour canceled, Band of Horses reschedules at House of Blues

Railroad Revival Tour canceled, Band of Horses reschedules at House of Blues

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Band of Horses has scheduled a stop at Houston's House of Blues on Oct. 24. Photo courtesy of Band of Horses
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The second annual Railroad Revival Tour was canceled last Friday.  Courtesy of Railroad Revival Tour
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Austin Photo Set: News_Caitlin_RRT Helm_Aug 2012_RRT 2011

First, the bad news: The second annual Railroad Revival Tour has been derailed

The eight-stop tour was to feature outlaw country stars Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson playing sold out concerts alongside indie folk rockers Band of Horses and actor John C. Reilly.

Its vintage railroad car was expected to play a Houston-area gig on Oct. 24 in Old Town Spring, which tour creator Dave Conway called "a historical train town," over a stop in Bastrop or a revisit to Austin or Marfa (where the first Railroad Revival Tour stopped). 

Organizers cited "certain complications [that] would not permit [them] to host the shows in the manner intended, and that the bands and fans deserved." Full refunds will be offered to all ticketholders. 

Now, the good news: Band of Horses has scheduled a show at Houston's House of Blues for that same date. Tickets are now onsale ($20 for general admission, $30 for balcony seating), so get 'em while they're hot.