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Railroad Revival Tour announces cancellation just before its cross-country trek

Railroad Revival Tour announces cancellation just before its cross-country trek

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Railroad Revival Tour (Oct. 20 - 28) has been canceled for undisclosed reasons. Courtesy of Railroad Revival Tour

One of the nation's most unique (and anticipated) fall music tours has come to an abrupt halt, just before it pulled out of the station.

Railroad Revival Tour posted an announcement on its website that the 2012 tour, set to make a cross-country trek from Oct. 20 - Oct. 28, has been 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.

Railroad Revival Tour will be giving ticket holders a full refund. These will be processed by October 21, 2012. Please be patient while these refunds are processed and give them time to appear on your credit card statement.

We hope fans will take the opportunity to see these acts in other venues. Thank you.

- Railroad Revival Tour

After a successful first tour (which traveled across the U.S. in 2011 with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show), the second tour was announced in July 2012. The artists scheduled for the sophomore journey included none other than Willie Nelson, plus Jamey Johnson, Band of Horses and John C. Reilly and Friends.

Railroad Revival Tour was also collaborating with Austin-based Helm Handmade boot company on a limited-edition work boot to pay homage to American heritage and music on the road. We'll have to assume that these boots will be the memento of a train that never hit the tracks.

Details for the cancellation have not been released, but those with tickets in any of the seven cities on the tour (between Duluth, GA and Oakland, CA) should expect a full refund.