Organizers of the "Railroad Revival Tour" — a national concert trek featuring Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, and Jamey Johnson — have announced they are canceling.
The tour was scheduled to stop at Memphis Central Station on Oct. 22, but plans have been scrapped because "certain complications would not permit us to host the shows in the manner intended, and that the bands and fans deserved," according to a statement posted on the event's official website, www.railroadrevival.com.
The traveling musical festival had been slated to play seven cities as part of a national tour that was supposed to start Oct. 20 in Duluth, Ga. Ticket purchasers will get automatic full refunds by Oct. 21 on their credit cards, according to the event's website.
Touted as a celebration of America's historic relationship with its railroads and the music that it spawned, the event had enjoyed a successful inaugural run in 2011, with performances by Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show. A documentary on the 2011 tour by director Emmett Mallory, "Big Easy Express," won the audience award at the annual South by Southwest music conference.