A day-long Railroad Revival Tour concert scheduled Saturday, Oct. 20, in Duluth and headlined by Willie Nelson has been cancelled by the promoters, the Southeastern Railway Museum announced Friday (Oct. 5).
The Duluth museum was to be the first stop on the second annual Oct. 20-28 tour from Duluth to Oakland, CA, with performers traveling in sixteen 1940s railcars and entertaining at open-air concert venues in parks, fields and lots around railroad tracks in seven cities. The entire tour has been cancelled by the Texas-based promoter.
Also scheduled to perform were Band of Horses, Jamey Johnson, and John Reilly & Friends.
“We have been moving forward, getting the museum ready for the concert,” said Southeastern Railway Museum Administrator Randy Pirkle in the press release announcing the cancellation. “We’ve fielded lots of inquiries from members of the public who were interested in attending the concert, and many of our own volunteers were looking forward to it. We hope our friends at Railroad Revival Tour are able to regroup and restart the tour next year. We’d be happy to talk to them about hosting a concert next year, once they’ve resolved the current issues.”
Tour promoters have indicated that ticket holders will receive a full refund with all refunds to be processed by Oct. 21, 2012.
Also, the Southeastern Railway Museum is offering free admission to concert ticket holders on Oct. 20, the day the concert was to take place.
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