Mumford and Sons Announce Release Date of ‘Big Easy Express’ DVD
The band let the cameras roll last year while they joined Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show on a tour, where the acts traveled an old railcar route through the U.S. Southwest. In total, the three bands covered 2,477 miles between Oakland, Calif. and New Orleans, La.
Emmett Malloy, who has shot a number of music videos as well as the White Stripes documentary 'Under Great White Northern Lights,' oversaw the production. Mumford vocalist Marcus Mumford stated, "I think it's the best thing we've ever done. Watching it feels like going back in time."
All three of the bands turned up at South By Southwest in Austin earlier this year for the film's debut. After letting it have its run of festivals, 'Big Easy Express' now pulls into the station of DVD release. In addition to the retail offering, fans can actually purchase it via download as early as June 26 on iTunes.
The 'Big Easy Express' release is part of a year that's getting increasingly busy. The band just finished their next album and revealed it will arrive in September. Plus, they've booked what they're calling the 'Gentlemen of the Road' stopovers in August, which will find them playing with another eclectic mix of performers.
Watch the Mumford and Songs 'Big Easy Express' Trailer