Robert Plant has confirmed a 12 city North
American tour. Beginning in July, this 1st leg of shows which will be followed
by further dates in the fall will preview material from a new album. Featuring
a diverse group of musicians – Patty Griffin, vocals, Darrell Scott, multi
instrumentalist/vocals, Byron House, Bass/Vocals, Marco Giovino, drums and
percussion/vocals,including co-producer Buddy Miller, guitar/vocals. The album
is set for release on Rounder, late summer/early fall.
Kicking off in Memphis on July 13th the tour
will feature Plant and the ’Band of Joy’ – the same musicians who also appear
and play on the album.
Says Plant: “It’s been a blast working on
these new songs…and I’m enjoying such creativity and vitality. It’s been a
remarkable change of direction for all of us and as a group we all seem to have
developed a new groove.”
In recent months Plant has been in the studio
working on the planned release, which will be his first since Raising Sand, the
multi-platinum, 6-time Grammy® winning collaboration with fellow Rounder artist
Alison Krauss. Krauss has most recently been recording with her longtime band
Union Station, and will be touring with them this summer. The pair do not
expect to announce a new album or tour in the coming year, though when asked
about the collaboration, Plant says: “Oh yes, Alison and I get together quite
often…and sometimes we dance.”
We may never have the chance to see Led Zeppelin grace the
stage again, but there is no doubt this is one show that should not be missed.
Robert Plant is a legendary front man who’s music has been able to break the
barrier of time for almost 5 decades. The new album is already getting great reviews; be one of the first to
see it performed live. Robert Plant and the Band of Joy is sure to be a good
WHEN: Friday July 16th
WHERE: Brady Theater 105 W. Brady St.
TIME: Doors open at 7:00pm
TICKETS: Reasor’s, Starship Records and online at www.protix.com