Robert Plant for Full U.S. Tour


Starts mid January, with North
Mississippi Allstars in tow.


By Blurt



an abbreviated, test-the-waters tour earlier this year and then the release of
his recent album Band Of Joy, Robert
Plant confirmed  this week he’ll do a
15-date North American tour beginning January 18th in Asheville, NC.
The touring band will once again be the same that made the record: Patty Griffin, vocals; Darrell
Scott, multi instrumentalist/vocals; Byron House, bass/vocals; Marco Giovino,
drums and percussion/vocals, and co-producer Buddy Miller, guitar/vocals. North
Mississippi Allstars will be supporting on all the dates. The full itinerary is
listed below.


You can
read a firsthand account of the earlier tour here at BLURT, which our reviewer described,
in part, thusly:


It was a remarkable
evening. Leaving the Dodge afterward, I felt like I had just attended a crash
course on the past, present, and future of popular music, presided over by a
lanky old English hippie. In terms of ambition and breadth, this tour is
without peer. Sure, you can go watch Lady Gaga change her costume 14 times, but
if you want to see a band change
genres just as often and – this is the important part – love every minute of
what they’re doing, you owe it to yourself to catch one of these shows.


And here’s
what your friendly neighbourhood BLURT had to say about the album:


On the Raising Sand album, Plant and Alison
Krauss explored Americana,
from moody meditations to upbeat Sun Studio-influenced rockers to lovelorn
of Joy
, which features Patty
Griffin and Buddy Miller as key collaborators, explores the American songbook
in a similar way with equally strong results. Plant sounds inspired throughout,
acting as a curator of songs by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Los Lobos and
indie rockers Low. There are elements of gospel in “House of Cards”
and “Falling in Love Again”, Appalachian roots music in “Cindy,
I’ll Marry You Someday,” and country in “Harm’s Swift Way.”
Band of Joy won’t make people forget Led Zeppelin, but
it may mute some of those calls for Plant to drop everything for a reunion tour.


Tour Dates:



NC   Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Pittsburgh, PA  
Peterson Events
Center (University of Pittsburgh)

Ann Arbor, MI   Hill Auditorium

ONT   Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Boston, MA  
House of Blues

Upper Darby, PA   Tower Theatre

Mashantucket, CT   MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
Resort Casino

New York, NY  
Beacon Theatre



Washington, DC   DAR Constitution Hall

Raleigh, NC   Raleigh
Memorial Auditorium

North Charleston, SC  
North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Atlanta, GA  
Fox Theatre

Charlotte, NC   Ovens Auditorium

8 and
9   Nashville, TN   War Memorial Auditorium



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