JULY SHOWS TO INCLUDE MATERIAL FROM NEW ROUNDER ALBUM
Robert Plant has confirmed a 12 city North American tour. Beginning in July, this first 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 13 (see full tour schedule below) 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 weeks Plant has been in the studio working on the planned release, which will be his first since Raising Sand, the multi-platinum, six-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."
Robert Plant and the Band Of Joy Tour Dates:
07.13 Memphis, TN The Orpheum Theater
07.15 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center Music Hall
07.16 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
07.18 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino Amphitheater
07.20 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
07.21 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
07.23 Dallas, TX Meyerson Symphony Hall
07.24 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07.26 Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
07.28 Mobile, AL The Saenger Theatre
07.30 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
07.31 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater