Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Robert Plant Announces Tour, Led Zeppelin Reunion In 2014
I’m in the mood for a Robert Plant tour.
Or how about “Tall cool Robert Plant tickets.”
This summer, Robert Plant and his new band, the Sensational Space Shifters, are coming to America for 21 one concerts.
The legendary frontman of Led Zeppelin kicks things
off June 20 at the Palladium in Dallas, Texas. The jaunt ends at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York on July 27.
For once, a tour by a big name artist does right by the West Coast. Plant and company will perform seven concerts in California, Oregon, and Washington. That includes the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles; the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California; the Jambase Festival in George, Washington; and the Portland Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon.
Other highlights of his tour include a July 10 gig at Red Rocks, a July 12 concert at Grant Park in Chicago; and a July 24 performance at Wolftrap in Vienna, Virginia.
Whether as part of a band or as a solo artist, Robert Plant has a slew of material he can pull from. For his upcoming trek around the States, expect Plant to play a lot of Led Zeppelin numbers. Plant’s sound should be much harder than the music he was making with Band of Joy or Allison Krauss.
Sensational Space Shifters
The Sensational Space Shifters are comprised of guitarist Justin Adams, guitarist Liam “Skin” Tyson, keyboardist John Baggott, bassist Billy Fuller, drummer Dave Smith, and multi-instrumentalist Juldeh Camara. The group formed in May of 2012. Together they’re toured Australia and New Zealand.
Led Zeppelin Reunion
Plant’s tour means there won’t be a Led Zeppelin reunion tour in 2013. We knew that though. Plant has said as much. If Zep does reunite, and we hope they do, it won’t be until 2014. A new album and a supporting tour is too much to ask for but maybe they can bring John Paul Jones with them this time.
The Year of Classic Rock
You could call 2013 the “Year of Classic Rock” or the “Year of the Geezers” depending on your point of view. The Who and Eric Clapton toured in early 2013. Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones are touring in the spring. And now, Robert Plant has announced plans to hit the road in early summer—so much for being too old to rock and roll.