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Robert Plant has confirmed a 12-date North American tour.

Robert Plant has confirmed a 12-date North American tour.

Robert Plant has confirmed a 12-date North American tour.

Beginning April 8 in Louisville, KY, this will be the third leg of touring on these shores in support of the triumphant release of his latest album, Band of Joy, which Rolling Stone magazine in its four-star review called “sweet, elegant folk that still swings like Satan’s barn door.” The touring band is the same that made the record and that is currently touring the States: Patty Griffin, vocals; Darrell Scott, multi-nstrumentalist/vocals; Byron House, bass/vocals; Marco Giovino, drums and percussion/vocals, and co-producer Buddy Miller, guitar/vocals. See below for a free download of the Band of Joy song, “Central Two-0-Nine”.

The tour dates are below:

April 8 – Louisville, KY – The Palace
April 9: – Chicago, IL – The Auditorium Theatre
April 11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Ballroom
April 12 – Minneapolis, MN – The State Theatre
April 15 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live Arena
April 17 – Vancouver, BC – The Queen Elizabeth Theater
April 19 – Portland, OR – The Schnitzer
April 20: – Seattle, WA – The Paramount
April 22 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek
April 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek
April 25 – Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara Bowl
April 27 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore

Robert Plant to perform at Radio 2 Electric Proms

Robert Plant

Robert Plant

Robert Plant to perform at Radio 2 Electric Proms. Robert Plant is announced by the BBC as the next headline act to be confirmed to perform at this year’s Radio 2 Electric Proms. The legendary Grammy Award-winning vocalist and lyricist will take to the stage with Band of Joy and the London Oriana Choir at the Roundhouse in London on Friday 29th October. The show will explore Plant’s musical influences from Delta blues through to rock, and the native sounds of Africa. The set will feature a number of much-loved Led Zeppelin and solo numbers together with eclectic new material from his latest critically acclaimed release, Band of Joy, which is the follow up from his multi-Grammy winning album Raising Sand. Plant will perform with a new incarnation of his Band of Joy including singer Patty Griffin, multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott, guitarist and co-producer Buddy Miller, drummer Marco Giovino and bassist Byron House. Plant will also be joined on stage by the London Oriana Choir for unique moments from Plant’s repertoire.    It will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 at 8pm and then shown as a part of A Night With Robert Plant, a special night dedicated to showcasing Robert’s continuing musical legacy on BBC Two on Saturday 6th November. In addition to the concert, a new and exclusive documentary about Plant’s life and musical history featuring a rare interview with Robert will also be broadcast on BBC Two, making the night an appointment to view for any music fan. Red button and online will also provide exclusive clips and behind the scenes footage from Saturday 6th November.

The line up for the Radio 2 Electric Proms as announced so far is as follows:
Thursday 28th October ‘ Sir Elton John with Leon Russell, Rumer and Plan B
Friday 29th October ‘ Robert Plant with Band of Joy and the London Oriana Choir

For information regarding Robert Plant at the R2 Electric Proms go to http://bbc.in/robertr2ep

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