Posted in music | tour dates on September 3, 2010

Robert Plant throws his hood up
Robert Plant

"Burlington, MA - Rounder Records is pleased to announce that Robert Plant is back with Band of Joy, his first album since 2007's six time Grammy® Award winning Raising Sand (Rounder). Band of Joy was recorded in Nashville with a stellar cast of musicians and will be released on September 14.

A timeless plunge into authentic Americana, the album was co-produced by Plant and Nashville legend and guitarist Buddy Miller. "Buddy's integral to this album, you can hear his taste all over the instrumentation," enthuses Plant. "Buddy's zone is beautiful, with a lot of reflections going back into mid-Fifties rockabilly, the singing fishermen and all the great country stuff, along with the soul and R&B from Memphis."

As well as Miller, the Band of Joy is made up of multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott, who provides the mandolin, guitar, accordion, pedal, lap steel and banjo lines, country singer-songwriter Patty Griffin who adds the main vocal foils to Plant's lead parts, while Byron House plays bass and percussion comes from Marco Giovino."

Robert Plant will celebrate the release of that new album by playing a special show AT BOWERY BALLROOM in NYC on September 12th. Limited tickets will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Saturday at noon.

More North American dates to be announced, but for now there are a set of European ones. They are listed, with more album info, below...

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Robert Plant

Band of Joy Track Listing:
1. Angel Dance
2. House of Cards
3. Central Two-O-Nine
4. Silver Rider
5. You Can't Buy My Love
6. I'm Falling In Love Again
7. The Only Sound That Matters
8. Monkey
9. Cindy I'll Marry You Someday
10. Harm's Swift Way
11. Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
12. Even This Shall Pass Away

MORE ABOUT THE ALBUM

Band of Joy features intriguing new interpretations of songs from a wide range of sources. Opening with a throbbing rendition of Los Lobos's 'Angel Dance', the album encompasses the glittering drone-rock of Low's 'Silver Rider' and 'Monkey', the Fifties-style country-gospel harmonies which transform The Kelly Brothers' Sixties soul classic 'Falling In Love Again', the desolate banjo-driven interpretation of 'Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down', the transplanted English/Appalachian folk ballad 'Cindy I'll Marry You Some Day', and jangling blues imagery of 'Central Two-O-Nine'.

Plant's most eclectic work so far, in a career that has constantly embraced the unexpected, it's an album which takes in continents of influence and oceans of emotional depth. Plant seems to have an unquenchable thirst for music that moves him - whether it is to be found in Northern Africa or deepest Appalachia - Band of Joy takes us to all these places and more.

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy will be touring the U.S. in July in support of Band of Joy, with more dates to be announced.

So far he has these:

ROBERT PLANT - 2010 TOUR DATES
12th September, Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
14th October, Annext, Stockholm, Sweden
16th October, Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
18th October, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
20th October, Gateshead: The Sage
21st October, Liverpool, The Olympia
24th October, France/Paris- Palais De Sports
26th October, St David's Hall, Cardiff
27th October, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
31st October 2010, Palace Theatre, Manchester
1st November, Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
2nd November, Waterfront Hall, Belfast

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Comments (39)

wonder if that'll be a hard ticket to get? lol

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:22 AM

Led ZepMEHlin

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:23 AM

I saw Robert Plant at the Arthur Lee (Love) benefit that took place at Beacon Theater a few years back. He's someone to catch in your lifetime live.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:24 AM

DAMN.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:25 AM

Sells out 5 minutes before on-sale

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:33 AM

Hummus Mehs are way better.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:43 AM

plant at bowery will be friggin' EPIC

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:46 AM

Robert it is one of the great artist . He deserve the best from us. He give us more beautiful songs in his carrier.

Posted by piese auto ieftine | September 3, 2010 10:49 AM

He & Allison Krauss's set at ACL a few years back was THE highlight of the festival. A legend who just oozes cool.

Posted by Ryan Henriquez | September 3, 2010 10:51 AM

Saw Plant solo once and it sucked. Saw Page/Plant before that and that was great. Make of it what you will!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:53 AM

I'll only go if he plays Led Zep songs!

Wait but seriously ......what does his solo cd sound like?

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:54 AM

i saw led zeppelin in 1973 in central park. it ruled.

i like turtles.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 11:02 AM

He did about 7 Zeppelin songs each show in July

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 11:28 AM

LED ZEPPELIN STOLE MUSIC, ROBERT PLANT IS A SHAM AND A THIEF

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 11:29 AM

Robert Plant solo is boring. Just saying.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 11:29 AM

Robert Plant is just a crappy version of Steve Marriott

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 11:40 AM

All of his solo albums have the worst art, and some really bad music

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 11:41 AM

i had a (douchebag) coworker who loved led zeppelin but dismissed ALL hip hop because of its heavy reliance of samples. i mentioned to him on more than one occassion that led zeppelin had been accused throughout their entire career of stealing from other musicians. to which he would always reply, "maybe so, but they made their songs better."

oh yeah, i should also mention that he was extremely racist.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 11:42 AM

That's true 10:51, Plant do give us more beautiful songs in his carrier.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 11:53 AM

youthful ignorance is so charming

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 12:24 PM

say what you have to say, but my man is a P.I.M.P.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 12:42 PM

I'd love to watch him slap all you silly hipsters in the face; all, while holding a cup of tea with his pinky finger out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 12:44 PM

BAND OF OY

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 1:10 PM

$60?

no thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 1:10 PM

Nothing like some good, illiterate SPAM, 9/3 10:49 AM. You moron.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 1:11 PM

I'll only go if he does Messin' With the Mekon.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 1:11 PM

^ 11:40. Never mention Plant in the same sentence, paragraph or universe with Marriott. Plant used to go to Small Faces shows, sit in the front row and take notes. He didn't learn shit.

Posted by donn | September 3, 2010 2:28 PM

yeah small faces were soooo amazing.led zep were such hacks.
you hipsters are so gay

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 2:42 PM

small faces are lame compared to led zep

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 2:52 PM

He's a Golden God. Won't be getting my $60+ though

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 3:02 PM

^2:52. Junior, you even know who The Small Faces were? I like Zep, but you have no clue with a statement like that. Get schooled and then come back in a year and see if you learned anything. Fool.

Posted by donn | September 3, 2010 3:27 PM

Seriously, Donn, are you suggesting that the likes of Ogden's Nut Gone Flake is better than Led Zeppelin?

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 3:43 PM

New disc puts Plant back in the game.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 6:23 PM

sixty freaking bucks plus the service fees?

HA HA HA

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2010 9:41 AM


hey 941, im sure you paid that much to watch arcade fire stink up the garden.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2010 1:28 PM

Come on, $60 is not much for a legend at a small venue.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2010 2:10 PM

anonymous - 12:44, eff-in hilarious! thanks for the laugh...

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2010 11:42 AM

what a joke trying to get tickets. been a plant fan since 83-went to every show of his since then. couldn't get these tickets. wish robert would stop these little shows and sell real tickets for his fans to actually see a show. mad in jersey

Posted by sue van | September 5, 2010 2:51 PM

Robert Plant is a master of creating new a refreshing music. I have seen him 4 times with Zeppelin,all of his solo tours and the Page/Plant tours. I had a chance to meet him several years ago and chat for about 10 minutes. He told me the Zeppelin tunes he plays are more for the fans,and he plays his favorite tunes. His solo career has always been about stepping out of the box and creating new music and playing with a variety of musicians. If you are a true Plant fan and have followed his career you would obviously hear many new styles of music. He said he just can't live in the past and play the same old tunes from the last 40 years.A lot of older classic rock bands just keep on playing the same old tired songs over and over again,that's just boring as hell. Robert Plant will never be boring.He is a rock legend and always will be.

Posted by W | September 11, 2010 11:56 AM

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