Robert Plant’s new band Saving Grace covered Low, announces US tour
In early 2019, Robert Plant debuted his new band Saving Grace, consisting of fellow vocalist Suzi Dian, and musicians Oli Jefferson (percussion), Tony Kelsey (mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars), and Matt Worley (banjo, acoustic and baritone guitars, cuatro). The band played a few intimate shows around the UK and Ireland last year, and now he's bringing them on tour across North America this spring. According to a press release, the new band sees Plant performing a "repertoire of 'music inspired by the dreamscape of the Welsh Marches,' songs that span Plant’s diverse tastes and influences, notably his lifelong passion for British and American folk, spirituals, and traditional blues, including a number of beloved standards and longtime favorites."
One of these particularly cool "longtime favorites" is Low's "Everybody's Song" from their 2005 LP The Great Destroyer, and Saving Grace's version sees Plant duetting with Suzi Dian over a folkier arrangement of the distorted original. Not the first time the Led Zeppelin frontman has covered/expressed his love for Low, but very cool that he continues to do so. Watch video of Saving Grace's cover below.
The tour kicks off this May with support from Catfish Keith, hitting cities like Washington DC, NYC, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Charleston. There's two NYC-area shows at Port Chester's The Capitol Theatre on May 19, and NYC's Town Hall on May 20. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (3/6) at noon and 10 AM, respectively, with presales beforehand. All dates are listed below.
Saving Grace - 2020 Tour Dates
12 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre*
13 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom*
15 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music**
17 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage at The Clay Center*
19 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre*
20 – New York, NY – The Town Hall*
23 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre*
* Catfish Keith supporting
** General On Sale Monday, March 16