Joyous reincarnation for Robert Plant’s Band of Joy

by Pat Prince — Robert Plant has confirmed it and therefore it is so!

There will be a 12 city North American tour ala Band of Joy, with Robert Plant.  Beginning in July, touring to preview material from a new album coming later this year, 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 — will carry on the name Band of Joy.

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.

Well, if you can’t have Robert Plant tour in Led Zeppelin, you might as well have him front the band Band of Joy.

Somewhere in a dark English castle, Jimmy Page is fuming
Robert Plant and the Band Of Joy Tour Dates):
July 13         Memphis, TN               The Orpheum Theater
15         Little Rock, AR              Robinson Center Music Hall
16         Tulsa, OK                     Brady Theater
18         Albuquerque, NM          Sandia Casino Amphitheater
20         Phoenix, AZ                 Dodge Theater
21         Tucson, AZ                  Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
23         Dallas, TX                    Meyerson Symphony Hall
24         Houston, TX                Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
26         Austin, TX                    Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
28         Mobile, AL                   The Saenger Theatre
30         Clearwater, FL               Ruth Eckerd Hall
31         Miami, FL                     Bayfront Park Amphitheater

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