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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