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Robert Plant and the Band of Joy announces summer tour

on March 26, 2010, 4:02pm

Here’s another reason to believe Led Zeppelin really isn’t reuniting anytime soon: Robert Plant and the Band of Joy.

Yes, the Led Zeppelin frontman has unveiled his latest project, a new band consisting of Patty Griffin (vocals), Buddy Miller (guitar), Darrell Scott (multi-instrumentalist), Byron House (bass), and Marco Giovino (drums). Together they form Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, and come this summer they’ll be hitting the road in support of their forthcoming debut record.

Currently, the dates see Plant and co. touring the southern United States (including Florida) for two weeks in July, kicking off on the 13th in Memphis. They’ll use the performances to debut music from the aforementioned album, which was produced by Miller and due for release, via Rounder Records, in the late summer or early fall. The record will mark Plant’s first new release since Raising Sand, his 2006’s Grammy Award-winning collaboration with Alison Krauss.

Tickets for the upcoming dates will go on sale starting Friday, April 2nd via Ticketmaster.com.

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy 2010 Tour Dates:
07/13 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theater
07/15 – Little Rock, AR @ Robinson Center Music Hall
07/16 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
07/18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Casion Amphitheater
07/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theater
07/21 – Tucson, AZ @ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
07/23 – Dallas, TX @ Meyerson Symphony Hall
07/24 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
07/26 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
07/28 – Mobile, AL @ The Saenger Theatre
07/30 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
07/31 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater

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