Robert Plant and the Band of Joy are touring! I saw the show last year and it was amazing! I highly recommend seeing Robert Plant if he comes to your town. The Band of Joy tour dates are:
April 8 – Louisville, KY – The Palace
April 9: – Chicago, IL – The Auditorium Theatre
April 11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Ballroom
April 12 – Minneapolis, MN – The State Theatre
April 15 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live Arena
April 17 – Vancouver, BC – The Queen Elizabeth Theater
April 19 – Portland, OR – The Schnitzer
April 20: – Seattle, WA – The Paramount
April 22 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek
April 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek
April 25 – Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara Bowl
April 27 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
Also, Robert Plant is offering a free download of the track “Central Two-0-Nine,” while supplies last. Grab it below!
I’m never going to get over seeing Robert Plant in the front row at a very intimate show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on September 12, 2010. For those that were not there, never fear, I’ve hooked you up by taking videos of some of the best moments of the show. You’ll not find videos of this historic night in this quality anywhere else in the world.
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This review could really be summed up in two words: Robert Plant! For those that were not one of the lucky 500 people to cram into the Bowery Ballroom in New York for a special one-off show by Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, I’ll do my best to fill you in on this legendary night. I arrived at the venue and stood like a fool in the rain to try and meet Robert Plant, one of my all time personal gods. Unfortunately, he didn’t stop to acknowledge us either on the way in or the way out. Disappointing yes, but understandable coming from someone who has had to sign autographs for over 40 years.
The doors opened at 7:30 and Robert Plant and the Band of Joy hit the stage just after 9 pm. I stood front row, center stage (my usual spot), but tonight this spot was extra magical. I was inches from where Robert Plant’s lyric book was and for the entire show, I was less than 2 feet away from him. During the concert, my brain would suddenly shout out – “you are close enough to reach out and touch the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, a band whose music has shaped your life.” Needless to say, I broke into tears many times during the night.
Robert Plant and Patty Griffin
Robert Plant looked great and sounded amazing! He also was more than happy to share the spotlight with his band, that included singer Patty Griffin. The Band of Joy played songs from their self-titled album, 2 of my favorite tracks off “Raising Sand,” Plant’s Grammy winning album with Alison Krauss, (“Please Read the Letter” and “Rich Woman,”) and they also reinterpreted 4 Led Zeppelin songs (“Misty Mountain Hop,” “Houses of the Holy,” “Gallows Pole,” and “Rock and Roll.”) The arrangements were amazing and as soon as I have the opportunity, I’ll be uploading them. Never fear, they are all in high definition and they are in such stellar quality, they will be worth the wait, so stay tuned! Needless to say, the crowd lost their minds for the entire show, but all hell broke loose when the Zeppelin tracks were unleashed. Elvis Presely has often been called the king of rock and roll, but I think he needs to hand over his crown to Robert Plant ASAP! This is a night that I’ll never forget. Thanks to the band for providing me endless joy.
See more pictures as well as the set list, after the jump.