Sunday, January 23, 2011

VIDEO: Robert Plant rocks Toronto

Robert Plant brought his Band Of Joy album, group, and tour to Toronto Saturday night for the first of two weekend shows in the city.

I found The Sony Centre packed with energy and enthusiasm, as fans reacted to everything Plant and his crack band played.

The 20-song set had a great sense of flow to it, as Band Of Joy material meshed nicely with the subtle, new arrangements of Robert’s Zeppelin songs, including “Tangerine,” “House Of The Holy” and “Ramble On.”

Patty Griffin, guitarist Buddy Miller and Darrell Scott each took turns performing lead vocals on their own songs while Robert handled backgrounds from the rear of the stage.

Robert was in a relaxed mood, even referencing his long history with Toronto: Led Zeppelin played two shows in the same theatre (then known as the O’Keefe Centre) back in late 1969, and he seemed to relish the thought of playing the same stage more than 40 years later.

A solid night of swampy, blues-tinged Americana with some rock n’ roll to boot.

Robert Plant
Sony Centre - Toronto, ON – January 22, 2011

Cindy, I’ll Marry You Someday
Angel Dance
Down To The Sea
Rich Woman
House of Cards
Love Throw A Line (vocals: Patty Griffin)
Please Read The Letter
A Satisfied Mind (vocals: Darrell Scott)
Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Take Me Where Trouble Don’t Go (vocals: Buddy Miller)
12 Gates To The City
Houses Of The Holy
You Can’t Buy My Love
Tall Cool One
Ramble On
Gallow’s Pole


Silver Rider
Rock and Roll
A Very Cellular Song (aka We Bid You Goodnight)

Robert Plant – Angel Dance (partial)
Sony Centre – Toronto, ON – January 22, 2011

Robert Plant – Houses Of The Holy
Sony Centre – Toronto, ON – January 22, 2011

Robert Plant – Ramble On / Gallows Pole
Sony Centre – Toronto, ON – January 22, 2011

Robert Plant – Rock And Roll
Sony Centre – Toronto, ON – January 22, 2011

See also:

New video: Robert Plant “You Can’t Buy My Love”
This Day in Led Zeppelin App now available
Robert Plant announces Spring 2011 U.S. shows
Robert Plant nominated for 2011 BRIT Award