Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Robert Plant and Saving Grace announce first US shows

Robert Plant has announced a series of spring US concert dates with his new band Saving Grace.

The lineup of Plant, vocalist Suzi Dian, percussionist Oli Jefferson, guitarists Tony Kelsey and Matt Worley made their debut last year with a series of surprise gigs in small venues across England, Wales, and Ireland and, later, a trio of UK dates supporting Fairport Convention.

The new outfit bills themselves as performing a repertoire of "music inspired by the dreamscape of the Welsh Marches," songs that span Plant's diverse tastes and influences – notably his lifelong passion for British and American folk, spirituals, and traditional blues – including a number of beloved standards and longtime favorites by Doc Watson, Donovan, Moby Grape and Low, among others.

Presales for the two-week, seven-show run - which will open in Minneapolis, MN on May 12 – will begin on Wednesday, March 4 at 10 a.m. local time, with public tickets going on sale starting Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. local time

Plant and Saving Grace are previewing the spring tour with video of their cover of Low’s “Everybody’s Song.”

Inspired by his recent podcast series of the same name, the Led Zeppelin frontman released a limited-edition seven-inch singles box set, “Digging Deep”, in December; the 8-disc package includes 16 A-sides and rare B-sides as featured in the first two seasons of the program, with material spanning three decades of Plant’s extensive solo career.

Robert Plant and Saving Grace
2020 spring US tour

May 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
May 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
May 15 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music: Maurer Hall
May 17 – Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage – The Clay Center
May 19 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
May 20 – New York, NY @ The Town Hall
May 23 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre

See also:

Led Zeppelin perform as The Nobs on 50th anniversary video series
VIDEO: Queen and Adam Lambert perform Led Zeppelin classic in New Zealand
Robert Plant revisits 1983 hit Big Log
Robert Plant revisits Carry Fire on Digging Deep podcast
Search Led Zeppelin at hennemusic