Published Jan 19, 2011He's been a superstar for more than 40 years, but former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has managed to remain artistically viable and critically adored. Having released a new LP, Band of Joy, last September, the tireless singer has now expanded his 2011 tour plans.
Plant is currently on the road in North America, with two Toronto shows coming up this weekend. In the spring, he will embark upon another 12-date leg. This time, he will kick things off in the U.S. before heading to the West Coast for a string of shows that includes a performance in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 17.
On the outing, Plant will be backed by the same band that appeared on Band of Joy, including Americana veteran Patty Griffin on vocals. See the schedule below.
Don't go expecting Plant to play through the Led Zeppelin hits of old. Speaking about his former band, the singer recently told Rolling Stone, "I've gone so far somewhere else that I almost can't relate to it."
1/19 Pittsburgh, PA - Peterson Events Center
1/21 Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium
1/22 Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1/23 Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1/25 Boston, MA - House of Blues
1/26 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
1/28 Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
1/29 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
2/1 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
2/2 Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2/4 North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center
2/5 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
2/7 Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
2/8 Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium
2/9 Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium
4/8 Louisville, KY - The Palace
4/9 Chicago, IL - The Auditorium Theatre
4/11 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Ballroom
4/12 Minneapolis, MN - The State Theatre
4/15 Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live Arena
4/17 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theater
4/19 Portland, OR - The Schnitzer
4/20 Seattle, WA - The Paramount
4/22 Berkeley, CA - The Greek
4/23 Los Angeles, CA - The Greek
4/25 Santa Barbara, CA - The Santa Barbara Bowl
4/27 Denver, CO - The Fillmore