First U.S. Plant/Krauss tour dates revealed

Looking for something to pass the time while you wait on that Led Zeppelin reunion tour? No Depression reports that Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are taking their deliriously wonderful Raising Sand collaboration on the road beginning April 20 with a handful of dates in the mid-South.

Producer T Bone Burnett is set to lead their band, which is to include guitarist Buddy Miller. The rest of the band has not been announced. Sets will include material from their sole album together, and from their respective careers. CMT is airing a preview of sorts on February 11 as part of their “Crossroads” series.

Tickets go on sale January 25 for the four U.S. dates below. It is followed by an 11-date tour of Europe (no specifics yet), with further U.S. dates to be announced for June and July.

The tour begins here:

April 20 (Sunday) Louisville, KY (Palace Theatre)
April 22 (Tuesday) Knoxville, TN (Knoxville Civic Coliseum)
April 23 (Wednesday) Chattanooga, TN (Memorial Auditorium)
April 26 (Saturday) Birmingham, AL (BJCC Arena)

Ticket prices have not been announced.

3 thoughts on “First U.S. Plant/Krauss tour dates revealed

  1. David Hess
    April 20, 2008 at 9:22 am

    I was at the opening tour date for Plant and Krauss at the Louisville Palace in Derby City on Saturday night. The set list was awesome and by far the best song of the night for me was The Battle of Evermore and Down In the River to Pray. What a night

  2. Baron Lane
    April 20, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Hey David, thanks for the heads up. I can’t wait to see the show when it drops into New York City on 6/10.

  3. David Hess
    April 23, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Well back for another show at the Palace. I went to the Sunday night concert with my wife and son had one glass of wine and sat mesmerized for the night. Both concerts back to back, it is hard to get the songs out of my head.
    I would recommend the show to any person at any age. My 15 year old thanked me several times for taking him to see Robert and of course he loved the Battle of Evermore just like me but he told me yesterday that Alison Krauss is unbelievable.
    My best line of the night was when Alison said she got her fiddle in Louisville.
    They did Hey Hey What Can I Do, kind of a raunchy Zep song and Alison just keeps shining. Dennis Crouch on standup Bass is just fantastic, driving the bass line on the very first Song, Rich Woman.
    Krauss blew the audience away Sunday night with Trampled Rose with her haunting voice and the slow gypsy banjo, 6 minutes of the best singer out there today. No 6 minute version of 29 Palms but Plant simply belted out Fortune Teller and Alison’s voice still haunts me from the background vocals. Get my fortune told for free.
    See you in Lexington

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