Plant Takes His Strange Sensation On The Road
With the arrival of "Mighty Rearranger," his new album with the band Strange Sensation, around the corner, Robert Plant has confirmed dates for a North American summer tour.With the arrival of "Mighty Rearranger," his new album with the band Strange Sensation, around the corner, Robert Plant has confirmed dates for a North American summer tour. The former Led Zeppelin frontman will open the run June 15 in Providence, R.I., and has shows scheduled through July 24 in Los Angeles, playing mostly theaters along the way.
Plant discussed the latest stage of his career last month at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.
"I don't think popular music can ever stand still. It can't always be left to new musicians to print the future," Plant said, stressing that he remains driven by a lifetime of musical exploration. "I hear stuff and keep realizing how little I know about my gift," he said. "There's got to be a middle ground where you can take all these influences and begin again... I'm way too far down in my life now to waste a second."
"The intention is as strong as it was on [seminal Zeppelin album] 'Physical Graffiti,'" Plant said of making "Mighty Rearranger," due May 2 in Europe and May 10 in the United States via Sanctuary. "I was compelled by the power of the music to say something."
Here are Plant's tour dates:
April 6: Berlin (Columbiahalle)
April 13: Saint Petersburg, Russia (New Ice Arena)
April 15: Helsinki (Jaahallissa)
April 16: Tampere, Finland (Tullikamari)
April 18: Stockholm (Cirkus Djurgarden)
June 15: Providence, R.I. (Providence Performing Arts Center)
June 17: Boston (Bank Of America Pavilion)
June 19: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata Hotel & Casino)
June 21-22: Upper Darby, Pa. (Tower Theatre)
June 24: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Casino)
June 26-27: New York (Beacon Theatre)
June 29: Nashville (TBD)
June 30: Atlanta (Chastain Park Amphitheatre)
July 4: Portsmouth, Va. (NTELOS Pavilion)
July 6: Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)
July 7: Rochester Hills, Mich. (MeadowBrook Music Festival)
July 9: Chicago (Auditorium Theatre)
July 10: Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre)
July 12: Denver (Universal Lending Pavilion)
July 15: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
July 16: Las Vegas (TBD)
July 19: San Francisco (TBD)
July 21: San Diego (TBD)
July 23: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl)
July 24: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)