Robert Plant will hit the road in May for a string of dates with his latest band, named Saving Grace, according to Jambase.com. The Led Zeppelin frontman and the new group began gigging early last year in the UK and opened a few shows for Fairport Convention. In addition to Plant, Saving Grace features vocalist Suzy Dian, drummer Oli Jefferson, along with guitarists Tony Kelsey and Matt Worley. The group posted a video featuring a snippet of them performing Low's “Everybody's Song.”
There's no word yet regarding whether Plant's longtime solo outfit the Sensational Space Shifters has been indefinitely sidelined — or the status of his recent sessions with the band in Nashville.
Robert Plant believes that change and exploring one's musical landscape was the true basis of Led Zeppelin: “I've spent my whole career trying to vary what I do — in fact from the Band Of Joy, before I was chosen to be the singer in the Yardbirds, I always tried to change and vary my music. I used to steal from somebody, borrow from somebody else to create something I really enjoy. And when I teamed up with (Jimmy) Page with Led Zeppelin, we constantly tried to search — in fact I looked at some old interview — we're always trying to change, to modify and to bring in new affectations to our music.”