Robert Plant has just announced a seven-date UK mini-tour for next month with his latest solo band, Saving Grace. The Led Zeppelin frontman and the new group began gigging in the UK early in 2019 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.
A string of May 2020 U.S. theater gigs were scrapped due to the pandemic.
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.”
JUST ANNOUNCED: Robert Plant & Saving Grace UK tour dates (subject to change):
June 22 – Tenbury Wells, England – The Regal
June 24 – Exmouth, England – Exmouth Pavilion
June 25 – Poole, England – Lighthouse
June 27 – Royal Tunbridge Wells, England – Black Deer Festival
June 29 – Shrewsbury, England – Severn Theatre
July 26 – Dudley, England – Dudley Town Hall
July 31 – Cawthorne, England – Underneath the Stars Festival