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Robert Plant has announced a summer 2022 tour alongside Alison Krauss, and printed that recollections of suggestions that he could retire from the song commercial in 1980 after Led Zeppelin disbanded acquire served as a spur for him to care for “a foot on the pedal.”

“It’s the prerogative of a madman!” Plant insists.

The singer talks of his want to care for pushing ahead in a new interview with UK newspaper The Telegraph. Summing up his Zeppelin trip in only three short sentences within the article, Plant says: “We made immense song. We had a immense time. After which it stopped.”

“I used to be 19 on the first Led Zeppelin rehearsals, and I used to be 32 when John [Bonham] handed away, that dreadful time,” he recalls in The Telegraph. “Folk at likelihood of mutter to me, ‘Smartly, or now now not it is a must acquire to acquire done sufficient now?’ Ample of fucking what? ‘Ample to retire!’ So imagine the blessing to be 40 years additional down the road, and I amassed don’t know sufficient to cease in anyway. There’s continuously one thing new to learn, somewhere new to care for it. I take care of it.”

As proof of his want to care for transferring, the November 19 launch of Elevating The Roof, Plant’s second collaborative album with bluegrass account Alison Krauss, has been accompanied by an announcement that the duo will play shows within the US and in Europe in summer 2022.

On their first road-time out collectively in 13 years, Plant and Krauss will visit the next venues next summer:

Jun 1: Canandaigua CMAC, NY


Jun 3: Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Heart, NY


Jun 4: Woodland Hills Stadium, NY


Jun 6: Clarkston, MI – DTE Vitality Music Theatre, MI


Jun 7: Chicago Jay Pritzker Pavilion, IL


Jun 9: Indianapolis TCU Amphitheater at White River Articulate Park, IN


Jun 11: Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion, MD


Jun 12: Philadelphia TD Pavilion @ The Mann, PA


Jun 14: Cary Koka Booth Amphitheatre, NC


Jun 16 – Atlanta Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, GA

Jun 26: London BST Hyde Park, UK (supporting the Eagles)

Jul 1: Hamar Tjuvholmen Enviornment, NOR


Jul 2: Bergen Bergenhus Fortress, NOR


Jul 5: Rättvik Dalhalla, SWE


Jul 14: Lucca Summer Competition Piazza Napoleone, IT


Jul 16: Stuttgart JazzOpen Stuttgart 2022, GER


Jul 18: Sopot Opera Lesna, POL


Jul 20: Berlin Zitadelle, GER

Tickets for the European shows plod on traditional sale on November 26, while tickets for the US dates will be launched on December 3. 

In his interview with The Telegraph’s Chief Music Critic Neil McCormick, Plant talks of his joy at discovering American blues artists as a teen – “You take care of to acquire song that’ll blow the geese out of the pond whenever you’re seeking to obtain above the sound of early life” he notes – and insists that his bustle for food for making song stays as enthusiastic as ever, some 41 years after Led Zeppelin bowed out.

“Two generations from after I first started being hooked on this, I’ve amassed got a foot on the pedal,” he notes. “I’m amassed going somewhere. It’s the prerogative of a madman!” 

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