Saving Grace, the latest musical project from former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has announced a run of North American tour dates scheduled for the spring. The band also features singer Suzi Dian, Oli Jefferson (percussion), Tony Kelsey (mandolin, baritone, acoustic guitar), and Matt Worley (banjo, acoustic/baritone guitars).
The famous rock singer took to his social media outlets on Tuesday morning to announce the upcoming run of shows that begins on May 12th in Minneapolis, MN. The brief run continues over six more shows in select U.S. cities, including Chicago, IL (5/15); Port Chester, NY (5/20); and New York City (5/20) before wrapping in Washington, D.C. on May 25th. The tour will also feature Catfish Keith on the billing at every performance except the Chicago date.
Saving Grace gave their first performances in the U.K. and Ireland in 2020. The band will also play five shows in the U.K. ahead of the North American run beginning on March 15th, which includes an appearance at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
The relatively new band explores a “Repertoire of ‘music inspired by the dreamscape of the Welsh Marches,’ [and] songs that span Plant’s diverse tastes and influences, notably his lifelong passion for British and American folk, spirituals, and traditional blues, including a number of beloved standards and longtime favorites,” according to a press statement shared with the announcement.
Watch the band deliver a more folk-based cover of Low’s “Everybody’s Song” from one of their 2019 performances below.
Saving Grace – “Everybody’s Song”
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Plant closed last year touring throughout the fall with his other band, The Sensational Space Shifters, while also releasing reissued singles from his solo catalog with the Digging Deep Box Set that arrived in December.
Tickets for Saving Grace’s upcoming spring dates go on sale this Friday (3/6) here.
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