Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Set 2022 Tour For New LP

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (Photo: David McClister; used with permission)

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have formally announced 2022 tour dates. The news arrived on November 19, the day their new collaborative album, Raise the Roof, was released. The concerts, beginning on June 1, feature 10 bandshell shows in the U.S., and several concerts in Europe, as well as their previously announced opening slot for Eagles in London’s Hyde Park. Tickets for the new dates go on sale here on Dec. 3, following several presale events. See the itinerary below.

Having won six Grammy awards—including Album and Record of the Year—for their 2007 collaboration, Raising Sand, Plant and Krauss’ followup album was released on Rounder Records. Listen to many of the new songs below.

The album, announced on Aug. 12, features 12 new recordings of songs originally recorded by Merle Haggard, Allen Toussaint, the Everly Brothers, Anne Briggs, Geeshie Wiley, Bert Jansch and others.

Like its predecessor, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart and generated platinum sales, Raise the Roof was produced by T Bone Burnett, who worked with former Led Zeppelin frontman Plant and popular Americana vocalist Krauss, accompanied by drummer Jay Bellerose, guitarists Marc Ribot, David Hidalgo, Bill Frisell and Buddy Miller, bassists Dennis Crouch and Viktor Krauss, along with pedal steel guitarist Russ Pahl, among others.

Of “It Don’t Bother Me,” Plant says, “I’ve been a big follower of Bert Jansch’s work since I was a teenager, and of that whole Irish, Scottish, English folk style that has a different lilt and different lyrical perspective. I was very keen to bring some of that into the picture.”

Listen to “It Don’t Bother Me”

Plant told Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe about the decision to record mostly covers.

“It gives us the opportunity to put our own personality into somebody else’s work,” he says, “which in places it’s quite profound and coming from another time when songwriting and people’s stories and statements and concerns were from a totally different time with a different onus. And I think that gives us a opportunity not to crush the original idea, but to just take it into another place, which is our goal. And it’s been remarkable really. We did exchange music for such a long time but then scuttled on to the next project. And then, slowly but surely, we have this thing where we can explore the less trodden pathways, I think of these songs.”

Krauss adds, “I’m not a songwriter. So my whole life is searching out songs and songwriters and interpreting another person’s story. So getting to hear more wonderful people and tell their story from something of a whole other world to me is really magical.”

Watch their interview with Apple Music 1 here.

Other highlights include a Plant-Burnett original, “High and Lonesome,” and the classic “Can’t Let Go,” written by Randy Weeks and first recorded by Lucinda Williams.

Listen to “High and Lonesome”

The first release, “Can’t Let Go,” spent 10 weeks at #1 on the Americana radio charts.

Watch the lyric video for “Can’t Let Go”

Adds Plant, “You hear something and you go, ‘Man, listen to that song, we got to sing that song!’ It’s a vacation, really—the perfect place to go that you least expected to find.”

Raise The Roof Track List
1. Quattro (World Drifts In)
2. The Price of Love
3. Go Your Way
4. Trouble With My Lover
5. Searching for My Love
6. Can’t Let Go
7. It Don’t Bother Me
8. You Led Me to The Wrong
9. Last Kind Words Blues
10. High and Lonesome
11. Going Where the Lonely Go
12. Somebody Was Watching Over Me

Listen to their cover of Merle Haggard’s “Going Where the Lonely Go”

Related: Read radio great Dennis Elsas’ interview with Plant

On Nov. 19, the pair presented a global livestream. Backed by an all-star band in Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, they debuted a selection of songs from Raise the Roof exclusively for audiences on YouTube.

They will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, Nov. 19, and on CBS Saturday Morning on Nov. 20.

Watch them perform “Can’t Let Go” on Colbert

In addition to winning all six Grammy Awards for which it was nominated, Raising Sand also earned a CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year, plus Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year accolades from the Americana Music Honors and Awards.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss 2022 Tour (Tickets are available here)

Jun 01 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC
Jun 03 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jun 04 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
Jun 06 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jun 07 – Chicago, IL – Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Jun 09 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Jun 11 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jun 12 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion @ The Mann
Jun 14 – Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Jun 16 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Jun 26 – London, UK – BST Hyde Park
Jul 01 – Hamar, NO – Tjuvholmen Arena
Jul 02 – Bergen, NO – Bergenhus Fortress
Jul 05 – Rättvik, SE – Dalhalla
Jul 14 – Lucca, IT – Lucca Summer Festival – Piazza Napoleone
Jul 16 – Stuttgart, DE – JazzOpen Stuttgart 2022
Jul 18 – Sopot, PL – Opera Lesna
Jul 20 – Berlin, DE – Zitadelle

Related: Links to 100s of current classic rock tours

Bonus Video: Watch Plant and Krauss perform Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks” during their first collaborative tour

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  1. Onteo
    #1 Onteo 13 August, 2021, 08:21

    If this new song is an indication of the the rest of the lp, it’s a winner. There needs to be a live LP from the first tour.

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  2. Henry
    #2 Henry 4 November, 2021, 20:55

    I love Alison Krauss and have seen her live twice, but I really don’t care for her and Robert Plant singing together. His voice was great when in Zepplin, but IMO the two together, not a fit. Also the music sounds like it is a computer. I think a reason they have been popular together is because all the Zepplin fans want to hear something from Plant and Krauss would sound good singing a cookbook. Just my opinion.

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