Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Announce 2023 Tour

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

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have announced several dozen 2023 tour dates for the U.S. and Canada. The pair continue to support their 2021 collaborative album, Raise the Roof. Tickets for the new shows go on sale here on Feb. 3, following several presale events. See the complete 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 and has since been nominated for three Grammy Awards including Best Americana album.

The album 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 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.

Watch the video for “Searching For My Love” from the album

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.”

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.

Watch them perform a Led Zeppelin favorite in June 2022

In addition to winning all six Grammy Awards for which it was nominated, 2007’s 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 2023 Tour (Tickets are available here and on StubHub)

Apr 25 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Apr 26 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Apr 28 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Apr 29 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Apr 30 – Huntsville, AL – The Orion Amphitheater
May 02 – Louisville, KY – Louisville, Palace Theatre
May 03 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights
May 05 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
May 07 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
May 09 – Asheville, NC – Arena
May 10 – Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion
May 11 – Live Oak, FL – Echoland Music Festival
May 12 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 13 – Chattanooga, TN – Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
May 15 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 17 – Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
May 18 – Charlottesville, VA – Ting Pavilion
Jun 14 – Las Vegas, NV – The Peart Concert Theater
Jun 15 – Tucson, AZ – Centennial Hall at Univ. of Arizona
Jun 17 – Taos, NM – Kit Carson Park
Jun 18 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Jun 20 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
Jun 23 – Somerset, WI – Outlaw Music Festival
Jun 24 – East Troy, WI – Outlaw Music Festival
Jun 25 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jun 28 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Jun 29 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Jul 01 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center For the Arts
Jul 02 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
Jul 03 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point
Jul 05 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Jul 07 – Montreal, QC – Montreal Jazz Festival

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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    • Brad
      Brad 20 November, 2021, 07:46

      The music sounds like a computer? Ignorant comment.

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    • Dazepp
      Dazepp 19 September, 2022, 19:24

      I agree . Monotonous is the word I think.
      The Zep T shirts get in line to be rewarded with an Art lesson rather than entertainment. Then again, I suppose that suffering is a type of delight to some.

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    • v2787
      v2787 31 January, 2023, 13:29

      I agree with you about Krauss. Her voice is angelic. Plant, on the other hand, never did it for me. Ever. Like Neil Young, I find his voice grating and shrill. I don’t care for his singing, and so I’ll just step away from the Plant/Krauss pairing. Good luck to them, but I’m not buying their music.

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  3. Yvette
    #3 Yvette 1 February, 2023, 01:20

    Harsh Critique… I Enjoy the Earlier Musical Talents of each Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and the Pairing of Plant and Krauss as a Duet Team. I Greatly Enjoy their Vocal Blending in Performing Songs of the Past.. The Music Awards for their last (2) Albums Speak to their Fan Base and Musical Success…

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