Robert Plant and the Band of Joy

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Robert PlantRobert Plant and the Band of Joy kicked off international 2011 tour in Asheville, NC on January 18.  The cold winter night was full of warmth in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium which was packed for the opening night show.  Robert Plant was looking and sounding great borrowing from a wide repertoire of songs from his solo material, Band of Joy and what is arguably the best rock and roll band ever, Led Zeppelin.  Robert Plant’s band, the Band of Joy, came out with a self-titled album last September on Rounder Records.  The band features Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Darrell Scott, Byron House and Marco Giovino.  Robert Plant sang Led Zeppelin hits Tangerine and Ramble On and Rock & Roll, Led Zeppelin hits.  While on the mellow side compared to a Led Zeppelin show, the mood was upbeat and rocking nonetheless.

Concert tickets for Robert Plant and the Band of Joy are on sale for most dates of his first tour of 2011.

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2011 Robert Plant and the Band Of Joy Tour

JANUARY:

18 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Peterson Events Center (University of Pittsburgh)
21 – Ann Arbor, MI – Hill Auditorium
22 – Toronto, ONT – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
23 – Toronto, ONT – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
25 – Boston, MA House of Blues
26 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
28 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theater at MGM Grand at Foxwoods
29 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
30 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre

FEBRUARY:

1 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
2 – Raleigh, NC Raleigh – Memorial Auditorium
4 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
7 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
8 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
9 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium

APRIL

8 – Louisville, KY – The Palace
9 – Chicago, IL – The Auditorium Theatre
11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Ballroom
12 – Minneapolis – The State Theatre
14 – 16 Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak, Florida
15 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live Arena
17 – Vancouver, BC – The Queen Elizabeth Theater
19 – Portland, OR – The Schnitzer
20: – Seattle, WA – The Paramount
22 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek
23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek
25 – Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara Bowl
27 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
29 – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fair Grounds Race Course